Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Aadhaar Card mandatory for those who want entry pass in Airports from 1st January 2017

Aadhaar Card mandatory for those who want entry pass in Airports from 1st January 2017

New Delhi: Aadhaar card mandatory for all who want to take entry pass for airports From 1st January 2017, Central Industiral Security Force (CISF) issues guidelines on Tueday, 27th December 2016.
According to guidelines, Employees at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport will have to carry Aadhaar card to work along with their entry pass from January 1. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is responsible for the security at the airport, has issued guidelines in this regard to improve the security arrangement at the airport, reports said.
Over 30,000 employees work at the Delhi airport and they are issued Airport Entry Pass (AEP) every year. Sources said, in view of the cases of forged AEPs the security agencies have asked the staff to carry Aadhaar cards as well.

“Since, almost every citizen now has an Aadhaar card, we will make it mandatory for them to carry it. Usually, we just check the airport pass but from now, our staff will ask for Aadhaar card also,” CISF DG OP Singh said.
The CISF is responsible for security at the airport while the Bureau for Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) frames security rules. Last year, the BCAS had changed the format of the pass issued to airport employees. Earlier, employees were given colour coded pass which were replaced with passes with alphabet codes. This year, the passes have been changed again and the size of employee photo has been increased.

“The photo size was small and that is why some cases of fake AEP were detected. We have asked that the size of the photo should be increased and it should be made mandatory to carry Aadhaar card with it,” a CISF official said.

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