Government Sanctions Rs 2000 crore to set up Aadhaar centres in Post Offices

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Rs 2,000 crore specifically for setting up Aadhaar centres in post offices.

The decision comes in the wake of complaints regarding private vendors on counts such as petty corruption and attempted frauds and the Supreme Court taking note of reports of alleged leakage of UID data.

Aadhaar enrolment and updation facilities will be available in around 15,000 post offices by March 31 next year. The centres will have machines approved by the Unique Identification Authority of India and personnel will be trained by the agency as well.