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Over 8000 eunuchs get Aadhaar in 2012

8,805 eunuchs living across the country have been issued 'Aadhaar' numbers last year by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). ?Only 96 Aadhaar numbers were issued to eunuchs in 2010. The figure rose to 12,554 in 2011 and a total of 8,805 such numbers were issued last year, the UIDAI said in reply to an RTI query. ?Whereas, over ten crore such numbers were issued to individuals between January and October 9 last year by the authority, it said. ?

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18th March 2013 00:19

Alessia Valenza

The UIDAI has launched the Aadhaar scheme in 2010 with a mandate to issue every citizen a 12-digit unique identification number linked to the resident’s demographic and biometric information. Read more