Online appointment for UID enrolment to begin next week
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To enrol for Unique Identification (UID) numbers, city residents will not have to wait in long queues at enrolment centres any longer. An online appointment service for enrolment will be launched in Chandigarh next week, which will allow applicants to make appointments in advance at enrolment centres of their choice.
A web portal (appointments.uidai.gov.in) has been designed for the purpose by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
An official from Chandigarh unit of UIDAI told Newsline, "Applicants can visit the link and provide details of location and select enrolment centres as per their preferences."
The official further informed that one applicant can take appointment for the enrolment of four persons (including himself) and visit the enrolment centre as per the date and time allotted.
Till date, a total of 5.4 lakh city residents have been enrolled and UID numbers for 2.55 lakh residents have already been issued. The key registrars for UID enrolments include State Bank of India (SBI), Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC), State Bank of Patiala (SBOP), Union Bank of India and Central Bank of India.
The applicants are required to bring in only three documents, one each for proof of Identity (any photo ID), residence and date of birth. The residence proof helps in identification of address for correspondence, where the UID number is later sent by post.
The highest number of enrolments have been made at SBI's branches in Chandigarh. While a total 2.5 lakh residents have got themselves enrolled at SBI centres, Central Bank and OBC have enrolled 1.2 lakh and 44,000 residents, respectively.