NEW DELHI: Sex workers can now apply for Aadhaar Cards without a residence permit or an identity card, if they have a certificate issued by an employee of the health departments of the States.
Sex workers can also apply for a Aadhaar Card if they have a certificate issued by an employee working with the National AIDS Control Agency (NACO), the Unidentified Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) told the Center. Supreme Court on Monday, February 28th.
UIDAI told the Supreme Court that no other residence permit would be required from sex workers for issuing Aadhaar card if they had a valid certificate.
The Aadhaar card has become one of the most important documents required by the Indians for the benefit of the many services offered by the central and private companies. The paper also needs to get benefits under many of the ideas supported by the state.
A Aadhaar card contains the name, date of birth, biometric details, email ID, and phone number, among others, of the cardholder. The 12-digit number is a digital identity of an Indian citizen.
UIDAI told the Supreme Court that no other residence permit would be required from sex workers for the issuance of Aadhaar cad if they had a valid certificate. The order will not require a residence permit for the distribution of Aadhaar cards to sex workers.
The matter has been pending in the Supreme Court since 2011. The Supreme Court is concerned about the lack of food security for the lakhs of sex workers in India. The condition is greatly exacerbated by the pandemic. Also Read: 5 smartphone launches in March: OnePlus 10 Pro, iPhone SE 3, others to arrive in India
UIDAI is a legal entity established under the provisions of Aadhaar (Delivery of Money and Grants, Opportunities and Services) Act, 2016. The responsibilities of the agency include the issuance of the Aadhaar card and making changes to the document. . Also Read: Sensex dropped 778 points on eating Russia-Ukraine anxiety