Kotak Mahindra Bank launches 20th ‘Aadhaar on Wheels’ Van
Bengaluru, 25 January, 2023: Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited (“KMBL”/Kotak) is announcing the launch of the “Aadhaar on Wheels” Van in Bengaluru – a mobile Aadhaar Seva Kendra that will provide convenient Aadhaar services to citizens including senior citizens, the differently abled, and pregnant women, among others.
The “Aadhaar on Wheels” will provide all key services offered by a conventional Aadhaar Seva Kendra such as enrolling for Aadhaar and updation of Aadhaar details – at doorstep of citizens residing in the city.
The Bank has partnered with UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) for this initiative. The vans are manned by an Aadhaar Operator as well as a Bank staff.
At a function organized in the city, “Aadhaar on Wheels” was flagged off by Shri Anup Kumar, Deputy Director General, UIDAI RO – Bengaluru, and Mr. Hemal Vakil, Joint President, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
The van will operate within the city limits and provide services to a wide network of residents from various locations such as residential societies, educational institutions, hospitals, government offices, corporate offices, etc. The service will also be available on select holidays.
The van was introduced in Pune in December 2021. Buoyed by the positive response, over the next 12 months, the Bank rolled out “Aadhaar on Wheels” in 20 cities across the country. Further, plans are afoot to expand it to 10 more cities, in the next few months.
Additionally, Aadhaar enrolment and updation-related services can also be availed at over 120 bank branches of Kotak Mahindra Bank, across the country.
List of cities where Kotak Mahindra Bank’s “Aadhaar on Wheels” is operational:
“We are delighted to launch our 20th “Aadhaar on Wheels” van service for citizens in Bengaluru,” said Mr. Hemal Vakil, Joint President, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. “We’d like to thank UIDAI for their support. Essential for accessing government as well as non-government services, Aadhaar not only bridges the digital divide but also helps ensure transparency and accountability. It is arguably one of the most successful biometric programs in the world.”
“UIDAI regional office Bengaluru is happy to be associated with Kotak Mahindra bank in launching Aadhaar on Wheels for Bengaluru,” said Shri Anup Kumar, Deputy Director General, UIDAI RO – Bengaluru. “This will go a long way in serving residents of the city, particularly the senior citizen, differently abled persons, etc. this will also help school going children in mandatory biometric update on crossing 5 years and 15 years of age as well as residents in document update after completing 10 years of Aadhaar.”