Unique Identification

  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • OB van politics won't solve corruption: Nandan Nilekani October 23, 2012

    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 CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, Nilekani said, "I think it...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Faceoff: Is the UID project under threat? November 18, 2011

    It is a faceoff between Chidambaram and Nilekani over who has the powers to do the biometric data of Indians....
  • UID data not secure, says Chidambaram November 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram has said that the biometric census done by the Unique Identification project does not pass security criteria. CNNIBN 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 the...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...