Aadhaar enrollments will cross 100 crore mark in few days, to boost the government's plan to provide subsidies and benefits under various schemes directly in social sector.
As per Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) website,.“99.91 crore is the total number of Aadhaars issued as on date. Portal counts/reports are not updated due to maintenance activities. Portal will be updated shortly.”
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is likely hold a press conference on Monday in this regard.
Government has already passed the Aadhaar Bill, providing statutory backing to the scheme.
It wants to complete enrollment process under the unique identification project sooner than later to use Aadhaar as a tool to provide benefits under several social sector schemes directly.