On the Record Taking India Ahead

Nilekani assumes charge

Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani on Thursday formally assumed charge of his new assignment as the Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and exuded confidence that the Authority would be able to roll out the first set of UID numbers within 12-18 months for the country’s more than 1.7 billion population.

The UID number will help in identifying targeted beneficiaries for specific Govt. schemes and will minimise the need for separate ID proofs.

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