UIDAI

  • UIDAI says 70 crore residents have Aadhaar numbers October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has issued 70 crore Aadhaar numbers to residents across the country as of now. Nine states, including Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, have crossed 90 per cent Aadhaar coverage, while 16 states have over 70 per cent coverage, a press...
  • India needs political will to promote phone banking, says Sam Pitroda September 24, 2014

    Singapore: India needs strong political will to enable phone banking services across the country to facilitate payment of government salaries and school fees through electronics, Sam Pitroda, who piloted the telecom revolution in the country, said on Wednesday. Speaking at the MasterCard Innovation Forum, Pitroda said that fiber optic infrastructure was...
  • Delhi government to provide aadhaar cards to children living in homes September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government has undertaken an intensive drive to enrol children housed in government and NGO run institutions for issue of Aadhaar cards. The Department of Women and Child Development has directed all the superintendents and officerincharge of the institutions to coordinate with the Unique Identification Authority of India...
  • PM Modi reviews Aadhaar, may use it to improve delivery of schemes September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed progress of Aadhaar project and is believed to have discussed the possibility of using the platform to resume Aadhaarbased direct benefit transfers of subsidised schemes. It will also help monitor attendance of government officials. The discussions, which were attended by Home Minister...
  • Rajdeep Sardesai @ ground zero: Campaign trail in Bangalore South April 15, 2014

    Out of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka, the most keenly watched will be the Bangalore South constituency where six-time BJP MP Ananth Kumar will contest against UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani who is contesting on the Congress ticket. In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, IBN18...
  • Cobrapost sting reveals Aadhaar documents forged for non-Indians March 25, 2014

    A Cobrapost sting operation has caught several Aadhar (UIDAI) project officers off guard. The officers have been caught on camera offering to forge documents. The expose shows how citizens of Nepal and Bangladesh are offered Aadhaar cards without identity proof. The sting reveals that even MLAs and gazetted officers sign...
  • Sting reveals Aadhaar documents forged for Nepal, Bangladesh citizens March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A Cobrapost sting operation has caught several Aadhar (UIDAI) project officers off guard. The officers have been caught on camera offering to forge documents. The expose shows how citizens of Nepal and Bangladesh are offered Aadhaar cards without identity proof. The sting reveals that even MLAs and gazetted...
  • Withdraw orders making Aadhaar mandatory for any service: SC to Centre March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Government of India to withdraw all orders, which make the Aadhaar card mandatory for availing any service. The court has also directed the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) not to share any information pertaining to an Aadhaar card holder with any...
  • Did not misuse Aadhar chairmanship for political ambitions: Nilekani March 17, 2014

    There have been allegations that former UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani misused his post to further his political ambitions. Rubbishing the allegations, Nilekani said that he decided to join politics only 8 months ago. Nilekani was speaking to CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose on a new show Open Mike. Here is an excerpt...
  • LS polls: PM accepts Nandan Nilekeni's resignation as UIDAI chief March 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today accepted the resignation of UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekeni who has quit to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Bangalore South constituency on Congress ticket. While accepting the resignation, Singh thanked Nilekeni for his "excellent leadership of the effort to provide a unique identity to all...
  • LS polls: Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani resigns as UIDAI Chairman March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Nandan Nilekani, contesting as Congress candidate in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, resigned as the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Chairman on Thursday evening. This after he officially joined the Congress at a simple ceremony in KPCC office in Bangalore on March 9. The Congress has fielded Nilekani as...
  • No Modi wave in India; Rahul is a revolutionary: Nandan Nilekani March 10, 2014

    A day after Congress declared his candidature from Bangalore South, UIDAI chief and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani on Monday said that there is no Narendra Modi wave in the country while praising Rahul Gandhi. Speaking exclusively to IBN 18's Editor-in-Chief, Rajdeep Sardesai, Nilekani said, "Rahul Gandhi's ideas are revolutionary. He...
  • Rahul an agent of change, I intend to partner him in doing that: Nilekani March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Congress declared his candidature from Bangalore South, UIDAI chief and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani on Monday said that there is no Narendra Modi wave in the country while praising Rahul Gandhi. "Rahul Gandhi's ideas are revolutionary. He is an agent of change and has brilliant...
  • BJP to complain against Nilekani with EC over Aadhaar ads March 7, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to lodge a complaint against UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani with the Election Commission. The party said the complaint is against the advertisements of Aadhaar that are appearing despite the election code of conduct set in place. Nilekani, who is likely to get a...
  • 576 million Aadhaar cards issued February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: A total of 576.16 million Aadhaar cards have been issued till January 31, with Maharashtra topping the list with 82.99 million beneficiaries, the government informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Andhra Pradesh (79.06 million) and Tamil Nadu (44.33 million) were placed in the second and third spots, Minister of...
  • Now, UIDAI to enroll in UP, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand February 4, 2014

