V Kalathur’s Aadhaar Center only operates once every two months, angering residents – The New Indian Express

Express press service

PERAMBALUR: The Aadhaar center operating from the post office located at V Kalathur in Perambalur district operates only once every two months. This forces residents to travel nearly 20 km to reach other centers whenever they have to deal with Aadhaar card issues. Residents have urged the authorities to establish a permanent Aadhaar center in the village which will operate on a day-to-day basis, unlike the current one which operates more like a health camp.

According to sources, up to 8,000 people live in V Kalathur village in Veppanthattai union. The village Aadhaar Center has been operational for three years now. However, residents are obliged to go to the centers in Veppanthattai, 17 km away, or Perambalur, 30 km away, to make any name and address changes on their card or to look for a new one.

Two months ago, residents filed a petition with the Superintendent of Srirangam Postal Division Office asking for the Aadhaar Center in their village to be made functional every day. However, no action has been taken so far, residents said. Speaking to TNIE, Mr. Mohammed Farook, a resident of V Kalathur, said, “The Adhaar center in our village has facilities such as a computer.

But, it doesn’t work every day. Most residents here have issues or fixes related to Aadaar cards. So, at least 30-50 people from our village go almost daily to Perambalur or Veppanthatai. Fingerprint ridges of elderly people change with age, and it is very difficult for us to take them to Perambalur to register their fingerprint.

The Aadhaar ‘camp’ here only takes place if we request it from the authorities. Another resident, E Qutbuddin, said, “Even to update the mobile number, we have to go to Perambalur or Veppanthatai. If the center operates here permanently, eight villages, including Pasumbalur, Pimbalur, Agaram and Maravanatham, will benefit.

Our travel expenses have increased because of this.” When contacted by TNIE, Srirangam Postal Division Superintendent K Vijaya said, “I will arrange for the center to operate daily from Wednesday.”

PERAMBALUR: The Aadhaar center operating from the post office located at V Kalathur in Perambalur district operates only once every two months. This forces residents to travel nearly 20 km to reach other centers whenever they have to deal with Aadhaar card issues. Residents have urged the authorities to establish a permanent Aadhaar center in the village which will operate on a day-to-day basis, unlike the current one which operates more like a health camp. According to sources, up to 8,000 people live in V Kalathur village in Veppanthattai union. The village Aadhaar Center has been operational for three years now. However, residents are obliged to go to the centers in Veppanthattai, 17 km away, or Perambalur, 30 km away, to make any name and address changes on their card or to look for a new one. Two months ago, residents filed a petition with the Superintendent of Srirangam Postal Division Office asking for the Aadhaar Center in their village to be made functional every day. However, no action has been taken so far, residents said. Speaking to TNIE, Mr Mohammed Farook, a resident of V Kalathur, said: “The Adhaar center in our village has facilities such as a computer. But it is not working every day. Most of the residents here have issues or fixes related to Aadaar maps. So, at least 30-50 people from our village go almost daily to Perambalur or Veppanthatai. Fingerprint ridges of old people change with age, and we We have great difficulty in taking them to Perambalur for having their fingerprints recorded. Aadhaar ‘camp’ here only takes place if we ask the authorities. Another resident, E Qutbuddin, said: “Even to put update the mobile number, we are forced to go to Perambalur or Veppanthattai, if the center here is running all the time, eight villages including Pasumbalur, Pimbalur, Agaram and Maravanatham will benefit travel has increased because of this .” When contacted by TNIE, Srirangam Postal Division Superintendent K Vijaya said, “I will arrange for the center to operate daily from Wednesday.”