Kharkamni said the then Addl. Deputy Commissioner P.S Kharkongor had put the enrolment process on hold after talks with various stakeholders, including NGOs and church leaders.
The KSU leader also denounced the comments of H.K Thabah, BDO, Jirang C&RD Block, that Aadhaar registration is necessary for residents to avail themselves of the benefits under government schemes.
The Supreme Court in its order dated October 15, 2015, had made it clear that implementation of Aadhaar is voluntary and that it cannot be made mandatory.
“He attends office only once or twice a week and has not even performed his duties well, especially in implementing schemes in Jirang,” said Kharkamni, adding that the district administration should respect Kharkongor’s decision to put the process on hold.
KSU demanded that the Aadhaar/NPR cell at the DC’s office should be closed immediately.