Seeding of Aadhaar with EPIC free of cost

Fri 24 Jul 2015, 10:54:45
Hyderabad: To encourage existing voters in the State to come forward and participate in the ongoing Adhar seeding drive, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to link the Adhar Card details with EPICs (Elector’s Photo Identity Cards) free of cost at all eSeva, Mee Seva and AP Online centres in the State.

Chief Electoral Officer of Telangana and AP States Bhanwar Lal on Thursday said that the voters can approach any of their nearest eSeva, Mee Seva and AP Online centers and update their Adhar card details free of cost. He said that the voters need not pay any service charge at the centers. He said that the new scheme would come into force from Thursday (July 23, 2015).

The CEO said that if the voters link their details under the fresh scheme, an immediate reply through an SMS would be sent to the voter immediately after the updation of the details. Bhanwar Lal further said that the voters could find out the status of their Adhar linking by sending an SMS to 87904499899 number.

Revealing the details of the Adhar-EPIC linking status, the CEO said that of the total 2.76 crore voters from Telangana 1.72 crore electors have seeded their Adhar card details with 62.35 percent achievement. Of the 3.70 crore electors of AP, a total of 2.66 crore electros have seeded their Adhar card details with 71.85 per cent achievement, he added.

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