More Post Offices offer Aadhaar enrollment

Department of Post is opening more Aadhaar updation and enrolment centres in its post offices. | Photo Credit: K. Pichumani

Around 43,500 people have either enrolled or updated their details this year in region: Postmaster-General

Residents may have better access to Aadhaar enrolment and related services now. The Department of Posts has increased the number of post offices offering the services manifold in the last two months in the State.

There are nearly 2,833 post offices across the State. Of this, nearly 1,435 post offices now allow residents to enrol for Aadhaar or update their information. Officials of the Postal Department said more post offices were empanelled due to growing demand. The number of post offices providing the service has gone up from a mere 120 in April across the State.

R. Anand, Postmaster-General, Chennai city region, said about 43,500 people had either enrolled or updated their details so far this year in the region, including Vellore and Puducherry. Residents can approach 316 post offices in Chennai city region for the service.

However, a few residents complained about mistakes in updating data in Ambattur post office that has delayed the process for over a month now. Responding to the complaints, Mr. Anand said about 1,300 postal staff members had been trained for Aadhaar transactions and the issue would be looked into.

Staff agitation

Members of the All India Postal Employees Union wore black badges to work on Wednesday and participated in demonstrations across the State protesting against the inadequate infrastructure.
J. Ramamurthy, the union’s circle president, said the department had undertaken core system integration, which was expected to bring all postal services under online platform. But, instead of increasing speed of transactions, it had only delayed the process and affected customers.

Source : The Hindu, 21 Jun, 2018.

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