UID Project Gets Rs. 120 Crore
The unique identification project (UID) has been allotted Rs. 120 crore by the central government in Budget 2009.
The UID project is the Indian equivalent of the US Social Security number scheme. Each Indian citizen will get a unique identification number that will help to identify him/her. It will also do away with the need to submit different documents in case a citizen wants to avail of any service (either government or private).
Just last month the government announced that Infosys co-founder — Nandan Nilekani has been appointed chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
The first Unique IDs are expected to be rolled out in the next 1-2 years.
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