In order to promote Aadhaar usage by States/UTs, Regional Office (RO) Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Chandigarh organized a workshop for Chandigarh (U.T.) highlighting ‘Recent Initiatives for Simplifying Aadhaar Usage’ on 16th November,2022.
Over 70 senior officers from Chandigarh U.T. Government and Centre Government attended the workshop. Notable amongst them were Sh. Nitin Yadav, Home Secretary, Chandigarh, Sh. Yashpal Garg, Health Secretary, Smt. Nitika Pawar, Secretary, Department of Women and Child Development, Mrs. Hargunjit Kaur, Special Secretary (Finance), Sh. Rupesh Kumar, Director IT, Dr. Abhishek Jain, Director Census Operations and Sh. HPS Brar, Director School Education.
During three sessions of the workshop, presentations were given by UIDAI RO Chandigarh on features of Aadhaar, key developments on Usage of Aadhaar, Best Practices of Haryana/ Maharashtra/ Karnataka state, Aadhaar Eco System & CRM, Aadhaar Data Security & Aadhaar Data Vault and Authentication. Presentations were also given by Department of IT, Health, Education and Women and Child Development of the Chandigarh Government. National Payment Corporation of India gave a presentation on Direct Benefit Transfers and Aadhaar Enabled Payment System. The presentations also elaborated on m-Aadhaar app, Aadhaar online services and how UIDAI has made efforts to make enrolment and updation services a frictionless experience for the residents. Department of Post and India Post Payment Bank gave a presentation on their efforts to enhance the usage of Aadhaar.
Ms. Bhawna Garg, DDG UIDAI, RO Chandigarh, 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. She further explained recent initiatives undertaken by UIDAI, how Aadhaar is verifiable anytime, anywhere both online and offline in a cost-effective way and how residents can check status of their bank linkage with Aadhaar through online portal.
Sh. Nitin Yadav, Home Secretary, Chandigarh Government congratulated and thanked UIDAI team for organizing this comprehensive and informative workshop and elaborated how Aadhaar is helping the Chandigarh U.T. in all its schemes. He emphasized the need for evolving the Events Based Approach towards the usage of Aadhaar so that it caters to the need of various services for the residents during their lifecycle.