Department of Posts in agreement with UIDAI has decided to provide Aadhar Enrolment facility in selected Post Offices of Maharashtra Circle which would facilitate residents in getting new Aadhar cards.
Aadhar Updation Centres are functioning w.e.f 20.06.2017 and at present total 107 Aadhar Updation Centres are functioning in Maharashtra Circle. Out of total 2214 Post Offices in Maharashtra Circle, Aadhar Enrolment-Cum-Updation Centres will start functioning in 1293 Post Offices shortly.
Aadhar has been given to more than 113 crore people in India. The Central government has issued various notifications wherein it has prescribed requirement of Aadhar for availing various services and benefits such as opening of Bank accounts, PAN card, Income tax returns, Passport, Ration card etc. Government of Maharashtra has also issued various notifications wherein Aadhar is prescribed for various services like property registration transaction, birth registration, minority scholarship scheme etc. Approximately more than 3 lakhs people all over the country are now applying every day for updating their Aadhar details and approximately 22-25 crores people every year will seek updates in their demographic information on Aadhar card.
The Aadhar holders are required to keep the details such as mobile number, email id, address updated in the Aadhar database for availing the benefits of Aadhar related services provided by Central and State government. They also sometimes require to update other details such as name and photograph.
Department of Posts is already a registrar of UIDAI. Maharashtra Circle has now become Enrolment Agency of UIDAI for providing Aadhar Updation and Enrolment facility. The Post office staff is being trained and certified by UIDAI to handle this work skillfully. Necessary devices and equipment are being procured by the postal department.