Ministry of Minority Affairs mandates Aadhaar for availing benefits under the Scheme of Nai Manzil

Nov 05, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The Ministry of Minority Affairs on November 05, 2019, has issued a Notification mandating Aadhaar as identity document for administering the Central Sector Scheme of Nai Manzil which is an integrated education and livelihood initiative for the minority communities. Under this Scheme, the minority youths are given education and training on skill development through Institutions or Organisations or Non-Governmental Organisations. The trainees are paid a stipend every for the duration of the educational classes and skill training courses undertaken and also involves recurring expenditures incurred from the Consolidated Fund of India.

Now, the Central Government hereby notifies that any individual eligible for receiving the benefits under the Scheme are required to furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication. The Ministry is required to offer Aadhaar enrolment facilities for the beneficiaries who are not yet enrolled for Aadhaar. In case there is no Aadhaar enrolment centre located in the vicinity such as in the Block or Taluka or Tehsil, the Ministry through its Implementing Agencies shall provide Aadhaar enrolment facilities at convenient locations in coordination with the existing Registrars of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) or the Ministry itself becoming Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Registrar. The Ministry shall make all the required arrangements to ensure that wide publicity through media to make beneficiaries aware of the requirement of Aadhaar under the Scheme.

This Notification shall come into effect from November 05, 2019 in all the States and Union territory administrations, except the State of Assam and Meghalaya.


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