The Aadhar Centre situated in the Bon-Devsar area of Kulgam is allegedly engaging in overcharging for Aadhaar services, leading to discontent among the local residents.
According to a concerned individual, Ghulam Qadir Najar, who sought Aadhaar card updation, he was surprised to be charged Rs 200 instead of the specified fee of Rs 50. This deviation from the official rate list is not an isolated incident, as others in the community have reported similar grievances.
“I went to a centre in the Devsar town for the updation of my Aadhaar card, and it took him a week. But I was stunned after being asked to pay Rs 200 for the same,” Ghulam Qadir Najar, a resident of Sopat village told The Kashmiriyat.
The issue extends beyond individual cases, with locals asserting that Aadhaar operators in the region are consistently flouting the established rate list.
As per official guidelines, the prescribed fee for Aadhaar card updation is Rs 50; however, residents are being charged Rs 150 to 200, including students who are reportedly facing an extra financial burden.
In response to the growing concerns, Tehsildar Devsar, Shakeel Ahmad Ganie, has committed to investigating the matter thoroughly.
In conversation with The Kashmiriyat, he assured the public that those found guilty of overcharging for Aadhaar services will face strict consequences.
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