UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

  • SC notice to RBI, EC, Centre on PIL to delink subsidised LPG from UID November 19, 2013

    New Delhi: In a blow to the government's pet Aadhar card scheme, the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Election Commission and the central government asking that services like the subsidised gas cylinder be delinked from the Aadhar card. A public interest...
  • 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. ...
  • Nilekani, PC strike deal; UID back on track January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A compromise was reached on Thursday on the Unique Identification Number (UID) project by Home Ministry and the Planning Commission, Home Minister P Chidambaram said. The Home Minister said that there will be no duplication of work between the UIDAI and the National Population Register (NPR). The NPR...
  • 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...
  • UID data not reliable: MHA to Cabinet Secretary January 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The row between UIDAI Chairperson Nandan Nilekani and Home Minister P Chidambaram over the Unique Identification (UID) project has intensified. The Home Ministry has written to the Cabinet Secretary, seeking a clear cut direction on who will do the enrollment. CNNIBN has accessed a copy of the note. In...
  • Tihar inmates to be equipped with UIDs October 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Tihar jail inmates may soon be given Unique Identification (UID) Numbers so that they can have access to the benefits of Aadhaar scheme once they walk free. Tihar authorities have decided to ask Aadhaar officials to enroll the prisoners inside the jail premises. "If every resident of India...
  • India Unlimited With Sam Pitroda: Part II July 13, 2011

    Behind every big movement lies the germ of a great idea, behind every change the power of a thought now be it governance, society or our systems, changes can only began with an idea. It is to plan these ideas that the nation innovation council is working. The...
  • How to get your Unique Identification Number? February 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The new Unique Identification (UID) number could bring an end to all your ID proof problems. Six hundred million people are expected to get a unique ID number over the next two years. CNNIBN tells you how to obtain a UID number. First step for getting a UID number...
  • Does the UID Scheme violate democratic rights? September 30, 2010

    On Face the Nation tonight we ask whether the Unique Identification Scheme violate democratic rights. ...
  • Will UID change the face of India? September 29, 2010

    The whole idea of UID is to provide an identity to people in villages, tribals and migrants, says UIDAI Aadhaar Chairman Nandan Nilekani. ...
  • First UID holder happy but doesn't know benefits September 29, 2010

    Tembhli: Kantibai Nigude of Tembhli village of Maharashtra's Nandurbar district, is the first Indian to get a Unique Identification Number. For Kantibhai, the joy of getting it from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi is more than understanding the benefits of the identity atleast for...
  • PM, Sonia launch Unique Identity Number project September 29, 2010

    Tembhli: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi handed out the first set of Unique Identification Number to tribals in Tembhli village of Maharashtra's Nandurbar district on Wednesday. Ten tribals from Tembhli village got their Unique Identification Numbers (Aadhaar) from Singh and Sonia. They were randomly selected by the...
  • Unique Identity project to be launched today September 29, 2010

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launches UPA2's most ambitious project on Wednesday the Unique Identity Number (UID), the first of which will be issued in Nandurbar in Maharashtra. The first UID card will be handed out by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi at the...
  • Unique identity project to take off from Sep 29 September 28, 2010

    New Delhi: With the launch of the 'Aadhaar' number on September 29, India will become the first country in the world to implement a biometricbased unique ID system for its residents on a national scale. The national launch of Aadhaar will herald a new chapter in the efforts of the...
  • Nilekani to get all funds for UID project: govt July 12, 2010

    New Delhi: The government on Monday said it will provide all the funds necessary for the implementation of its unique identification number project, dismissing media reports to the contrary. "The Ministry of Finance is fully committed to expeditious implementation of the UID project and all funds required for the smooth rollout...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...