Aadhaar is causing loss of welfare benefits to the disabled

M. Dayalan is a resident of Tiruvallur district and is visually impaired.

He has not been getting his monthly disability pension for a few months now as his Aadhaar card and his bank account was not linked.

Dayalan has tried a few times to get enrolled for the Aadhaar, but he was rejected and not registered.

Disability rights activists have been raising this concern as many disabled people are not able to register for the Aadhaar card.

This is causing them to lose benefits under welfare schemes.

It has been found that many centres and operators are not aware or not trained to take the biometric information of people with disabilities.

There is option to register the people with disabilities using either the iris or the fingerprints.

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