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Aadhaar enrolment: Centre working on a solution for CSCs, says Prasad

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on November 27, 2018 Published on November 27, 2018

Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addresses the inaugural function of Constitution Day Celebrations in New Delhi on Monday, Nov 26, 2018.   -  PTI

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The Centre, on Tuesday, assured Common Service Centres (CSCs) that it will work out a solution to ensure that they continue to be connected with Aadhaar security and updation and that village level entrepreneurs (VLEs) need not worry about their investments made to carry out such work.

This comes after many VLEs protested against the Aadhaar provider Unique Identification Authority of India’s (UIDAI’s) move to on-board a few private players for Aadhaar enrolment .

“I assure you that we are working together on some way out. I cannot tell you as the work is in process, but we will certainly do something so that you all continue to be connected with the public, training, Aadhaar security and Aadhaar updation,” Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Electronics & IT and Law & Justice, said here at an event.

Speaking at a national level workshop of top transacting VLEs, Prasad assured that every effort was being made to find a way to further strengthen their engagement in the process of reaching the masses through the use of Aadhaar.

Integral part

The CSCs are an integral part of ‘Digital India’ programme, he said adding that they are the access points for delivery of various digital services to villages and rural areas and contribute towards fulfilling the government’s mandate of a digitally and financially inclusive society.

“Common Service Centres are well placed to play umbilical cord role in the process of shaping new India where all services and incentives are available to the last man in the line at his door step,” the Minister said.

There can be no other model which can ensure empowering of the rural people while protecting economic viability. CSC moment has reached a point of no return and it is bound to be a subject of research in the near future, he added.

CSCs’ appeal

Dinesh Tyagi, Chief Executive Officer, CSC, said: “CSC was created to help under-privileged people in the rural areas and projects like Ayushman Bharat, Jeevan Pramaan and many others are undertaken by the CSCs to help the poor people get benefits. Therefore, we are all appealing for the help as Aadhaar is one of the key jobs done by VLEs.”

He said Aadhaar should remain the basis for CSCs and help people in rural India to get an identity. If CSCs can do anything on Aadhaar — update or enrolment — they will do a good job.

Published on November 27, 2018
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