Agencies demand bribe for Aadhar Card form

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Bangalore, July 17:Aadhar card is a unique identity card that has been declared mandatory by the Indian government for the citizens. But, its not for free...at least in Bangalore.

In a tiff between the residents of Ejipura and a Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) agency personnel, it was revealed that a bribe of Rs 30 was being demanded for each Aadhar card application.

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"Why should we pay something for what is our right? We are not buying citizenship here," said Venkat from the Venu Gopal Swami Layout, who was standing in a long queue at the Aadhar Camp at Chinmaya Vidya Kendra High school.

Similar was the reaction of Ambi, who belongs to a family of 7. She says, "just imagine how much I have to fish out for applications only. God only knows when will this practice be eradicated."

Agencies, however claim otherwise, saying that the people are making false allegation out of frustration because they have stand in long queues. On a previous occasion, reported by a local daily, the UIDAI had blacklisted the agency that was assigned the above responsibility by the government.

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