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Aadhaar enrolments to rise by 40 crore next year

March 16, 2012 15:10 IST
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UIDFinance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has expressed confidence that the Unique Identification Development-Aadhaar platform is now ready to support the payments of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Act; old age, widow and disability pensions; and scholarships directly to the beneficiary accounts in selected areas.

Presenting the Union Budget for the year 2012-13, the Finance Minister informed the Lower House of Parliament that the enrolments into the other system have already crossed 20 crore (200 million) and the Aadhaar numbers generated upto date has crossed 14 crore (140 million).

He proposed to allocate adequate funds to complete another 40 crore (400 million) enrolments starting from April 1, 2012.

Source: PIB

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