UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION AUTHORITY OF INDIA

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • UIADI moves Supreme Court on aadhaar card October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has joined government and PSU oil firms against the Supreme Court order making Aadhaar card not mandatory for availing social benefits saying, its directive has 'very serious implications' in implementation of welfare schemes. The UIDAI also contended that its order dated September 23,...
  • Aadhaar cards will now bear date of birth of holder April 9, 2013

    Nagpur: Aadhaar cards will henceforth bear date of birth of the holder, facilitating people to avail benefits of several government and nongovernmental schemes which require age validation. Till now, only year of birth was mentioned in the card, but now, it has been agreed inprinciple to insert the date of...
  • Get Aadhaar to obtain PAN card now April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Unique Identification (UID) Aadhaar number will soon be a "valid" proof of identity and address to obtain a PAN card. A proposal for inclusion of Aadhaar in the existing list of valid proof of identification and proof of address for allotment of PAN was sent to the...
  • Inside the Direct Cash Transfer debate January 17, 2013

    Over the past three years, India has vigorously debated the merits of having a Unique Identity (UID) number for each citizen and, allied with it, the move towards direct cash transfers (DCT) of subsidies (like food, fuel and fertilizer) and social security endowments, like pensions and scholarships. On January 1,...
  • UIDAI: Duplication will be avoided, says Nilekani January 28, 2012

    Nandan Nilekani said there the data collected by UIDAI is secure as this system only gives one number per person. ...
  • Cabinet may take final call on future of UIDAI January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee is likely to meet on Friday to take the final decision on the proposal to give statutory powers to Nandan Nilekaniled UIDAI to issue national identity cards to the entire population instead of the mandated 200 million. The collection of biometric data for the UIDs...
  • Cabinet may decide on the future of UID on Wed January 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The government is likely to take the final decision on Wednesday on the proposal to give statutory powers to Nandan Nilekaniled UIDAI to issue national identity cards to the entire population instead of the mandated 200 million. "A Cabinet Committee will take a view on the Unique Identification Authority...
  • How to get your own unique identity number May 9, 2011

    New Delhi: With a mammoth exercise on to issue an Aadhar number to each of India's 1.2 billion citizens and interested residents, IANS tracks the process involved for getting what will become a unique identity for people in India to access all public or private services. The Unique Identification Authority of...
  • Master Card: The UID Faces Opposition January 13, 2011

    The unique identity (UID) numbers being issued with much fanfare have no legal sanctity. This may surprise many who casually know about the UID scheme and believe it represents a progressive and transparent new India. The problem is, the Bill which proposes setting up an Authority mandated to issue such numbers...
  • How the UID project can be a cause for concern October 5, 2010

    New Delhi: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), headed by Nandan Nilekani, is the UPA government's most ambitious project, where one billion Indians are branded with a unique identity number. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh handed over the first of the Aadhaar cards at Tembhli village in Nandurbar district of...
  • Forbes India: How Nilekani gets things done March 6, 2010

    Nandan Nilekani, chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India, plays for the long haul and when he feels weighed down by the expectations everyone has from him he remembers the lines of a Japanese song. Each time, I knew I am at the precipice, I have simply hunkered down,...
  • Unique Identity project: Nilekani says privacy safe February 28, 2010

    New Delhi: Privacy will be protected under the Unique Identity (UID) project and personal data will not be accessible to everybody, insists Nandan Nilekani, chairperson of the Unique Identification Authority. "We are also conscious of the privacy issue. In fact the UID database cannot be read by anybody. The only thing...
  • Bijli, sadak, paani passe: Nilekani February 14, 2010

    Bangalore: The slogan of bijli, sadak, pani is pass ; 'virtual things' like UID number, bank account and mobile phone are the inthing, says Chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India Nandan M Nilekani. The information technology veteran said that in India, the 'model' has changed, from roti, kapada, makaan (food,...
  • Unique identification number from Feb 2011: Nilekani December 16, 2009

    New Delhi: India will become the first country in the world to issue a unique identity number for each of its residents from February 2011 which will allow an online verification, a top official said on Wednesday. "We will start issuing the unique number by February 2011," Nandan Nilekani, chairman of...
  • Unique ID number: How you will gain from it October 18, 2009

    New Delhi: The 16digit Unique Identification number that the Government proposes to give you could become mandatory for opening a bank account, getting your passport or even your driving licence, among others. The Unique Identification Number (UID) scheme, which is expected to roll...
  • SMS to verify if you are Indian: Nandan Nilekani September 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Identity authentication at banks, gas connection centres or while providing rural jobs will just be an SMS away, said Unique Identification Authority chief Nandan Nilekani on Saturday. "Our project will provide a unique identification (UID) number, not a card. The authentication will be made by using mobile phones," Nilekani...
  • ID job: Nilekani eyes oil PSUs' consumer database July 15, 2009

    New Delhi: Nandan Nilekani, who heads the Unique Identification Authority of India, Tuesday approached the petroleum and natural gas ministry to tap into the massive database of oil and cooking gas consumers that covers nearly half the population. The ministry assured full cooperation to the former Infosys cochairman. Nilekani, who has a...
  • Nilekani's journey from Infosys to Yojana Bhawan July 10, 2009

    Infosys bid farewell to one of its founders and CoChairman Nandan Nilekani. Minister Nilekani now takes charge of the Unique Identification Authority of India. Here's his journey from the corner room at Infosys to Yojana Bhawan. ...
  • Infosys bids adieu to Nandan Nilekani July 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Infosys will bid farewell to one of its founders and CoChairman Nandan Nilekani on Thursday. He will be given a farewell at the Infosys campus in Bangalore. Nilekani stepped down as Infosys CoChairman last week but the IT giant had confirmed that his resignation would come into effect from...
  • Nilekani quits Infosys to head Govt's unique ID project June 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Nandan Nilekani resigned as CoChairman of Infosys Technologies and its board on Thursday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has given him a mission to head an ITdriven Government program for providing unique identification numbers to citizens of the country. I am sad to let go off that great and intimate...
  • Nilekani made govt programme chief, gets Cabinet rank June 25, 2009

    New Delhi: Nandan Nilekani resigned as CoChairman of Infosys Technologies and its board on Thursday, following his appointment as Chairman of an ITdriven Government program for providing unique identification numbers to citizens of the country. "The Board of Directors at Infosys has already accepted Nilekani's resignation. The resignation would be effective...