India News | Tuesday July 21, 2015
The Central government has told the Supreme Court that it has already spent Rs 5,000 crores on several welfare schemes linked to the Aadhar programme and it was too late to scrap it.
Tuesday April 21, 2015
The government will soon launch a facility under which a PAN (Permanent Account Number) card will be issued within 48 hours of applying, according to a senior official.
Monday April 20, 2015
As part of the new notification, the government has also made a "photo identity card issued by the central government or state government or central public sector undertaking or state public sector undertaking or the central government health service scheme photo card or ex-servicemen contributory health scheme photo card" as the valid proofs for e...
Sunday November 30, 2014
The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has decided to become a registrar of the Unique Identification Authority of India to facilitate enrolment of its subscribers who don't have Aadhaar.
Saturday September 6, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed progress of Aadhaar project and is believed to have discussed the possibility of using the platform to resume Aadhaar-based direct benefit transfers (DBT) of subsidised schemes.
Sunday July 20, 2014
The government is mulling restarting the DBT (direct benefit transfer) scheme to directly transfer money into Aadhaar-linked bank accounts with a view to plug leakages by weeding out ghost beneficiaries, according to a source.
Friday July 11, 2014
"A sum of Rs 2,039.64 crore has been provided for 2014-15 to execute the task of implementing Unique Identification asentrusted to Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)," the budget document tabled in Parliament stated.
Cheat Sheet | A Vaidyanathan | Monday March 24, 2014
The Supreme Court today asked the government to explain why the Aadhar card is still being treated as mandatory by the government for citizens who want to get their marriages or property registered, or receive a gas connection. In September, the court had ruled that the card cannot be a prerequisite for public services.
Thursday March 13, 2014
Nandan Nilekani, Infosys co-founder and face of UPA government's flagship 'Aadhar' programme, on Thursday resigned as chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Thursday March 13, 2014
Infosys co-founder and face of UPA government's flagship 'Aadhar' programme, Nandan Nilekani today resigned as the Chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), three days after joining Congress.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Saturday February 22, 2014
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chairman Nandan Nilekani today said he will resign from his job by March-end to contest Lok Sabha elections on a Congress ticket.
South | Sunil Prabhu | Tuesday January 21, 2014
The Congress has reportedly decided that it will field Nandan Nilekani as its candidate from the prestigious Bangalore South constituency in the general elections this year, against the present legislator and political heavyweight, the BJP's Ananth Kumar.
Elections News | Reported by Radhika Iyer; edited by Mala Das | Friday January 10, 2014
Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani today said that he is ready to contest elections, ending several weeks of speculation over his entry into the political arena ahead of 2014.
Thursday December 26, 2013
The Income Tax Department will now accept Aadhaar Card as proof of identity and address for issuance of Permanent Account Number (PAN).
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday December 19, 2013
Infosys co-founder and Unique Identification Authority of India chairman Nandan Nilekani and his wife Rohini have gifted Rs 50 crore to the National Council of Applied Economic Research.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday December 11, 2013
Is Nandan Nilekani, co-founder of Infosys and now in charge of the government's massive Aadhar scheme, being considered by the Congress as its prime ministerial candidate?
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 8, 2013
The government intends to bring in Parliament next week a bill to provide statutory status to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which issues Aadhaar numbers to residents.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday December 5, 2013
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has issued as many as 51 crore Aadhaar numbers so far with about 11 lakh of such numbers generated every day.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday November 7, 2013
The Bill that seeks to provide statutory status to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will be introduced in the winter session of the Parliament next month.
India News | Ketki Angre | Tuesday October 15, 2013
The Supreme Court last week rejected the Centre's plea to modify an interim ruling that the Aadhaar or the Unique Identity Card is not mandatory for essential services. The court's order came on a day the Cabinet approved the National Identification Authority of India Bill that will give legal backing to the UID. The Bill may be tabled during the w...
Saturday August 3, 2013
Rohini Nilekani has raised Rs 163.5 crore by selling 5.77 lakh shares in Infosys, Indias second biggest outsourcer, for philanthropic work. The shares were sold between July 16 and 19, according to a statement on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
South | Press Trust of India | Friday July 5, 2013
Noting that Aadhaar was an "irreversible process", Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Chairman Nandan Nilekani today said they have targeted to enroll 60 crore people by 2014.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 24, 2013
A casual mention of a lost Aadhaar card in public saw government machinery go in an overdrive and its holder got a duplicate card in less than an hour.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 9, 2013
Describing Aadhaar card as one of the best examples of integration of technology for social welfare use, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim believes that this massive effort by India would help in achieving its goal of poverty eradication by 2030.