Unique Identification

  • Withdraw orders making Aadhaar mandatory for any service: SC to Centre 24-03-2014 12:46 PM

    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...
  • Now, UIDAI to enroll in UP, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand 04-02-2014 09:03 PM

    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...
  • SC notice to RBI, EC, Centre on PIL to delink subsidised LPG from UID 19-11-2013 11:14 AM

    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...
  • Delhi: Final hearing on the implementation of Aadhaar card today 22-10-2013 08:45 AM

    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 till...
  • UIADI moves Supreme Court on aadhaar card 15-10-2013 08:13 PM

    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...
  • Govt approves Rs 3,436 cr for Phase IV of Aadhaar scheme 10-05-2013 05:06 AM

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday approved Rs 3,436.16 crore for Phase IV of the UID (Aadhaar card) scheme, which will commence immediately. The decision to approve Phase IV of the UID project at the cost of Rs 3,436.16 crore was taken in New Delhi at a meeting of the...
  • Aadhaar cards will now bear date of birth of holder 09-04-2013 12:45 PM

    Nagpur: Aadhaar cards will henceforth bear date of birth of the holder, facilitating people to avail benefits of several government and non-governmental schemes which require age validation. Till now, only year of birth was mentioned in the card, but now, it has been agreed in-principle to insert the date of...
  • Get Aadhaar to obtain PAN card now 07-04-2013 09:53 PM

    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...
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  • OB van politics won't solve corruption: Nandan Nilekani 23-10-2012 08:57 AM

    The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chairman Nandan Nilekani, in an indirect attack at India Against Corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal, has said laws like the Lokpal Bill cannot help in solving the problem of corruption in India. Speaking to CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, Nilekani said, "I think it...
  • Wipro backtracks on J&K UID deal 02-01-2012 07:49 AM

    Srinagar: The Unique Identification (UID) project in Jammu and Kashmir has entered a limbo after one of the vendors, Wipro, refused to carry out the project. CM Omar Abdullah meanwhile has pleaded ignorance of the issue. Wipro Technologies, apparently in a letter to the Omar Abdullah government, said that it...
  • Face-off: Is the UID project under threat? 17-11-2011 10:49 PM

    It is a face-off between Chidambaram and Nilekani over who has the powers to do the biometric data of Indians. ...
  • UID data not secure, says Chidambaram 17-11-2011 08:07 PM

    New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram has said that the biometric census done by the Unique Identification project does not pass security criteria. CNN-IBN has accessed Chidambaram and the Registrar General's letters red flagging the biometric data collected by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Chidambaram has demanded that...
  • Tihar inmates to be equipped with UIDs 16-10-2011 11:13 AM

    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 13-07-2011 11:01 AM

    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 council has...
  • How to get your own unique identity number 09-05-2011 02:46 PM

    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...
  • How to get your Unique Identification Number? 26-02-2011 10:18 AM

    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. CNN-IBN tells you how to obtain a UID number. First step for getting a UID...
  • Master Card: The UID Faces Opposition 13-01-2011 05:34 PM

    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...
  • UID can now be your official ID proof 02-01-2011 07:56 AM

    New Delhi: Kartik Burman, 46, is a rag picker from Bengal, living near Nizamuddin in Delhi for the past 10 years. He is being enrolled for the Unique Identification Project or the UID. So when he goes out to demand a job under NREGA or get a ration card he...
  • UID gives identity to India's poor 29-12-2010 10:58 PM

    New Delhi: The Unique Identification Project or the UID is in progress in full swing to provide an official identification to millions of Indians. CNN-IBN finds out the impact the project has at the grassroots. Kartik Burman, a 46 years old rag picker from Bengal - living near Nizamuddin in...
  • How the UID project can be a cause for concern 05-10-2010 10:04 AM

    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...
  • Does the UID Scheme violate democratic rights? 30-09-2010 07:10 AM

    On Face the Nation tonight we ask whether the Unique Identification Scheme violate democratic rights. ...
  • Will UID change the face of India? 29-09-2010 11:15 PM

    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 29-09-2010 09:23 PM

    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 Wednesday....
  • PM, Sonia launch Unique Identity Number project 29-09-2010 02:15 PM

    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...
  • Unique Identity project to be launched today 29-09-2010 09:13 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launches UPA-2'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 28-09-2010 08:53 AM

    New Delhi: With the launch of the 'Aadhaar' number on September 29, India will become the first country in the world to implement a biometric-based 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...