Dardpora residents decry ‘official apathy’ over Aadhar cards

PARDEEP SINGH DARDI

PATTAN: Residents of village Dardpora in north Kashmir’s Tilgam area are up in arms against the local administration for failing to complete the formalities for preparation of Aadhar cards.
They said that for the past one year they have been waiting for the authorities to take their photographs for the cards, but to no avail.
“Last year they (administration) came for verification, filling the forms and numbering the houses. Since then they are dilly-dallying in coming to our village to take our photographs for Aadhar cards,” said a group of people from the village.
They alleged that the officials had assured them of visiting the village but failed to keep their promise.
“We are facing a lot of inconvenience because an Aadhar card has now become an important identification document and we are unable to even apply for a visa,” said Sukhwinder Singh Sasan, a local.
President of Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (GPC) Dardpora, S.Chanan Singh Sasan appealed authorities to expedite the process.
“For life insurance, accounts in banks, fixed deposits we are asked to show the Aadhar card. We request the concerned authorities to look into the matter and solve the problem as soon as possible,” he said.
Tehsildar of the village is yet to take over after transfer of his predecessor.