Over 1000 Aadhaar cards dumped near Tamil Nadu river; postal department to conduct inquiry
17, May 2019, 7:42 PM
Thiruvarur: Around 1,175 Aadhaar cards were found dumped on the bank of river Mulliyaru near Thiruthuraipoondi in Thiruvarur district. The cards belong to people from a few villages, including Sekal, Kattimedu and Aathirangam.
These Aadhaar cards were generated in the years 2013, 2014 and 2015, dating back to the initial issuance by the Unique Identification Authority of India.
Till 2015 Aadhaar Cards were not online and physical copies were required to be delivered by post.
According to the tahsildar, the villagers were still using their enrollment ID number to avail benefits of the scheme as they had not received their Aadhar card.
Post office officials have reportedly said that a departmental inquiry has been initiated to deduce the cause of the suspected failed delivery and the disposal of undelivered Aadhaar cards.