Indian People to receive Aadhaar numbers via e-mails, SMSes

New Delhi, Nov 13: People soon will receive the aadhaar numbers through e-mails and SMSes, previously it was sent by post.

"We are going to introduce a system next month through which all unique identity numbers would be communicated through SMS and e-mail to the concerned persons before they get their Aadhaar cards by post," said Kumar Alok, deputy director general of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

At present, people receive the number by post after months. According to the officials, the delay is due to the inability of the Indian Post to print and dispatch the UIDAI cards.

Over 4 crore Aadhaar numbers under the UIDAI scheme could not be printed and distributed, said Alok and he admitted that the printing capacity has crated a backlog.

However, at present, Indian post prints 1.5 lakh Aadhaar cards everyday whereas the UIDAI registers around 10 lakh residents everyday and the authority has issued only 2.5 crore Aadhaar cards, said Alok.

Meanwhile, the authority has tied up with the state-run Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL) to increase the printing and distribution number of Aadhaar cards.

TCIL has made possible the printing of 5 lakh Aadhaar cards in Mumbai. By the end of next month, the firm will set up two more branches at other locations.

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