GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1980
ANSWERED ON: 07.03.2018
Complaints Regarding Aadhaar
SISIR KUMAR ADHIKARI
Will the Minister of ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:
(a) whether the Government has received complaints from NRI/PIO/OCIs who are facing problems in AADHAAR enrolment and are getting barred from different facilities;
(b) if so, is it also fact that NRI/PIO/OCIs are not eligible for biometric identification enrolment as per Aadhaar Act, 2016; and
(c) if so, the steps which Government proposes to take to resolve their issue?
(a) and (b): As per section 3 (1) read with section 2(v) of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 every resident is entitled to obtain Aadhaar. Hence, NRI/OCI/PIO, in case they are non-resident, are not eligible.
(c): NRIs/OCIs/PIOs who are not eligible to get Aadhaar, can access their services without submission of Aadhaar. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has issued circular dated 15/11/2017 advising all Central Ministries/ Departments, all State Governments and UT Administration, not to insist for Aadhaar from such category of individuals and devise suitable mechanism to ascertain their identities.
Source : Lok Sabha
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