Nashik : At a time when Aadhaar card has become the most important document and proof, with demand for it being made at every place, many are taking initiative to get it, but as agreement with the Basics company is over, Aadhaar centres have shut down. As a result, citizens are having to search for the centres.
Aadhaar card is demanded by banks, telecom companies for issuance of SIM card as proof. Due to this, many had given priority to get it. Many people are still without aadhaar cards. The government has made agreement with Basics company for issuance of aadhaar card in Nashik district. It started 100 centres in the district, but as agreement of contractual companies was over, these centres have been shut since last 15 days. As a result, citizens are facing difficulty in getting new cards and getting corrections done in existing ones.
As benefit of government schemes is being given on aadhaar card, government had to conduct new process before end of the contract, but process has not started yet. Currently, 125 kits are pending without usage. As agreement with two other companies is not over yet, currently aadhaar card registration is being made through 40-50 kits only. It is being stated that only 7 kits are operating in the city. With this there is difficulty in registration of aadhaar card.
Meanwhile, a process is going on at government level to give responsibility of aadhaar card registration to Mahaonline.
Setu centres to be shut
The district administration took action against some setu centres in the district for irregular functioning in them. Administration has started action to shut setu centres at Niphad, Nashik and Chandwad for not paying fine within a given period, informed Deputy District Collector Shashikant Mangrule.
Three months back, Maha-e-Seva centre in Panchavati found issuing fake certificates. Police case was filed against contractor of this centre. Setu contractor got information that age, caste, nationality and ration cards were being issued from Maha-e-Seva centre. When district convener Bhosale and revenue officials re-verified the certificates they found complaint was true. They also found certificates having fake signatures of officials and rubber stamps. In addition, identity card for senior citizen, shop licences and other documents were also found.
Taking this fact seriously, district administration issued a letter to police for filing offence against the contractor. This centre will be cancelled, informed Mangrule.
Five setu centres and one Maha-e-Seva centre were penalised for charging of additional fee and irregular functioning. Setu contractors from Igatpuri and Deola paid fine in a given period of seven days, but as contractors from Nashik and Igatpuri had not paid fine, a notice was issued to them to pay fine with 11% interest. As they did not pay heed despite this, action has been started to shut these centres, Mangrule informed.