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In a first, every family member in Gurugram to get I-cards

Gurugram: Haryana has begun an ambitious project of registering its citizens and issuing them the I-card, following which the proces has also begun in Haryana's richest city of Gurugram. Providing the detail of the project, District Commissioner Amit Khatri said that this is a first of its kind project that is going to be implemented in any state and Gurugram will be taking a lead.

The senior public official highlighted that by issuing this I-card, the government will be able to not only identify its residents better but it will also aid them in the dispensation of public services more effectively.

Once implemented, the official cited that it will enable them to reduce pilferage in providing government services and also help them in getting to know the citizen needs and provide the services to them. The project which is just in its initial stages will contain more detail locally than what actually is provided in other forms of registration like the Aadhar. A pilot project has kickstarted with the participation and registration of public officials.

"There is still a lot of corruption and problems of service delivery in government services. The state I card will be an effective medium in allowing us to know the citizens and thereby providing the services. These services will be for the use of the state government," said a senior public official.

"The project is going to largely help the poor households and some of our poorest districts. Effective implementation of this project will also ensure that there is no illegal migrant who comes and settle in Gurgram and the state and harm the interest of local residents," he added.

According to the official, The card will only be issued after getting it ascertained from the head of the family. The process is being implemented at a time when Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that the state also needs to have a mechanism wherein a local form of identification is necessary.

Haryana is also one of the few states that have effectively implemented the integrated management of public distribution system, an online database for the ration cards.

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