Nagaland has taken a pioneering step in the North Eastern region by launching the Aadhaar-Linked Birth Registration (ALBR) system. This groundbreaking initiative focuses on simplifying the procedures of birth registration and Aadhaar enrolment for children aged 0 to 5 years.
The commencement of the launch was formally led by Commissioner T Mhabemo Yanthan. During the launch event, there was a live demonstration that resulted in the successful registration of two newborn infants. This achievement represents a noteworthy advancement in guaranteeing that every child can rightfully access social welfare services.
Enhancing Birth Registration and Aadhaar Enrolment
The initiative aims to improve the overall journey for both parents and children throughout the crucial phases of birth registration and Aadhaar enrolment. Through ALBR, the process of Aadhaar enrolment occurs simultaneously with birth, seamlessly intertwining it with the registration process. This enrollment method is facilitated smoothly using a tablet under the supervision of (Child Enrolment Lite Client) CELC Operators, necessitating only a proof of relationship document for enrolling the child.
Empowering Each Child with Unique Identity
One of the paramount benefits of the ALBR system is the conferment of a unique identity upon infants. This unique identity not only ensures proper tracking of essential services such as immunization, Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), education, and various social welfare provisions but also brings ease and efficiency to parents and concerned departments alike.
Key Role of Directorate of Economics and Statistics
To ensure the successful implementation of the ALBR system and its accessibility across different districts, the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Nagaland, which also functions as the Registrar for Birth and Death for the state, has been integrated into the UIDAI ecosystem. This integration enables the directorate to function as a Registrar cum Enrolment Agency, entrusted with conducting child enrolment through the ALBR process.
With the ALBR initiative now in motion, This groundbreaking endeavor is set to benefit children in their formative years and contribute to the realization of their rights and entitlements, ensuring a brighter future for the state’s youngest citizens.
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- Director of Economics and Statistics, Nagaland: Neidilhou Angami