Come January 1, and getting a licence or getting a vehicle registered in Chandigarh will be done only if one has a UIDAI number or at least an enrolment number to testify that one has applied for the UIDAI number.
As per a move of the UT Administration, from January 1, one would need to attach the UIDAI number or at least the enrolment number along with other documents before applying for a licence or even a registration certificate (RC).
However, the move, which is aimed to bring in more convenience for the residents and also keep a check on any outsider applying for an RC in the city or for keeping tabs on multiple licences, is also expected to face initial hiccups.
While UT officials claim already about 74 per cent population of the city has enrolled for the UIDAI which is a significantly high percentage, the remaining population is yet to catch up with the UIDAI wave.
Significantly, the UT Administration had last year issued a notification stating that a UIDAI number will be accepted as the residence proof for all purposes in Chandigarh.
As of now, there is a list of over a dozen documents that one chooses from in order to give a residence proof which is mandatory to be attached with the application form for getting a licence or even an RC for vehicle.
“It is for the convenience of the city residents. Chandigarh aims at 100 per cent linkage of the UIDAI for all practical purposes, and this is a step towards realising that. Already about 75 per cent residents have enrolled for the UIDAI and the remaining would also do the same,” said SDM-cum-Registering and Licensing Authority Parshuram V Kavle.
Interestingly, the UT was the first to launch the pilot project for linking the slum rehabilitation scheme under the JNNURM with the UIDAI. Based on the UIDAI, 600 beneficiaries were handed over the possession of the flats constructed under the UT Administration’s slum rehabilitation scheme.