Aadhaar Enrollment Receipt – Aadhaar Problem
Aadhaar Card is a very good ID proof, document and data record. Government of India is keenly interested to make the Aadhaar compulsory . But there are serious Aadhaar Problems / Aadhaar Card problems for which Government of India is doing nothing. UIDAI may be unawaew of these problems. We are just raising all such Aadhaar problems and shortcomings one by one in separate articles. We hope that Government of India / UIDAI will solve all such Aadhaar Card Problems. In this article, we are raising first problem which can be captioned as Problem of Aadhaar Enrollment Receipt / Acknowledgement.
Problem of Enrollment Receipt / Acknowledgement : When an applicant (Resident) applies first time for Aadhaar / Aadhaar Card, applicant is issued a Enrollment Receipt / Acknowledgement. This Enrollment Receipt / Acknowledgement contains it’s number with date and time. Presently, maximum Aadhaar applicants are facing following problems relating to Enrollment Receipt / Acknowledgement :-
1. Aadhaar Enrollment Receipt is a life long document. Unfortunately, this life long document is issued on the poorest quality paper. Therefore, it has no life.
2. While issuing this Aadhaar Enrollment Receipt, it’s importance was not explained to the applicant and therefore, maximum applicants are not keeping it in safe custody resulted in to loss / misplacement.
3. For E-aadhaar Card, Enrollment Number / Time / Date is necessary where as almost applicants have scrapped / lost their Aadhaar Enrollment Receipt due to poor knowledge about the importance of Aadhaar Enrollment Receipt.
4. Due to loss / misplacement of Aadhaar Enrollment Receipt and/or Enrollment Number, Time & Date, applicant can not download his/her E-aadhaar.
Suggestion For Aadhaar Applicants / Residents
A. Aadhaar Applicant should ask and take the Aadhaar Enrollment Receipt from the Incharge of Aadhaar Center / Aadhaar Camp at the time of applying for Aadhaar.
B. Aadhaar Applicant should keep and maintain the Aadhaar Enrollment Receipt in safe custody for life. It can be laminated also.
B. Aadhaar Applicant should write, save & preserve the Aadhaar Enrollment Number, Time & Date at multiple locations.
Suggestion For Aadhaar UIDAI / Govt. Of India
(a) Aadhaar Enrollment Receipt should be issued on good quality paper.
(b) While issuing this Aadhaar Enrollment Receipt, it’s importance and safe custody should be well explained / taught to the applicant.
(c) Now, UIDAI should send once or more than once the Enrollment Number, Time & Date to each Aadhaar Applicant by post (most important) , email and sms.
(d) Alternatively, UIDAI should provide online as well as offline facility for knowing Enrollment Number, Time & Date (but without sending OTP on registered Mobile No. only.)