UIDAI to inform Aadhaar numbers by e-mails & SMS

M. K. Gupta

The long-wait for the unique identity number would soon be over with the authority issuing Aadhaar cards, deciding to inform residents about their numbers through e-mails and SMS service before sending it by post.
Deputy Director General of Unique Identification Authority of India, UIDAI Kumar Alok said in New Delhi the Authority is going to introduce a system next month through which all unique identity numbers would be communicated through SMS and e-mail to the concerned persons before they get their Aadhaar cards by post.

At present, it takes months before the unique Aadhaar number is received by the concerned person by post. According to officials, the delay is mainly on account of the inability of the India Post to print and dispatch the UIDAI cards.

He said at present, India Post prints about 1.5 lakh Aadhaar cards a day whereas the UIDAI enrolls over 10 lakh residents daily. He said the authority has so far issued 2.5 crore Aadhaar cards to the residents.