ITANAGAR, Sept 15: Arunachal Pradesh became the second state in the
Northeast after Nagaland to launch Aadhaar-linked birth registration, officials said
It would help in birth registration-based Aadhaar enrolment for children up to the
age of 5, they said.
The initiative was launched on Thursday by Women and Child Development
secretary Mimum Tayeng in presence of UIDAI director Abhishek Kaushik.
Tayeng said it would play a vital role in enrolling newborn babies, and would
assist in the proper recording of beneficiary details on ‘Poshan tracker’, the
mobile app used by Anganwadi workers.
She directed officials to ensure successful implementation of the initiative, so that
no child is deprived of the benefits of any social welfare schemes.
On successful enrolment, a child would be provided with a blue colored ‘Baal
Aadhaar’, which would be visibly distinguishable from other Aadhaar cards,
The Directorate of Economics and Statistics, the registrar for birth and death in
the state, is the nodal department for Aadhaar related activities. (PTI)