Bhubaneswar: Newborns will be enrolled for Aadhaar in hospitals across Odisha.
“Aadhaar facilitation centres will be opened in hospitals and urban local bodies for Aadhaar generation at the time of birth and issue of birth certificates.. New updated kits will be procured and registration desks set up in the hospitals by January, 2020,” said IT Secretary Manoj Kumar Mishra.
This was decided in Unique Identification Implementation (UDAI) committee meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy in Lok Seva Bhawan on Tuesday. UIDAI Deputy Director General G Venugopal Reddy was also in attendance.
Priority will be on getting children from 0-5 registered for Aadhaar. The Chief Secretary had directed that Anganwadi centres, hospitals and schools should be be actively involved in Aadhaar enrolment of children.
More than 93 per cent people above the age of 18 in Odisha, which a population of 4.58 crore, have enrolled for Aadhaar.
The registration level in 0-5 age group is around 46 per cent with the real number of 18,26,038 and in 5-18 age group, it is around 81 per cent (95,87,186), the IT secretary said.
Odisha has made progress in implementation of Aadhaar enrolment and it would certainly do better at national level in coming months, said Reddy while reply to a media query.