The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched Challenge drive to enroll leftover population for Aadhaar, in 22 States/UTs where Aadhaar saturation of adult population has crossed 100 per cent(as per projected population figure of 2015). These 22 States/UTs are Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Kerala, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh.
As of now, over 106.69 crore Aadhaar numbers have been generated across the country.
The Challenge drive enrolment scheme will be only for adult population. As part of the Challenge drive, the residents of these States/UTs who have not yet enrolled for Aadhaar are being asked to register themselves athttps://www.wenrol.uidai.gov.in. On completing the simple registration formality, such people would be enrolled for the Aadhaar number on a priority basis.
“The Challenge drive will ensure that nobody is left without an Aadhaar in these States/UTs which statistically have 100% Aadhaar saturation. The drive will start from 15th October to 15th November 2016. This is in furtherance of the enrolment exercise to achieve universal coverage for Aadhaar across the country. All the eight Regional Offices of UIDAI have been directed to take up necessary media campaign in prominent local media and coordinate with respective State/UTs/NSRs/EAs for facilitating the enrolment of the resident registered under the Challenge drive and enroll infirm and elderly residents at home” said Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO, UIDAI.
In this drive, the enrolment request of only persons over the age of 18 years will be accepted on the portal mentioned above. Providing a mobile number as well as other demographic details is also mandatory as a mobile OTP based verification will be conducted once the person submits the enrolment request. The person will be then contacted and enrolled on a priority basis through special camps or at the enrolment stations located near him/her. The portal https://wenrol.uidai.gov.in also has a facility to locate the nearest enrolment centre.