NAGPUR: In a major relief to the citizens especially students, the Aadhaar centres have started to re-open after being closed for last two months.

Around 75 centres are likely to open in the district. The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has been given five Aadhaarenrolment centres.

NMC deputy commissioner Ranjana Lade said first enrolment of NMC schools students will be done at the five centres. “There are total 21,467 students in NMC schools of which 18,771 have Aadhaar enrolment. Remaining 2,696 students will be enrolled at the centres. Each centre can enrol 50 students in a day. Then the decision on further use of centres will be taken,” she said.

The students lacking Aadhaar enrolment have not received grant of school uniforms. Also, such students will be deprived of scholarship and other schemes of the government in coming days. With launch of direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme, the government has stopped purchasing and distributing uniforms or any other materials to the beneficiaries. The amount is supposed to be directly transferred into the beneficiary accounts for which Aadhaar is mandatory.

After schools’ rounds, the NMC is planning to restart two centres at citizen facilitation centre (CFC) situated at head office in Civil Lines. Remaining three centres are likely to be opened at zone-level CFCs.

The district administration has also re-opened two centres at Setu Kendra situated in the collectorate, one each at Tehsil Office building and Zilla Parishad office in Civil Lines. Around six private centres have continued to operate in the city. The government had planned to shift all private centres in premises of government departments but it has not been done yet.

The government is also planning to facilitate Aadhaar centres in nationalized banks and post offices.

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