Is is a lapse; hundreds in a Haridwar village have same date of birth regd in Aadhaar!!
Even as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee has challenged the mandatory Aadhaar linking rule of the central government, a massive goof up has surfaced in a village of Haridwar. According to information received, it has been found that more than 800 people of a village have the same date of birth (January 1) in their Aadhaar cards.
The villages is said to be Haridwar’s Gaindi Khata village and as soon the lapse was discovered, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) clarified saying that the system by default takes January 1 of a particular year as the official date of birth when the applicants do not know their exact birth date or do not have the supporting documents.
“We were told we would be getting a unique identification number. But what’s unique about it? Even our birthdays are the same now,” Wazir Ali Chopra, a resident, said on Saturday.
The concerned authority reacted to the matter saying they will initiate a probe into it and actions will be taken accordingly.”This came into our notice through your report, will probe matter and take action against wrong-doers,” Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Haridwar, Manish Kumar said.
“This came into our notice through your report, will probe matter and take action against wrong-doers,” Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Haridwar, Manish Kumar said.