Aadhaar registration problems will ease up for citizens as the authorities are set to introduce a “phone-in” facility to book slots for registration. From March 1, one can dial the toll free number 1100 from any service and book a slot for registration. They will have to visit the centre with the necessary documents at the scheduled time given. Officials added that priority would be given to LPG connection holders while allocating slots keeping the March 15 LPG subsidy deadline in mind. One can also book a registration slot on the Internet from March 1 at www.meeseva.gov.in. Trial runs will be conducted on February 28 and both online and phone-in booking facilities will be simultaneously implemented from March 1.
Hyderabad district collector Syed Ali Murtuza Razvi said that priority would be given to LPG connection holders. “With March 15 being the last date to avail LPG subsidies through Aadhaar, there is an on-going concern among people as slots have been given as late as June in some centres. There is a long waiting list at the existing 60-odd centres. We are setting up 12 new centres in Hyderabad, which will be used exclusively for phone-in slot bookings for LPG connection holders. Even the online booking facility will come into effect from March 1,” he said, adding that each new centre would have four kits, so that four persons can be photographed simultaneously. The list of new Aadhaar centres that will be set up in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts will be published on Wednesday and those who book a slot on the 1100 toll free number, will be given a slot at the nearest Aadhaar centre, he said. Citizens will have to give their LPG consumer number and mobile number to book a slot and the details of date, time and registration confirmation of Aadhaar will be sent via SMS. Those calling from landlines will have to note down the details that will be given by the operators, personnel at 1100 said.