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Odisha government has decided to enroll of Aadhaa for newborns at Hospitals

Bhubaneswar17/3/22:: In its bid to ensure 100 percent Aadhaar coverage, the Odisha government has decided to enroll newborns, right after they are born in hospitals.

The decision was taken after it was noticed that Aadhaar enrolment for children in the age group of 0-5 years was “minimal”.

Following this initiative, if implemented, could ensure they get immediately enlisted.

With this, Odisha will also be the first state to introduce such facilities in hospitals and as per the government decision, the newborns will be enrolled without biometrics.

The Baal Aadhaar, too, will have a 12-digit unique identification number, just like the ones issued to adults. The unique identification number of the newborns will be processed on the basis of demographic information and facial photographs, which would also be linked to the Aadhaar card of their parents.

“When they turn 5 and then 15, they need to update their biometrics (fingers, iris and facial photograph),” a senior official said, adding that around 14.83 lakh of 40.36 lakh children in the age bracket of 0-5 years have been enrolled in the state thus far.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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