Aadhaar mandatory for MGNREGS work from April
Beginning 1 April, people living in rural areas must have Aadhaar under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) which requires 100 working days for a household each year.
People registered under the plan will have to provide proof of possession of Aadhaar or undergo the registration process until March 31, 2017, said a senior official in the Cabinet Secretariat.
However, the ration card, driving license, voter identity card, Kisan Passbook with photo, employment card issued under the MGNREGS and a certificate issued by an officer or tehsildar will be As proof of identity for the beneficiaries of the plan. The time they have Aadhaar, he said.
Those who applied Aadhaar can show their registration form or a copy of the request made to the authorities concerned to obtain the unique 12-digit identification number which serves as proof of identity and address anywhere in the country.
“The necessary orders to make the enrollment of Aadhaar compulsory for states like Jammu and Kashmir and a few others are issued by the Center in this regard. Adequate measures will also be taken to ensure that people have no problem To get the Aadhaar number “.
The Government has invoked Article 7 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act of 2016.
The section states that when the Government provides a grant, benefit or service from Consolidated Fund of India (CFI), a person may be asked to authenticate or provide proof of possession of the Aadhaar number.