Kolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will start holding camps for Aadhaar enrolment at its borough offices in the city.
There were more than twenty private agencies working under KMC for Aadhaar enrolment. However, after the circular, the civic body was compelled to stop such enrolment process.
As per data available with KMC, 80 percent of the population in KMC area have got their Aadhaar cards and 20 percent are yet to receive the same.
The decision of the civic body comes in the wake of demand for citizens to introduce such facilities for smooth enrolment and correction of erroneous names, addresses or other details in the Aadhaar cards.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had issued a circular a few months ago, amidst allegations of data leakage barring a number of agencies from being involved in the Aadhaar enrolment process. Recently, Municipal Commissioner Khalil Ahmed conducted a meeting with top officials of KMC in this regard.