The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has initiated the online booking of appointment to access Aadhaar related services in its Aadhaar Sewa Kendras (ASK).
The ASKs will help people in adjoining areas to avail Aadhaar enrolment and update related services in a hassle-free, secure and convenient manner and will function along with other 35,000+ Aadhaar Kendra currently being run in banks, post offices, BSNL customer centres, and other designated state government offices.
UIDAI intends to set up 114 Aadhaar Seva Kendras in 53 cities across the country by the end of 2019.
Facilities in ASKs
The ASKs have a capacity to handle up to 1000/500 enrolments and update requests each per day and will be open for six days a week including weekends from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will be closed only on Tuesdays and public holidays.
Aadhaar Seva Kendras have comfortable air-conditioned environment having 16/8 enrolment counters, 80/40 seated waiting areas and electronic token system beside other amenities. Any resident can take online advance appointment and visit at her/his convenience.
ASKs have a token system where the resident first gets a token for their Aadhaar related work and then moves to a ‘verifier’ for document checking. Once the verification is completed, the resident moves to ‘cash counter’ for payment of Rs.50/-(charges for Aadhaar update, if required) and is then assigned an ‘operator counter’ from the 16 operator workstations. The entire token movement is visible to the resident via digital display screens for easy movement and queue management.A resident who hasbeen provided a token will not have to stand in long queues.
The facility (pilot) is for booking an appointment at an Aadhaar Seva Kendra for Aadhaar services listed below:
You would need a mobile number (may not be Aadhaar registered) and the details of relevant valid documents for booking an appointment. Enrollment for a new Aadhaar is free. For updation of Aadhaar, a fee of Rs 50 is charged at the ASK.
Source : UIDAI