A majority of people of Assam and Meghalaya do not have Aadhar card, according to a report by social impact advisory group Dalberg.
As per the report ‘State of Aadhaar: A People’s Perspective’, 90 per cent of the people in Assam and 61 per cent people in Meghalaya do not possess Aadhar card.
The report also stated that 90 per cent of Aadhar card holders believe that their biometric data is safe while 80 per cent of them feel that the identity card has made government subsidies and pensions more reliable.
According to the report, 90 per cent of Aadhar card holders wrongly believe that the 12 digit unique identity number is required for bank accounts.
Around 77 per cent card holders are yet to use the digital features of the ID service like mAadhaar, QR code or masked Aadhaar and 33 per cent of people who tried to update their Aadhaar found the process to be difficult.
The report also stated that 8 per cent of the total population in the country still does not possess an Aadhar card.
The report said there can be a rise in the number of Aadhar users if it improves its on-ground process.
“The social safety net could be appreciably strengthened for the nation’s most vulnerable groups—such as people who have low levels of education, are homeless, or identify as third gender—by offering additional support to those who need Aadhaar but cannot acquire it,” it added.