Aadhaar enrolment and updation facilities will be available in around 15,000 post offices by March 31 next year and this will complement the earlier decision that bank branches will have similar centres by October 31. Around 5,000 post offices will have the facility by December this year.
Rs 2,000 crore specifically for setting up Aadhaar centres in Post Offices, a move that will see private contractors phased out from the data collection process.
The decision comes in the wake of complaints regarding private vendors on counts such as petty corruption and attempted frauds and the Supreme Court taking note of reports of alleged leakage of UID data.
Read more of this in a report published in Times of India....