News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Gaurav Pandey
Thursday, 16 December 2021 10:41 PM Updated to IST
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According to the news agency ANI, 99.7 per cent of the country’s adult population is registered on a case-by-case basis, Garg said. We have registered 131 crore people and now we are trying to link the newborn with the base. Two to two and a half crore children are born in the country every year.
Aadhaar is given to the newborn only after the photo is taken
Garg said the newborns would be photographed at birth and given an Aadhaar card. We do not take biometric data of children under the age of five. But their Aadhaar is linked to their mother or father. Once they reach the appropriate age, their biometric data will be taken.
The aim is to provide a base for the entire population of the country.
The UIDAI CEO said that they are trying to make Aadhaar available to the entire population of the country. Last year, more than 10,000 camps were set up in remote areas. On this occasion, 30 lakh people registered, recognizing that most of them did not have Aadhaar.
The first Aadhaar was issued in 2010, now focus on updates
Saurabh Garg further said, “We issued the first Aadhaar in 2010. Then our goal was to enroll more people and now our focus is on the Aadhaar update. So far every year 10 crore people are updating their name, address and mobile number on their basis.