Mayor inaugurates Aadhar Seva Kendra

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Mayor, Chander Mohan Gupta inaugurating Aadhar centre.

STATE TIMES NEWS

JAMMU: The IT Department JK both Jammu Municipal Corporation and Jammu Smart City Limited on inaugurated the Aadhar Seva Kendra at Chande Bagha Community Hall by Mayor, Chander Mohan Gupta in presence of Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Simrandeep Singh and Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Avny Lavasa.
As briefed by Simrandeep Singh AIT SECY, The Smart Chip Pvt. Ltd. (An IDEMIA Company), has been selected by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Government of India, under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) as their implementation partner to establish and run Aadhaar Seva Kendra (ASK Centers) across India. Aadhaar Seva Kendra offers a single stop destination for Aadhaar enrolment and update services to residents in a state-of-the-art environment. Smart Chip has established Aadhaar Seva Kendra at Chandrabagha Hall, Canal Road Jammu for the benefits of the citizens of the State. Aadhaar Seva Kendra (ASK) offers a comfortable environment to residents. The center shall have a special provisions to provide onspot services especially to the elderly and senior citizens.
ASK Center will open for all seven days in a week from 9:00 AM to 5.30 PM. It offers an online appointment system facility available (ask1.uidai.gov.in) where any resident can book an appointment online for Aadhaar enrolment or update service as per their convenience. The residents can make the payment at ‘Cash Counter’ available at the ASK or make online payment at the time of booking online appointment from UIDAI website. This ASK shall have a capacity to serve 500 residents in a day and have a seating capacity of 50 residents inside the center at any given time in a day. All the Aadhaar services will be provided at the rates defined by UIDAI and no extra money will be charged. The center is provided with CCTV facilities and have token/ queue management system for serving the residents.
During the occasion, the Mayor stated that Aadhar Seva Kendra are being established throughout the Country as per the pattern of Passport Offices which shall help the residents to get their updated, corrected and making so easily without any hindrance.
The Commissioner, JMC while speaking on the occasion stated that the aim is to establish this Aadhar Seva Kendra to provide conveniently, time bound and transparent services to the residents of the city and added that Corporation is an Urban Local Body whose essence is to provide basic amenities to the citizens and work solely for the citizens. It is a citizens friendly centre and more initiatives shall be taken by JMC so that Jammu City may become a Smart City as well.