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Cabinet To Decide Aadhaar Fate On Jan 25
(Saturday, January 21, 2012 1:47:58 AM IST)
The committee is likely to take up Planning Commission's proposal for providing statutory powers to the Nandan Nilekani-led UIDAI to enroll biometric details of all 1.2 billion Indian residents.
UID Project Covers 10 Per Cent Of Indian Population
(Saturday, January 21, 2012 1:12:19 AM IST)
As on 20 January 2012, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has covered 10 per cent of the population (12 million cards), with Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka topping the list of states having the highest cards at present. “The Authority by harnessing the technology available in the world has been able to achieve issuance of 1 million cards per day. We have set a target to complete 60 per cent or 600 million cards by 2014,” said Nandan Nilekani, chairman, UIDAI. [Via Business Line]
Suprema Live Scanners Get Final STQC Certifications For UID Project
(Wednesday, January 18, 2012 7:54:10 PM IST)
100 Millionth UIDAI No. Issued, Courtesy Morpho
(Wednesday, January 18, 2012 12:38:38 PM IST)
The Morpho-Mahindra Satyam consortium is said to have played a pivotal role in the programme for issuance of unique identification or Aadhaar numbers.
"Put UID Back On Fast Track"
(Wednesday, January 18, 2012 7:21:52 AM IST)
Som Mittal, president of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) opines that we should not be doubting fundamentals of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) project after two years and 100 million registrations. Instead, the need of the hour is to address issues and find solutions to put UID back on fast track. "We must not forget the mandate of UID is of a developmental project and should not be burdened with issues of security , terrorism, illegal immigration etc.," Mittal adds. [Via ET]
UIDAI Number Creation On Hold In Jharkhand
(Monday, January 16, 2012 6:17:41 PM IST)
As the creation of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) numbers in Jharkhand has crossed its limit for the financial year, it has been put on hold currently. The process has been stopped in the urban areas of the state and would be stopped in rural areas as well as soon as it reaches the set limit, said an official from the UIDAI Jharkhand unit. According to the official, for the financial year 2011-2012, the limit for UIDAI numbers was set at 200 million, out of which, 8 million numbers was the limit for Jharkhand. A registration of 2.2 million people took place in the urban areas despite the official limit being set at 2 million. As for rural areas, the limit has been set at 6 million people and a total of 5.4 million registrations have already taken place. [Via ET]
"Not Feasible To Merge UID, NPR Projects"
(Friday, January 13, 2012 2:58:58 PM IST)
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is now waiting for approval from the Union Cabinet for Aadhaar enrollments beyond 200 million residents. The basis of seeking the approval is that there was a fundamental difference between this scheme's objective and the National Population Register (NPR) of the home ministry. The Authority feels that the convergence of the two projects would not be feasible. The objective of the Aadhaar project was to provide a proof of identity to all residents so that delivery of social welfare programmes could be improved. NPR's objective, on the other hand, is enhancing national security. [Via HT]
Cabinet Committee To Decide Fate Of UID Project Next Week
(Friday, January 13, 2012 1:15:18 PM IST)
Headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the committee will address various issues of the UIDAI project including duplication of NPR and UID, expenses, and enrollment of citizens for Aadhaar numbers.
Aadhaar No. May Soon Be Linked To Railway Tickets
(Friday, January 13, 2012 12:46:49 PM IST)
R S Sharma, director general of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), says the Authority may soon link the Aadhaar (or UID) number with railway tickets. With this move, establishment of the identity will become easier in case of any mishap. "A high-powered committee is working to try out different applications of Aadhaar numbers. The beginning has been made with different welfare schemes of the government by linking the Aadhaar number with bank accounts. Once the bank account is opened, cash transactions with the account for unlettered persons will become easy. Transfer of cash subsidy on LGP cylinders, grains of public distribution system and fertilisers directly to the account of the beneficiary and payment of MGNREGA wage are being experimented," Sharma told TOI.
PIL Filed Against Aadhaar Project
(Thursday, January 12, 2012 1:17:39 AM IST)
"It is significant to state that in the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules 2003, there is no mention of collecting biometric data from the residents."
UIDAI Launches Micro ATM Device
(Wednesday, January 11, 2012 11:47:38 AM IST)
Here is a micro ATM for daily wagers with Aadhaar, which can be used to withdraw money near their doors through a core banking system. The device functions through any SIM and wherever there is a mobile tower.
Govt Creating Information Highway
(Wednesday, January 11, 2012 8:33:59 AM IST)
"India is at cusp of the next big revolution in the telecom sector, that of broadband. The Government is creating the platform that will enable this revolution," according to Sam Pitroda, advisor to the Prime Minister on Public Infrastructure, Information and Innovations. Pitroda was speaking at a conference organised by C-DOT on Tuesday. Projects such as the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) are going to add to this information highway, he added. The Indian Government is mulling over investing $20 billion in projects related to creating information highway, which include $3 billion for establishing the knowledge network and another $6 billion for the National Optic Fibre Cable Network. [Source: Business Line]
Jharkhand Governor Apprised Of UID Project Work
(Saturday, January 07, 2012 9:31:44 AM IST)
Ram Sevak Sharma, director general of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), called on Jharkhand governor to apprise him of the project's progress in the state. The team first evaluated the work at the regional office of UIDAI in Ranchi, which controls Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal. According to a TOI report, Sharma said, “Our effort is to dole out the numbers at the earliest so that schemes like retail payment, opening of bank accounts and financial inclusion drives can be taken up.”
Wipro Refuses UID Deal In J&K
(Saturday, January 07, 2012 6:44:47 AM IST)
Wipro Technologies makes it clear that it would not be able to carry out the UID project in the state.
UIDAI Data Centre Can Also Be Hacked!
(Saturday, January 07, 2012 6:29:58 AM IST)
“As far as data centre hacking is concerned, we have to be alert."
"UIDAI Project Should Continue In Nation's Interest"
(Wednesday, January 04, 2012 9:37:01 AM IST)
The project can help in uplifting of BPL strata which is still left out of the inclusive growth, said a statement from the Bangalore Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
UIDAI Headed For A Halt?
(Monday, January 02, 2012 6:55:18 PM IST)
With the UPA government's much-hyped initiative to provide Aadhaar to all Indians still facing an identity crisis, the project may get stalled from February.
Aadhaar: The Greatest Testimony To FOSS' Success In India!
(Saturday, December 31, 2011 11:14:36 PM IST)
It is heartening to see how FOSS is powering India's one of the most prestigious and mammoth eGovernance initiatives--Unique Identification Authority of India's Aadhar project.
Chidambaram Not In Favour Of Rejecting UIDAI Bill
(Saturday, December 31, 2011 10:59:49 AM IST)
"I am certainly not in favour of rejecting UIDAI or Aadhaar."
Centre Wants Only Govt Employees To Verify UID Documents
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(Friday, December 30, 2011 11:15:04 PM IST)
The state asks district collectors and municipal commissioners to employ retired government staffers in case the existing staff is not able to meet the demand.