Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved 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 centres will have machines approved by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and trained personnel who will be responsible for the operations. Aadhaar enrolment and updation facilities will be available in around 15,000 post offices by March 31, 2018.
- Unique Identification Authority of India has its Headquarters in New Delhi.
- The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UIDAI is Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey.
- Shri Ananta Narayan Nanda Secretary is the Director General Postal Services.