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The City Got Its First Aadhaar Seva Kendra (ASK)

 The city got its first Aadhaar Seva Kendra (ASK), a one-stop destination for all Aadhaar services for residents, was inaugurated at the Crystal Arc building, Balmatta Road, Hampankatta, on Tuesday. This is the fifth ASK in Karnataka, after Bengaluru, Mysuru, Davanagere and Dharwad. There are 83 such centres in the country. 

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  Aadhaar Seva Kendra regional manager G Gajendra said that the centre can process up to 500 Aadhaar enrolments and update applications per day. People can avail of all Aadhaar-related services like enrolment and update of address, name, gender, date of birth, mobile number, email ID, photo and biometric update of fingerprint and iris, at the centre. 

  The centre functions on all seven days of the week, from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm. The time will also be extended, depending on the demand from the people. People can also book online appointments at, and choose a convenient date and time to avail of services at ASK.

 Aadhaar enrolment and biometric updates are free of cost, for those in the age group of 5 to 15. For other updates or corrections, a nominal fee of Rs 50 will be charged, while for the Aadhaar biometric, a sum of Rs 100 will be charged, said ASK, Davanagere head Prajwal. 

  ASK will hold camps in villages for Aadhaar related services in the coming days, to help the bed-ridden and sick, who are unable to travel to the Aadhaar service centre. In case people do not have any required documents to furnish, then they can get a standard format authorised by a gazetted officer to get the Aadhaar number said the Mangaluru ASK manager Balakrishna.

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