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DC | L. Venkat Ram Reddy |
Hyderabad: The much-discussed, on-line slot booking system for Aadhaar enrolment by calling 1100, is giving applicants a bigger head-ache.
Several applicants who called 1100 were shocked to find that they were given slots at midnight, though officials said this could be due to technical glitches which would be rectified soon.
The system sends an SMS to the mobile phones of applicants after registering their details through the IVRS, asking them to visit the respective enrolment centre with the necessary documents at the scheduled time specified.
Shockingly, the applicants have been receiving SMSes asking them to come to a particular enrolment centre at odd hours from 9 pm to midnight.
There were even cases where applicants were asked to come to the centres in the wee hours between 2 am and 5 am.They are also being asked to visit far-off centres despite having enrolment centres nearby.
Shocked applicants are clueless about whether to visit enrolment centres or not at these odd hours to get enrolled for Aadhaar.
Some applicants who got a slot between 9 pm and 11 pm, rushed to enrolment centres on Saturday only to find that the centres were closed. Such incidents came to light in Uppal, Amberpet, Banjara Hills, Himayatnagar, Sec-underabad etc.
The plight of senior citizens and women carrying kids waiting in front of enrolment centres at midnight was even pitiable.