Recently, 38 Aadhaar cards were found dumped in a field at Dhansar village in Halol district of Gujarat. Locallites found dumped Aadhaar cards Monday evening and intimated mamlatdar office.
Apparently, the postman who was assigned with delivering job of UIDAI cards around Halol decided to dump the key documents.
On Tuesday Panchmahals collector and Superintendent of Post Offices in Godhra initiated inquiry into the matter. Collector said that she had talked to the postmaster general of Vadodara region about complaints from several villagers about non-receipt of their Aadhaar cards months after being issued. Aadhaar cards are delivered by the India Post.
The district administration has also offered help to the postmaster general regarding delivery of the cards using local administration mechanism in case the postmen found it hard to reach the address given in the cards. Several cards are being lost while being delivered.
Superintendent of Post Offices, Godhra, said that an inquiry has been started by the postal department and the postman responsible for the dump will be suspended for dereliction of duty.
“The inspector of Halol post office has visited the site where the cards were dumped and an inquiry is on in the matter. Action will be taken against the postman who would have thrown away the cards. The postman is being identified,” said.
The Centre has recently decided to link a person’s Aadhaar cards to several government schemes such as to the bank accounts being opened under the PM’s Jan Dhan Yojana.