Jaipur, 02 August. Chief Minister Mr. Ashok Gehlot launched \’Aadhaar\’ scheme to provide 12 digit unique identification number in Rajasthan Postal Circle on Tuesday here at the Conference Hall of the Rajasthan Police Academy. He launched the scheme in Ajmer, Jodhpur and Udaipur circle through video conferencing. Gehlot also released a special cover of \”Aadhaar\” prepared by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and Department of Posts. This cocer is available with a presentation pack.
The Chief Minister on this occasion said the responsibility given to the Postal Department is challenging in itself. This is the first time when common man would get his own unique identification number. The details recorded in \”Aadhaar\” would also play an important role in controlling crime, he said. He said various flagship schemes have been implemented by the UPA Government. More use of Information Technology should be made during the execution of the schemes as good governance is not possible without e-Governance, he said. To provide sensitive, transparent and responsible governance we have to encourage Information Technology, he added. Shri Gehlot was provided his 12 digit unique identification number \’Aadhaar\’ generated by computer after the launch of the scheme. The Chief Minister handed over UID number of Union Minister of State Shri Sachin Pilot generated by computer.
Union Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology Shri Sachin Pilot said the Department of Posts will play an important role in implementation of the \”Aadhaar\”. He said this scheme is a ray of hope for the crores of people related to the deprived sections of the society and the government would do all efforts so that services reach to the needy people.
Shri Pilot said target has been fixed for the computerization of 1.5 lakh post offices by 2012. It would help in sending benefit of various schemes to people through post offices. He said around 2.5 lakh Panchayats would be connected to optical fiber and the Government of India is doing all efforts in the direction to provide services to people through digital and electronic mediums in the coming years.
MLA Shri Pratap Singh Khachariawas, MLA Shri Raghu Sharma, MLA Shri Mohan Lal Gupta, Jaipur Mayor Smt. Jyoti Khandelwal and Member (Planning) Postal Services Board Smt. Sunita Trivedi also addressed the function.Chief Post Master General Shri Rajiv Singh informed that total 273 post offices have been selected for the project in Rajasthan circle which can be increased according to requirement.