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Secunderabad: ID awareness drive in Cantonment

ID awareness drive in Cantonment
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ID awareness drive in Cantonment

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As Aadhaar and voter ID card are very important and widely used cards to prove a person’s identity, a few volunteers have taken up Identity Updation awareness drive in Secunderabad Cantonment Board limits to ensure the residents have updated cards

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Secunderabad: As Aadhaar and voter ID card are very important and widely used cards to prove a person's identity, a few volunteers have taken up Identity Updation awareness drive in Secunderabad Cantonment Board limits to ensure the residents have updated cards.

A group of activists led by G Sharavan Kumar started the awareness drive on Sunday. They say that it is every citizen's responsibly to keep a check on their ID card accuracy and update it time to time.

In 2016 new SCB house numbers in Cantonment limits came into effect and still many people did not update the new house number in their card due to lack of awareness.

"People were facing hardships when the new house numbers came into effect in Secunderabad Cantonment. We are trying to educate the residents of SCB, as new house numbers have been allotted by SCB, that is taken as a consideration for future transitions and those are permanent numbers.

It is responsibility of SCB to issue a certificate or notice that your house number has been changed, but nothing has been done by them," said Sharavan. He feels that it is also the responsibility of every citizen to check the accuracy of identity card.

Due to lack of proper address proof during the recent floods when State government distributed Rs 10,000,the authorities failed to take new SCB house numbers into the consideration, as the new numbers were not updated and several people faced problems."To bring awareness we have taken up this drive. Initially this drive is been conducted in SCB ward 4 later on we would organize this drive in all the other wards that include ward 1,2,3,5,6,7,8) in SCB," he said.

"So we have started door-to-door campaign to educate and explained the need for a change of address on Aadhaar cards as new house numbers would be required for all future municipal services within the cantonment. As the campaign started on December 13 and on the first day visited 370 families at Gandhi Basthi for spreading awareness ", added Sharavan.

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