Sunday, June 13, 2021










No denial of vaccine or essential services for want of Aadhaar: UIDAI

- Advertisement -

New Delhi, May 15, 2021-
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Saturday said in a statement that no one will be denied vaccine, medicine, hospitalisation or treatment for want of Aadhaar.

The statement has come in the present Covid-19 pandemic situations against certain reports suggesting that vaccination and a few other essential services like hospitalisation were being denied to the residents for want of Aadhaar.

UIDAI said that in the Covid pandemic circumstances, no one shall be denied a service/benefit just because he/she doesn’t have an Aadhaar.

If one does not have Aadhaar or if Aadhaar online verification is not successful due to some reason, the concerned agency or department has to provide the service as per Section 7 of Aadhaar Act, 2016 and the Cabinet Secretariat OM dated 19th Dec 2017, UIDAI said in a statement.

UIDAI said that Aadhaar should not be misused as an excuse for denial of any essential service. There is a well established exception handling mechanism (EHM) for Aadhaar and it should be followed to ensure delivery of benefits and services in the absence of Aadhaar.

If a resident does not possess Aadhaar for some or the other reason, she/he must not be denied essential services as per Aadhaar Act.

UIDAI said that Aadhaar is meant to bring transparency and accountability in public service deliveries through effective use of technology and there are exception handling regulations issued by UIDAI vide its circular dated October 24, 2017 to ensure that no beneficiary is denied of benefits/services for the want of Aadhaar.

Also, relevant provisions are there in the Aadhaar Act under Section 7 to ensure that there is no exclusion and no denials.

Further, the Cabinet Secretariat OM dated December 19, 2017 has clearly explained the exception handling mechanism by using alternate means of identification for extending benefits and services to the residents who do not posses Aadhaar or in cases where Aadhaar authentication is not successful due to any reason.

UIDAI advised that in case of any such denial of service/benefit, matter should be brought to the knowledge of the higher authorities of concerned departments (Agency)

Subscribe to YesPunjab Telegram Channel & receive important news updates

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected

20,369FansLike
111,694FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

Winning Happiness: a book by TS Chawla – Reviewed by Principal Bahadur Singh

Winning Happiness is a beautiful book on Life Skills from the pen of Mr. T S Chawla, a veteran and renowned journalist having more...

UNGA President might have got it all wrong – by Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza

The President of the United Nation General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, has said that Pakistan needs to ‘work harder to raise the issue (of Kashmir)...

Maintaining positivity in Covid times – by DC Pathak

A lot is being written about the destabilising impact of the Corona pandemic and the restrictions mandated by it, on the society and in...

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

People afraid of catching Covid are more judgemental: Study

London, June 9, 2021 (Yes Punjab) People more concerned about catching Covid-19 were more disapproving of the wrong-doings of others, whatever they were doing wrong, according to a study on how we make moral judgements. The findings are evidence that our morality is shaped by various emotions and intuitions, of which concerns about health and safety are prominent. This means...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!