Secretary, IT, senior officers from Census Department and other officers were also present in the meeting.
As on date, enrolment of over 95 lakh citizens in Jammu and Kashmir has been completed along with generation of 85 lakh Aadhaar cards. The total census population in J&K is 125 lakh.
During the meeting, Chief Secretary emphasized on 100% Aadhaar enrolment along with focus on enrolment of children between 5 to 18 years of age. He also asked the DCs to expedite enrolment of beneficiaries under Aadhaar based DBT so that Aadhaar may be used as an identifier for delivery of various subsidies/benefits/services to them.
Union Government has decided that all centrally funded schemes are to be brought on Aadhaar based Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) besides grants to states under SSA, RMSA, Mid-Day Meal, ICDS, MGNREGA, scholarships etc may be linked to Aadhaar enrolment to ensure that benefits under various schemes are given only to genuine and deserving beneficiaries.
To expedite capturing of biometric data of left out population, Chief Secretary directed deployment of more machines (Biometric kit) and operators as per requirement of the districts.