Tihar Prisoners to receive UIDs soon

Written by: Ria
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New Delhi, oct 16: Tihar inmates would be equipped with Unique Identification (UID) Numbers so that they get the benefits of Aadhaar scheme once they walk out of the jail.

Tihar authorities have asked the Aadhaar officials to register for the prisoners inside the jail. The interested prisoners would have to produce an identity proof to get the UIDs number.

RN Sharma, deputy inspector general (DIG) of Tihar prisons was quoted as saying, "If every resident of India is entitled to the number then why not the inmates? There is a talk going on in this regard with the officials of the Deputy Commissioner of West."

"Since all inmates cannot make it to the enrollment centre, we have decided to request the sub-divisional magistrate of Rajouri Garden area to get the machines installed inside the jail premises so that photos and biometric scanning of fingerprints and iris are collected," said Sharma.

He added that their temporary address will be the jail address and their permanent one will be the one mentioned in the jail records.

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