With a view to facilitate Aadhaar enrolment to residents living in Kathua district, Department of Posts today launched Aadhar enrollment and updation services at Kathua Head Post Office.
Deputy Commissioner, Rohit Khajuria today inaugurated the service here at Kathua in presence of Director Postal Services J&K, Gaurav Srivastav, SSPO Jammu, J R Angural, ACR, Jitendra Mishra, Post Masters, Sub Post Masters and other staff members.
Speaking on the occasion, DC said, “It is quite pleasing to launch these services today as these will facilitate hassle-free Aadhaar enrolment, biometric update besides updating demographic details of residents living in Kathua district.”
He also said that Post Office is still relevant in today`s life and Aadhar has become an important document for availing various services and benefits such as opening of Bank accounts, PAN card, Income tax returns, Passport, Ration card etc. . So by facilitating customers to get Aadhar number, the post Office has diversified its functioning to cater to the larger domain. He further said that it will ensure instant seeding of Aadhaar numbers and other KYC details in customer accounts which will help the beneficiaries in receiving DBT in their bank accounts.
Director Postal Services J&K, Gaurav Srivastav said that a new chapter of cooperation has been opened between State and Central Government by opening Aadhar enrolment and updation centre. He further added that Aadhar holders are required to keep the details such as mobile number, email id, address updated in the Aadhar database for availing the benefits of Aadhar related services provided by Central and State government.
He also informed that in Jammu region 9 Post Offices have Aadhar enrollment and updation services against the set target of 87 such canters.
Under this initiative the facilities that will be made available to residents are new enrolment, biometric update and demographic update (name, address, DoB, mobile, gender and email), Gaurav informed.