    The government on Tuesday asked the UIDAI, which issues unique identification numbers to residents, to start enrolments in four more states Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand. "It was decided that in four States, which are, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand, UIDAI will carry out the enrolment exercise in...
  • SC begins final hearing on constitutional validity of Aadhaar February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday began the final hearing on the petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar card with those opposing the mega project saying it was not backed by any statute and compromises with national security. Further, a threejudge bench headed by Justice BS Chauhan was also...
  • Nandan Nilekani flags off voting drive, urges Bangaloreans to vote January 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Will he or won't he? That was the question rife until Friday when Infosys cofounder and UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani finally said he is ready to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on a Congress ticket. And the former corporate leader has been making the right moves since this...
  • Nandan Nilekani ready to contest Lok Sabha election on Congress ticket January 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Chairman and Former Infosys CEO Nandan Nilekani on Friday announced that he was ready to contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections provided he was given a Congress ticket. Congress party in Karnataka has been mulling for quite some time over Nilekani's candidature. According to...
  • Delhi: Final hearing on the implementation of Aadhaar card today October 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will conduct the final hearing on the implementation of the Aadhaar card on Tuesday. The Union government and oil companies have filed petitions and applications seeking a modification of the interim order that restrained the government from making Aadhaar mandatory. Though the court has...
  • Considering all my options to join politics: Nandan Nilekani October 15, 2013

    Melbourne: Amid reports that he may join politics, UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani on Monday said he was considering all options postAadhaar. "I am considering all my options as I look at what I do postAadhaar," Nilekani said when asked about his plans on joining politics. Nilekani, an IITian who left Infosys...
  • Considering all my options: Nandan Nilekani on joining politics October 14, 2013

    Melbourne: Amid reports that he may join politics, UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani on Monday said he was considering all options postAadhaar. "I am considering all my options as I look at what I do postAadhaar," Nilekani said when asked about his plans on joining politics. Nilekani, an IITian who left Infosys...
  • Supreme Court to hear pleas against implementation of Aadhar scheme October 8, 2013

    The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a batch of petitions, including the one filed by social worker like Aruna Roy against the implementation of the Aadhar scheme or the "Unique Identification Number" System (UID), by linking it to various welfare schemes. The petition of Roy and others came up before...
  • Centre moves SC for modification of earlier order on Aadhaar card October 4, 2013

    The Centre on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of an earlier order which said Aadhaar card is not mandatory and no person should be deprived of any government schemes for want it. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that the plea of the Centre would be...
  • Nandan Nilekani joins Twitter, strengthens rumours of his candidature in LS polls October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Cofounder of India's iconic IT Company Infosys and the chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Nandan Nilekani has finally returned to Twitter. Nilekani had closed his Twitter and Facebook accounts after he took charge as the Chairman of UIDAI in July 2009. His Twitter handle...
  • FTP: SC says Aadhar not mandatory: Is Aadhar scheme becoming a white elephant? September 24, 2013

    In a major setback for the Centre, the Supreme Court has ruled that the Aadhar numbers/cards being prepared by the Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI) can't be the sole proof for the government's various schemes. Aadhar is one of the main schemes of the UPA2. It is headed by the Infosys...
  • Bill in winter session to give legal status to Aadhaar: Govt September 24, 2013

    The government will push for passage of a longpending bill to provide statutory status to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in the winter session of Parliament. "We will bring the National Identification Authority of India Bill 2010 in Parliament during the forthcoming winter session for discussion and passage," Planning...
  • Aadhaar card valid proof for opening bank account: Finance Ministry August 21, 2013

    Aadhaar card is a valid proof for opening a bank account under the know your customer (KYC) norms, government said on Wednesday. "Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has notified that the Aadhaar Card is a valid proof for opening of a bank account under the Know Your Customer (KYC) scheme," Finance...
  • India 2022: High on skills but low on jobs? July 15, 2013

    If you plan to seek an exciting career in 'rag chopping' with the paper industry, the government has plans to sharpen your skills. After 60 hours of training and paying a princely sum of Rs 500 for a test, you get a certificate to hang on your wall. Or you...
  • Montek mentions his lost Aadhaar card, gets one in one hour May 25, 2013

    New Delhi: A casual mention of a lost Aadhaar card in public saw government machinery go on an overdrive and its holder got a duplicate card in less than an hour. And the beneficiary of this efficiency an issue over which government departments often faced criticism was none...