SHILLONG, Nov 14: With reports that a few people are pushing government employees to resign from their jobs to avoid mandatory Aadhaar enrolment, the Meghalaya People’s Committee on Aadhaar (MPCA) has made a fervent appeal to one and all not to resort to this action.
“We humbly request people not to resort to job resignation out of the desire not to have anything to do with Aadhaar,” MPCA convener Rev PBM Basaiawmoit said in a statement issued here on Tuesday.
He added to this by appealing to people not to exploit the situation through misinformation and disinformation.
The committee also urged upon all concerned including banks, mobile companies, institutions not to push in any manner for Aadhaar enrolment and instead wait for the final hearing and ruling of Supreme Court on the issue.
Meanwhile, a total of 1,566 persons from across the six districts of Khasi and Jaintia Hills region have decided to opt out of Aadhaar enrolment during the campaign which was launched on October 30.
According to Basaiawmoit, these are people who already have Aadhaar cards and numbers due to one reason or the other but now want to delink themselves from Aadhaar.
Of these, he said 426 individual letters were sent by ordinary post last week and 932 letters were sent by speed post in two separate packages.
He also claimed that 208 more will be sent on Wednesday by speed post.
“This is an honest and humble attempt with the hope that UIDAI will respond positively to the request made individually or that the Supreme Court Bench will include opting out in its final ruling on Aadhaar,” Basaiawmoit said.
The committee also expressed its deep appreciation and encouragement to all those who have sent letters to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for opting out or withdrawal from Aadhaar enrolment.
It also lauded the volunteers at Shillong, Nongstoin and Mawkyrwat for giving of time and energy for more than two weeks to facilitate and assist all those who came to the KSU offices at Shillong, Nongstoin and Mawkyrwat to send letters for opting out from Aadhaar enrolment.