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In one of the finest initiatives of the recent times, the Government of Maharashtra has introduced online process for the issue of Aadhaar Cards (Unique Identification Number) in Mumbai and Pune cities. This will be a great respite for the people of both the cities as there have been complaints of huge queues and also allegations of bribe from some agents for the issue of UID Cards. Once put into practice, citizens of Mumbai metro and Pune would be able to register for Aadhaar (Unique ID) Card through an official Government website. They can also fix appointments at the nearest UID issue center for biometric registration and other procedures. You also need to submit relevant documents to finish the enrollment process. You need to walk in to your nearest enrollment center. Details of enrollment centers are mentioned below.

The IT department, which is handling the UID project has also decided to home deliver Aadhaar application forms in order to facilitate hassle free and easy registration. The official sources informed that the UID project is likely to be continued for 9-10 more months and requested people not to fall prey to bribing practices. The UID project was launched in Mumbai in January but managed to get response in the last two months only. The authorities have so far issued 13.54 lakh cards out of total enrollment of 81.84 lakh. The state of Maharashtra is in third positions in issuing Aadhaar Cards, after Andhra Pradesh (28.87 lakh) and Karnataka (13.51 lakh) which occupied first and second places respectively.

The Govt. of India has set the deadline to complete the UID registration process till March 2012. At present there are 3733 Adhaar Registration stations in Maharashtra covering most of the tehsils and districts. These centers can do 20 enrollments a day per each centre. The Government is likely to increase the online registration centers to speed up the process. It is surprising to see that backward districts such as Amravati, Wardha and Miraj and Jalgaon are leading in the number of registrations. Morethan 20 percent of the total population have registered in these districts. Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai reported 8, 6 and 10 percent registrations respectively.

People can download Aadhaar Enrollment form from http://aadhaar.maharashtra.gov.in/AADHAAR/New%20Folder/Aadhar.html . You need to submit the form in person along with your family members. You can find Aadhaar enrollment centers through http://gms.maharashtra.gov.in/uidmms/FrmFindEnrollmentCentre.aspx . You need to enter your district, taluka and village/ city / town to find enrollment centers in that region.

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