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76.83 Crore Aadhaar Cards Issued So Far: Minister

aadhaarA total of 76.83 crore Aadhaars have been generated as of 15 February 2015 out of a total population of 121.01 crore, said Minister of State for Planning Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

State / UT- wise details of population, Enrolment for Aadhaar is carried out on an on-going basis, and is voluntary in nature, insisted the government.

The Government has approved an outlay of Rs. 13,663.22 crore for the period 2009-17, of which an expenditure of Rs. 5512.18 crore has been incurred as on 31 January 2015.

The Minister said that Aadhaar is a Proof of Identity (PoI) and does not confer any rights, entitlements or privileges upon the Aadhaar holder, whether in terms of any benefits or welfare or citizenship.

He said that various schemes implemented by the Central/ State Governments and UT Administrations may leverage Aadhaar in accordance with the prescribed procedures, from time to time.

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