Aadhaar & mobile No mandatory for registration of stranded Odias


Bhubaneswar: A day after launching a portal (covid19.odisha.gov.in) for online registration of stranded Odias, who want to come back, once the lockdown is lifted, the State Government on Saturday made Aadhaar and mobile phone number mandatory for registration.

“Anyone who wants to return to Odisha after the lockdown is required to register by filling up the form online and offline. Registration can be done either by the returnee or by local contact or by the nodal officer. For registration of returnees from outside the State, mobile and Aadhaar numbers are obligatory,” informed Panchayati Raj Secretary Deo Ranjan Singh here on Saturday.

Anticipating the return of about 5 lakh Odia people, including migrant workers, students, professionals, pilgrims and others, to the State after lifting of the lockdown on May 3, the Odisha Government on Friday launched a portal – covid19.odisha.gov.in- for registration of names to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The migrant workers will have to register their name and address in the portal.

The Government has made it mandatory for everyone, who wants to come back to Odisha, to register himself/herself on the portal.

The Government has announced 14-day quarantine and Rs 2,000 incentives for the returnees.

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