Friday, December 18, 2009

IntelliBriefs: UIDAI to start issuing identification numbers in Feb '11

    • We would start issuing the unique identification numbers (UIN) in February 2011. These numbers would be allotted on the basis of 11 biometrics including 10 fingerprints and iris, UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani said here after a meeting with Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
    • The UIDAI would not allot any card, but 16-digit numbers, said Nilekani, who is on a visit to the state to discuss the UIN issue.
    • The Unique Identity Authority (UIA) will not plug the chronically leaky delivery of public services, which means, it may not improve the targeting of these services. To that extent, it may not turn out to be the tool for poverty alleviation that some expect it to be.

      Its high-profile Chairman Nandan Nilekani says fixing bad governance isn't exactly what he signed up for.

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