Saturday, February 1, 2014

Gujarat high court for Aadhar centres in prisons

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat high court has issued notices to secretaries of home and revenue departments for creating a mechanism in jails so that inmates can be issued Aadhar cards. This was in response to an application filed by a prisoner's wife, seeking his release for a few days to apply for the card.

A division bench admitted the application and sought reply from secretaries concerned and also issued a notice to the gas agency. The judges said, "Secretary, home department and secretary, revenue department, should undertake any mechanism for preparation of Aadhaar card of the convicts and undertrial prisoners. If such a mechanism is permitted, it will enable the prisoner to avail legitimate benefits as a citizen of India, may be inside the jail or even outside the jail."

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