Hyderabad, February 6 : Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday categorically clarified that “February 15 is not the deadline for Aadhaar-linked subsidy cooking gas supply”.
Appealing the people not to panic, the Chief Minister said that people who have already enrolled and did not receive their cards or lost their Aadhaar cards, need not go to the Aadhaar enrolment centres again, as the system would not accept and register their names again.
In an emergency meeting held at the State Secretariat, the Chief Minister directed to extend the services in 60 ‘Mee Seva’ centres in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts in a week’s time for issuing duplicate cards, in case of ‘Aadhaar’ lost and not received cases. He instructed the officials to open 300 new Aadhaar centres in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy District alone.
The Chief Minister said that till all the people are enrolled in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy District and other three pilot districts of Anantapur, Chittoor and East Godavari, the supply of subsidy gas cylinders would continue as at present. He directed that every week, 100 additional new centres will be opened. He said that arrangements would be made soon for ceding of Aadhaar cards with the cooking gas distributors online and through Mee Seva centres.
Kiran Kumar Reddy also directed that Aadhaar cards enrolment should be completed in the next four to five months time all over State.
Officials explained that, out of the total population of 8.5 crore to be covered in the State, 6.5 crore have already enrolled and the Aadhaar cards generated so far is 5.3 crore and the balance population to be covered is only two crore and the enrolment was being done at a brisk pace throughout the State.
Chief Secretary Minnie Mathew, Civil Supplies Commissioner Sunil Sharma, Principal Secretary (Finance) Dr P V Ramesh, Secretary (IT&C) Sanjay Jaju, representatives of all oil companies and other officials attended the meeting. INN