New data released by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) shows that the Aadhaar-based scheme to enroll for the Aadhaar bank account is due to expire on September 30.
The data shows that nearly 7.5 lakh people, or almost one-fifth of the population, have been enrolled in the scheme since the launch of the scheme on March 1.
However, on September 1, the data for the entire country will expire, making it mandatory for them to provide their Aadhaar details.
However, in the next two weeks, a deadline has been set for people to submit their Aadhaar number and a new biometric authentication mechanism will be introduced.
Aadhaar has been hailed as a major success for India, and was introduced with the aim of providing an ID to millions of the poorest and most marginalised people.
However the scheme has faced a series of delays and glitches, with some of the largest glitches happening on the bank accounts.
In fact, about 4.8 lakh people had not yet registered for the account as of December, according to the data.
The CBI data also shows that 1.4 lakh people have not yet submitted their Aadhaar numbers, but the data does not reveal if they have been told that they will have to provide a copy of their Aadhaar card to the UIDAI by September 30 or if they are being given the deadline to do so.
A similar data breach has happened with a similar number of people.
The bank accounts were breached on December 1, and more than a month later, there was no update from UIDAI on the status of enrolment.
According to UIDAI, the latest data is a snapshot of the status and verification process of all Aadhaar enrolments made through the bank account.
It says the bank’s data will be available in the coming days.