Aadhaar in Kerala
The Kerala UID project was initiated in February 2011 at Thiruvananthapuram. As a pilot enrollment was started in Thiruvananthapuram and Alappuzha districts and subsequently rolled out across all districts. The state IT department is the Registrar for the project and Kerala State IT Mission (KSITM) is the nodal agency for project implementation. The two agencies under KSITM for carrying out enrolling process for the citizens are Akshaya and Keltron. As on date enrollment has been completed for more than 95% of the population and UID number has been generated for about 289 lakhs (more than 87%) of citizens. There are about 700 enrolment stations and enrolling machines ( for both Akshaya centres and Keltron) spread over Kerala. The public can utilize the toll free number 1800-4251-1800 which has been set up exclusively to cater to clarifications regarding Aadhaar and UID enrolment. The details of UID enrolment and all other clarifications can also be obtained from the Citizen Call Centre, Govt. of Kerala @ 0471-155300.
Discussions regarding setting up of permanent enrollment centres and updation centres all over Kerala is going on for those who have already received Aadhaar numbers and for those who are still to enroll for Aadhaar. Enrollment of bedridden is on its pilot in Ernakulam district. It is soon to be rolled out to all the districts of Kerala. The enrolling team will visit the houses of the bedridden and will enroll them to Aadhaar.