Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the states to accelerate Aadhaar enrolment of children in the age group of 5 to 18 years to make scholarships and other educational benefits more accessible to them.
The PM’s directive came during the review of grievances redressal in the field of school education and literacy. He said that people nowadays expect the government to resolve their grievances.
The review was undertaken at the 14th meeting of Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation (PRAGATI), an ICT-based multi-modal platform for monthly interaction by the PM with top officials of the states.
The PM specifically asked the officials to make the measures being taken by them to address grievances of students more systematic. He also instructed them to use all available technological tools to ensure that school-children do not face inconvenience.
On the progress of Aadhaar enrolment, it was noted that overall enrolment is now close to 105 crore, and special attention is being given to the Northeast states that are lagging behind.