CHANDIGARH: As part of efforts to promote the use of Aadhaar by States, the Chandigarh Regional Office (RO) of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) organized a workshop at state on “recent initiatives to simplify the use of Aadhaar” in Punjab.
The workshop was chaired by Commissioner for Finance (Punjab) Anurag Aggarwal, attended by over 100 senior officials from Punjab government, Banks, BSNL, Ministry of Posts, National Information Center (NIC) and central government.
Mr. KAP Sinha, Mr. Sarvjit Singh, Mr. DK Tiwari, Mr. Dilip Kumar, Mr. Ajoy Sharma, Mrs. Gurpreet Sapra and Mrs. Neelima were notable among the senior officers of the Punjab state.
The four sessions of the workshop deliberated on the features of Aadhaar, key developments on the use of Aadhaar, best practices in the state of Punjab, data privacy and information security.
The National Payment Corporation of India gave a presentation on Direct Benefit Transfers and Aadhaar Enabled Payment System.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Bhawna Garg, DDG UIDAI, explained how Aadhaar has become the heart of India’s digital public infrastructure. Aadhaar, with its inherent features of uniqueness, authentication, financial address and e-KYC, has helped government authorities to reach residents directly for the provision of various grants, benefits and services. She stated that Aadhaar is verifiable anytime, anywhere, both online and offline, cost-effectively.
Mr. V. Umashankar Principal Secretary, Government of Haryana CRID explained the concept of Parivar Pehchaan Patra for rights-based benefits.
Mr. Gurkirat Kripal Singh and Mr. Girish Dayalan presented the State of Punjab’s Aadhaar ecosystem and Aadhaar-based e-governance reforms.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anurag Agarwal, Commissioner for Finance, Government of Punjab, thanked UIDAI for organizing this comprehensive and informative workshop. He hopes attendees will benefit from and leverage state use cases to explore ways to improve living comfort and make life easier for residents.