The Distinctive Identification Authority of India, custodian of Aadhaar, has enrolled greater than 79 lakh kids aged under 5 years throughout April to July this yr, an official assertion stated on Monday.
The enrolment is a part of a renewed effort to achieve out to extra kids within the 0-5 age group underneath the Bal Aadhaar initiative and assist mother and father and kids avail a number of advantages.
“The Unique Identification Authority has enrolled more than 79 lakh children in the 0 – 5 age group during the first four months (April – July) of the current financial year,” the assertion stated.
Whereas 2.64 crore kids within the 0-5 age group had Bal Aadhaar as of March 31, 2022, this quantity has elevated to three.43 crore by the tip of July 2022.
“Enrolments of children in the 0-5 age group in states like Himachal Pradesh and Haryana have already covered more than 70 per cent of the targeted age group.
Registration of children (0-5 age group) has also done exceedingly well in several other states and UTs including Jammu and Kashmir, Mizoram, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Lakshadweep,” the assertion stated.
Over all, Aadhaar saturation at current is round 94 per cent. Aadhaar saturation amongst adults is nearly 100 per cent.
Youngsters within the age group of 0-5 years are issued Bal Aadhaar.
Assortment of biometric (fingerprints and iris) information is a key function in issuing Aadhaar as the identical is required to determine uniqueness. Nonetheless, for Aadhaar enrolment of kids within the age group of 0-5 years, these biometrics should not collected.
To distinguish the Bal Aadhaar from regular Aadhaar, it’s issued in blue color, with a comment that that is legitimate until the kid attains the age of 5 years.
On attaining the age of 5, the kid is required to furnish his or her biometrics at an Aadhaar Seva Kendra to finish a course of known as necessary biometric replace.