Good Step:: Finance Commissioner Makes “Aadhar Based Biometric “ Mandatory For Government Employees, Pensioners & Various Beneficiaries In Jammu & Kashmir : Enrolment Necessary Before 31st March To Get Salary/benefits/pension

Good Step::  Finance Commissioner makes “Aadhar Based Biometric “ mandatory for Government Employees, Pensioners & various beneficiaries in Jammu & Kashmir : Enrolment necessary before 31st March to get Salary/benefits/pension

JAMMU, Feb 10: In order to ensure punctuality in the Government Offices and Establishments, hassle free and leakage free distribution of benefits to the various sections of public and to promote transparency and efficiency in the Government system, it has been decided to switch over to the Aadhaar Based Biometric system on or before 3ISt March 2016.

Cross Town News took a small feedback on decision taklen by Finance Commissioner Naveen Choudhary, people said we are happy to see that such decisions are being implemented as this will help in curbing corruption in the state. 

Commissioner Finance Naveen Choudhary has issued  the following directions for strict compliance by all concerned:

 2. A) For all Government employees persons drawing wages, honorarium etc.

 a) No salary or wages would be drawn in favour of the Government employees of any category for the month of March 2016 onwards unless they have enrolled themselves in the Aadhaar Based Biometric System.

b) The above applies also to the PSU employees, Contractual/ consolidated/ casual workers or any other type of persons drawing wages in any form from the public exchequer.

 c) It will be the duty of the concerned DDOs to ensure enrolment in the system before 31'' March 2016 and furnish a certificate for the same along the Salary /Wage Bill presented in the Treasury, without which the Treasury Officers are directed not to entertain any Salary/ Wage bill.

 d) From 1st April 2016 onwards, the marking of attendance in the system would be compulsory for all categories of employees and wage earners. Only after the (Cross Town News) scrutiny of monthly attendance, the DDOs would prepare bill and a certificate in this regard would accordingly be furnished along with the bill to the Treasuries concerned.

B) For Pensioners: All the pensioners are also required to enroll themselves by obtaining Aadhaar Number by 31'' March, 2016 as this would help them to digitally identify themselves in future at the nearest Common Service Centre I Khidmat Centre or any other place having the system installed. They would not be required to physically present themselves before the prescribed authorities to prove that they are alive. This initiative is being undertaken as a part of "Jeevan Parnam" Scheme.

C) For persons drawinq various benefits includinq pensions, scholarships, stipend etc.:

 a) It has been decided that all persons drawing benefits like Old Aged pension, widow pension, student scholarship, stipend, honorarium, wages under MGNREGA or any other similar cash benefits from the Government would need to enroll themselves in Aadhaar Based Biomatric(CTN) System initially and mark their continued eligibility periodically as decided by the concerned department by presenting and marking before the concerned authority.

 b) The concerned departmental officers will be responsible for getting enrolled all such beneficiaries in the System for their identification, without which they would not draw any benefit after 1' April 2016.

c) The concerned Departments would be responsible for making necessary arrangements for enrolment of such beneficiaries in the system.

D) Infrastructure and necessary support

a) The Aadhaar enrollments drive is vigorously going on throughout the State. The enrolment of Aadhaar Cards are being carried out at Permanent Enrollment Centres (PECs) at Tehsill District and Civil Secretariat level, through villagelward camps throughout the State; Mobile Centres operating in all the districts and even moving vehicles (Buses) in districts some districts like Kathual ReasilJammul Samba etc. The list of PECs is available on IT department's website http:l/

b) The Administrative Secretaries/ HoDs/DDOs of various Departments/Corporations shall ensure installations of desktop based (low cost) Aadhaar Based Biomatric Attendance(Cross Town News) System1 Machines in their respective offices at an earliest by purchasing the same at DGS&D rates out of OE/Machinery Head and for software purposes/Authentication purpose, they should contact State NIC, Civil Secretariat, Jammu for software related configurations on c) Information Technology Department and NIC Centres in each district have been directed to provide necessary guidance and support for implementation.

 3. All employees and other beneficiaries are directed to provide their Aadhaar numbers along with other details as per enclosed format to the concerned DDOs. They can also update their detail by visiting on the following website:

4. All Administrative Secretaries and HODS within their Departments and Deputy Commissioners in their respective jurisdictions shall be responsible for compliance of the above instructions.



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