Gujarat HC asks DGP to issue Aadhar cards to all prisoners in two months

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat high court has requested Gujarat’s chief general of police to finish the strategy of issuing Aadhar cards to prison prisoners over the state inside two months.

 The state government and the prison powers have officially begun enlisting the detainees with Indian nationality – undertrials and also convicts – with the end goal of issuing the exceptional character cards. This activity has been attempted at the occasion of the HC.

Inside a month of the HC bearings, the administration apparatus effectively issued Aadhar cards to almost 3,723 detainees out of more than 12,000 detainees held up in correctional facilities over the state. There are aggregate 12,041 detainees that have been discovered qualified to be issued Aadhar cards – 7,912 undertail detainees and 4,129 convicts. The state government has submitted to the HC that the enlistment methodology would be finished soon. The HC asked the DGP to guarantee that no prisoner stays without Aadhar card following two months.

The high court requested the penitentiary commanding voices in January for organizing issuance of these cards to detainees in light of a provision recorded by Ahmedabad’s occupant, Shobhanaben Vaghela, who looked for safeguard for her spouse Prakash so that the family could guarantee supply of cooking gas on premise of Aadhar card. She submitted that without the card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India, the family would not have the capacity to get profit of the legislature plan. Emulating this, the gas org guaranteed the court that it would not stop gas supply.

Be that as it may, to intention the issue for all detainees that are in courts’ guardianship, the HC asked home office and income division to embrace a component for planning of Aadhar card of the convicts and undertrial detainees.

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