Imphal: As part of the effort to promote Aadhaar usage by states, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Regional Office (RO) Guwahati organised a state-level workshop on ‘Recent Initiatives for Simplifying Aadhaar Usage’ here Wednesday.
Manipur’s Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar was the chief guest at the workshop.
Addressing the participants/officials, Rajesh Kumar said that Aadhaar is instrumental in the delivery of social welfare schemes and urged the Departments of the State Government to notify Section-7 in schemes for implementation of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).
CEO, UIDAI, Dr. Saurabh Garg, elaborated on the progress made by Aadhaar in the past decade. He has highlighted that Aadhaar authentication provides an instant mechanism to prove your identity through online authentication. He also emphasized that UIDAI will continue its efforts for improving the Ease of Living for residents& urged the State Government of Manipur to implement DBT in every service delivery scheme to bring transparency.
Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Manipur, Vumlunmang Vualnam, along with senior officials from the State Government of Manipur attended the workshop and gave a detailed presentation on the progress of Aadhaar enrolment and initiatives taken to implement DBT. In spite of difficult terrain, the Government of Manipur has undertaken rigorous efforts to cover more than 80% population. Best practices adopted by the state were also explained during the workshop.
Speaking on the occasion, DDG UIDAI, RO Guwahati, Sh. Devajit Khound, explained how Aadhaar has become the core of India’s digital public infrastructure. Aadhaar with its inherent features of Uniqueness, Authentication, Financial Address and e-KYC has helped the government authorities to directly reach residents for delivery of various subsidies, benefits and services. He has emphasized that Aadhaar is verifiable anytime, anywhere both online as well as offline in a cost-effective way.
Further, he emphasized on use of Aadhaar in every social welfare scheme to bring transparency/visibility in the existing system and urged the State Government that benefits shall be provided to the beneficiaries through Aadhaar Enabled Payment System for last-mile delivery.
All the sessions of the workshop deliberated on Aadhaar features, Key Developments on Usage of Aadhaar, Data Privacy & Information Security.