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  • Cabinet gives nod to fifth phase of Aadhaar September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday gave its approval to the fifth phase of the Unique Identification (UID) scheme for undertaking enrolment in the four states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand. With this, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has been given the target...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Aadhaar cards cannot be made mandatory for gas connections: SC September 23, 2013

    New Delhi: 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. The SC issued the order after hearing a Public Interest Petition (PIL) seeking to...
  • Instant Aadhaar-linked ID verification for mobile connections September 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Government is likely to finalise norms by the end of this year that will enable instant identity verification using Aadhaar card biometrics data for getting a new mobile connection. Retailers will take the impression of customers' fingers to match it online with that of...
  • Govt approves Rs 3,436 cr for Phase IV of Aadhaar scheme May 10, 2013

    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 Cabinet...
  • Will Unique Identification start to deliver? January 14, 2013

    The PMO has announced that the government will start UIDbased cash transfers in 51 districts from January 1, 2013, and it will be expanded to 18 states from April 1, 2013. However, given the practical problems involved, as well as the time required to put in place the requisite infrastructure,...
  • Activist Usha Ramanathan criticises direct cash transfer scheme December 14, 2012

    The line between the Congress party and the Congress led UPA government seems to blur as the party and the government go all out to sell their ambitious direct cash transfer scheme. 'Aap ka paise, aap ke haath' is the new slogan for 2014 elections. The government claims that the...
  • SC issues notice to govt on plea against Aadhaar November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Government of India following a PIL that challenges the Aadhaar scheme. The petition has been filed by a retired judge of the Karnataka High Court. The petition says the bill is pending in Parliament and alleges that Aadhaar cards are...
  • Jharkhand: UID cards improve quality of life in Ramgarh November 30, 2012

    Ramgarh: Unique Identification cards introduced in the Ramgarh District of Jharkhand are helping the government bypass middlemen and directly reach out to people. The government's pilot project called Aadhar, being implemented in four districts, combines various welfare schemes making them more accessible through UIDs. The introduction of the UID card has...
  • Direct cash transfer facility for UID cardholders: Nilekani November 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The Unique Identification project has enrolled 270 million people in last three years and the data collected through it can be used to provide various benefits like direct cash transfer to cardholders, UID project chief Nandan Nilekani said on Monday. Addressing a gathering here, Nilekani also expressed the need...
  • PM, Sonia in Jaipur; 'Aadhar' to be integrated October 20, 2012

    Jaipur: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia gandhi are in Jaipur on Saturday to launch the integration of various governmentrun flagship programmes with the Aadhar card system. After integration, user can access government schemes like the MNREGA, Pensions scheme and the Chief Minister's scholarship programme using the Aadhar...
  • Direct transfer of subsidies to beneficiaries' bank accounts soon: PM October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: India plans to provide affordable electricity to all households in the next five years, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Tuesday. "The Government of India aims to provide 24x7 electricity to all households in the country and affordable access to electricity in the next 5 years," he said inaugurating...
  • G20: PM expresses confidence on boosting growth June 19, 2012

    Los Cabos: As the initial euphoria about Greece elections died down, the economic crisis took centrestage. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed some critical issues relating to the slowdown in India's economy in his address during the Plenary Session of the seventh Summit of the Group of 20 developed and developing...
  • Nat'l Population project hit by UIDAI: Chidambaram June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The P ChidambaramNandan Nilekani standoff has worsened as the Home Minister on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister claiming that the UIDAI has brought the National Population Register (NPR) to a standstill. "National Population Register project has come to standstill because of UIDAI," wrote Chidambaram. The Home Minister also said...
  • RCom bags Rs 300cr Aadhaar contract March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Telecom services provider Reliance Communications (RCom), in a consortium led by IT firm HCL Infosystems, is believed to have bagged the Rs 300 crore contract for government's national identity card programme, Aadhaar. According to sources, Anil Ambaniled RCom will provide network and telecom support for Aadhar as...
  • UIDs to help in getting LPG, phone connections February 16, 2012

    Mumbai: The Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI) has begun twopilot projects that would allow public sector oil marketers to make LPG transfers as well as getting mobile connectivity easier and transparent for consumers, its chairman Nandan Nilekani said on Thursday. "We are running a pilot programme in Mysore using the Aadhar platform...
  • 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...
  • UID project row: Compromise on the cards today? January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee is meeting on Friday to discuss the Unique ID project row. Sources have indicated that a compromise has been reached. Both the Nandan Nilekaniled Unique ID Authority of India and the Registrar General of India will be carrying out parallel exercises to collect biometric data,...
  • 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...
  • UIDAI: Plan panel, Home Ministry reach compromise January 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Planning Commission and Home Ministry appeared to have reached a compromise on the UIADI project over which the two were at loggerheads over the security angle. The understanding over the issue of providing unique identity numbers to residents seems to have been reached at a meeting of senior...
  • 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...
  • No differences on Aadhar scheme: Chidambaram January 24, 2012

    Chennai: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday sought to refute the existence of any differences between his ministry and the Unique Identification Authority of India on the issue of Adhaar and smart card's issued by his ministry. "There is no clash between Adhaar and the smart card issued by the...
  • Is the UID scheme now caught in a political tug of war? January 20, 2012

    The row between Nandan Nilekani and Home Minister P Chidambaram over the Unique ID project has intensified. ...
  • UID row: Planning Commission, MHA battle it out January 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The row between Nandan Nilekani and Home Minister P Chidambaram over the Unique ID project has intensified. With both the Planning Commission, which is backing Nilekani, and the Home Ministry staking claim to carry out the multicrore project, the matter has now reached the PMO. At stake is...
  • 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...
  • Wipro backtracks on J&K UID deal January 2, 2012

    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 had...
  • Why Parliamentary Panel rejected the UID Bill December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: The much hyped Unique Identification (UID) project led by Nandan Nilekani has run into trouble after the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance rejecting the National Identification Authority of India Bill, 2010 in its present form. The committee headed by Yashwant Sinha pointed out several anomalies in the existing bill...
  • UID in trouble as Home Ministry raises questions December 10, 2011

    New Delhi: The UPA government's Unique ID (UID) project has run into trouble after the Home Ministry raised questions about the security of data collected. A Parliamentary Standing Committee has also proposed a new bill in its place. Sources say that this is a last ditch attempt at saving the UPA's...