If you have been hunting for information on Aadhaar card in Bhubaneswar only to meet disappointments, you’re not alone. As per official sources, nearly 60% of city population have submitted their biometric data at their nearest school (Adhaar Registration booth). However, there is no exact record or confirmation from official sources on the number of applicants that have actually received their Aadhaar Card in Bhubaneswar.
What’s the Status of Aadhaar Card Registration in Bhubaneswar?
As per an official in the directorate of census, the Supreme Court had given an interim order instructing not to make Aadhaar mandatory for availing government services. The Centre has decided the Aadhaar card generation process must go on and people should enrol themselves for getting their cards.
For the record, the entire Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation area has been divided into around 1,900 enumeration blocks for carrying out the biometric data collection works. In the first phase, biometric data have been collected from around 60 per cent of the people of the city. However, as per Census official, the work has been hampered because of non-availability of enumerators and the post-Phailin disaster.
How to Register Your Biometric Data in Bhubaneswar
Census department has started the second phase work for collection of biometric details for preparation of Aadhaar cards in selected enumeration blocks in Bhubaneswar. The process has started at ward No. 9 at Niladri Vihar Upper Primary School and Sitanath High School.
Pay Heed to the Loudspeaker Announcement
If you have no clue about how to go about registration of Aadhaar Card in Bhubaneswar, just wait for the loudspeaker announcement in your locality in the next couple of weeks. As per deputy director of census Pravakar Barad, the Aadhaar registration process in Bhubaneswar will be expedited from the next week.
The enrollment center for Aadhar card of Bhubaneswar city is open in Chandrasekharpur location. This UID campus is open in Dash IT center. Contact no. and address is given below:
Dash Information Technology
291/B – Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar
Center Code: 751009Z
Phone No.: +91 87632-95972
If you want to get in touch with the Directorate of Census department in Bhubaneswar, try the following telephone number:916742542774
You may also visit their office: JANAGANANA BHAWAN, Unit-9, Bhubaneswar.
Here are some useful resources for Adhaar Enrollment and checking your Adhaar Card Status.
Find Your EID Online
If you have misplaced your EID (Enrollment ID), you can find it here.
Check Your Adhaar Card Status by Name or DOB
If you have the Enrollment ID with you can check the Adhaar Card Status here.
Locate Your Enrollment Center
If you want to locate a Adhaar Enrollment Center in your locality, visit this link and find the details.
Contact Details of Adhaar Enrollment Center in Bhubaneswar
We’ve found the following details based on the search criteria.
District: Khurda (Urban) | Locality: Khurda/Begunia/Bhubaneswar | Contact Person: Ajit Kumar Sahoo, Mobile Number: 9861255977
District: Khorda | Locality: Balianta | Contact Person: Prasanta Kumar Sahoo, Mobile Number: 9937538932
District: Khorda | Locality: Begunia | Contact Person: Umakanta Bebarta Pattanaik, Mobile Number: 6755232666
District: Khorda | Locality: Bhubaneswar | Contact Person: Sunil Kumar Behera, Mobile Number: 7873625009
District: Khorda | Locality: Jankia | Contact Person: Sakti Samanta, Mobile Number: 7894949111
District: Khorda | Locality: Jatani | Contact Person: Jagannath Bhuyan, Mobile Number: 8908778322
District: Khorda | Locality: Ranapur | Contact Person: Surendra Kumar Sahoo, Mobile Number: 9937275131
Aadhaar Card vs. LPG Connection
Many LPG consumers in Bhubaneswar are utterly confused over the LPG supply in case they didn’t submit their Aadhaar card numbers to the dealer.
According to S.B. Mohapatra, President of Odisha LPG Dealers’ Association, no dealer could stop supply of LPG to a consumer. The guidelines say that by January 31, the consumers will have to submit their Aadhaar numbers. However, if more time is needed, then the government may consider going for an extension.
The Confusion over Aadhaar Card
The confusion has increased following the Supreme Court’s interim order and the subsequent role of the petroleum companies. Though the court has said that Aadhaar card was not compulsory for availing government services such as direct benefit transfer, the dealers of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) are continuously sending reminders via text messages to customers to deposit their Aadhaar card numbers to avail the subsidy. People who are confused over such text messages and the apex court verdict alleged that the gas distributors had been forcing them to provide their Aadhaar numbers.
Common Problems at Aadhaar Registration Centres
Even though the Census officials say they make prior announcements on Aadhaar car registration using loudspeakers in selected localities, there still seems to be much confusion over the information. The absence of a proper public notice mechanism is adding to the confusion.
As per an applicant at Niladri Vihar, “In the booth here at Niladri Vihar Upper-Primary School, a person has to find his name from the six booklets that contain about 1,600 to 1,700 names. There is no assistance from the authorities to find the name for a person or provide a suitable answer to the queries.”
Another resident of Niadri Vihar is equally concerned about lack of proper mechanism: “People are coming to the Aadhaar booth on their own and by hearing from other people. There was no mechanism of any public notice or advertisement to make people note.”