The Unique Identification Authority of
India (UIDAI) has generated over 2 crore Aadhaar numbers in Bihar
out of a total population of 10.41 crore (as per Census 2011).
Enrolling the residents at a fast pace, the districts of Kishanganj and
Arwal, have reached a saturation level of over 50%, i.e. one out of
every two residents in these districts has Aadhaar. Bihar is among the
4 new States allocated to UIDAI for Aadhaar enrolments earlier this
year. Currently about 1.5 lakh residents are enrolled per day through
3236 active enrolment stations deployed in 37 districts of the State.
44 Enrollment Agencies under 9 Non-State Registrars (NSRs) are
working in Bihar, and the pace of enrolments is likely to gain further
momentum shortly with engagement of Enrolment Agencies by the
State Registrar, i.e. Department of Rural Development, Government of
Bihar. The UIDAI has, till date, issued over 70.8 crore Aadhaar
numbers. Nine States/UTs including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana,
Kerala, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh have crossed 90 percent Aadhaar
coverage, while a further seven States/UTs have Aadhaar coverage of
between 75 and 90 percent.
Over 2 crore Aadhaar number holders of Bihar can now avail
many services with their Aadhaars such as opening a Bank account,
obtaining a SIM card, a PAN card, an LPG connection etc. For the
benefit of residents and institutions/agencies alike, more services are
likely to be available using the Aadhaar platform in the coming days.
Aadhaar is a “Digital ID” which facilitates “anytime, anywhere”
online authentication of a resident through universal verification of
one’s identity based on the demographic and biometric information of
an individual, thereby eliminating any chance of duplication or fraud.
For any further information, please contact:
ADG (Media), UIDAI at 011-23466831