Wednesday, March 28, 2012

RuPay Debit Cards Launched by NPCI


The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched its much awaited payment network, RuPay, which will compete with international payment product facilitators, MasterCard & Visa, reports The Hindu Businessline. public sector banks, State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, & Union Bank of India, launched debit cards based on the platform. Bank of India inclusion in this list is probably elderly, though it had launched Aadhar enabled debit bards on the RuPay payment network, in July 2011. Other banks that have signed MoUs with NPCI for launching the RuPay platform include Punjab National Bank, Canara Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Citibank & HSBC.


Around 200,000 cards have been issued by RuPay & its targeting ten million debit cards in the network by March 2013, according to a document by Livemint, that quotes NPCI MD & CEO, AP Hota. A tie-up with Discover, US based card issuer & payments company, also allows RuPay cardholders to utilize the Discover, Diners Club International & PULSE networks for international purchases & money access outside of India. However, users won't be able to make use of RuPay based Debit Cards online until September.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Census Register is going to be ready in a single year


National Population Register (NPR) is going to be prepared within twelve months based on census carried out throughout 2011 from first June to 15th June, according to directions of Director, Census Punjab, mentioned by Dr.S.Karuna Raju, Principal Census Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner, Ferozepur and Er.D.P.S.Kharbanda, ADC-cum-Census Officer while addressing the district officials.


Dr.Raju stated that National Population Register has been prepared under People Act 1955 and according to provisions from the Act, every citizen is legally certain to get his title registered.  Deputy Commissioner managed to get obvious that whose photos happen to be clicked on for Aadhar card, they're going to have to once more get a photo and show the slip provided to them regarding Aadhar card.


Furthermore, there won't be any charges to make National Identity Card.  Stating the significance of National Identity Card based on  NPR, he stated this identity card is going to be valid throughout India for identity reasons.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Reason Why Budget 2012 Makes that Aadhar card Essential


You will find requested the Aadhar card yet and were curious about how serious the federal government is one of the project, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has laid all doubts to relaxation.

Pranab Mukherjee has allotted Rs 14,000 crore for that plan which aims to supply unique identification amounts to each citizen in the united states.

The approved amount is anticipated to assist in the enrollments close to 40 crore Indians by June 2013.

"The Aadhaar platform has become prepared to offer the obligations of MG-NREGA senior years, widow and disability pensions and scholarship grants straight to the beneficiary accounts in selected areas," Mukherjee stated while delivering his budget speech.

An essential feature the federal government is wishing to make use of the Aadhar amounts for may be the change in subsidies straight to individuals who require it most and stop wastage.

The Finance Minister spoke of the pilot project on in Mysore to which LPG cylinders to cook were being offered at market rates and also the subsidy that purchasers were qualified for had been directly moved to their accounts according to their Aadhar amounts. This plan permitted the federal government to allot subsidies to purchasers based on their economic status.

You will find similar projects for direct change in subsidy for oil in Alwar, Rajasthan and also to validate ration cards inJharkhand. Similar schemes is going to be folded in 50 districts across the nation.

The IT industry originates out meant for the government's intend to offer the UID plan because they accept is as true could give them many possibilities to become involved given the amount of products also it infrastructure required to carry them out.

"Scaling from the Aadhaar project in addition to enabling it to aid PDS will greatly help the common guy," Naresh Wadhwa, Leader and Country Manager, 'cisco' (India and SAARC) was cited as saying in the industry Line .

The Finance Minister also recognized counsel of the task pressure headed by Nandan Nilekani on moving direct subsidies associated with fertilisers straight to maqui berry farmers. Underneath the plan a mobile- based Fertiliser Management System (mFMS) continues to be made to showcase the movement of fertilisers and subsidies, in the manufacturer to store level.

To become folded out nation-wide throughout 2012, the subsidy due is going to be initially be delivered to the store as well as in a later stage from the project straight to the player.

However, banks have expressed concerns within the change in funds straight to the clients saying they should scale up their IT abilities. They'd also expressed doubts within the the 'Know Your Customer' norms being then the more compact banks and when details were being verified correctly.

Obviously you will find other competitors towards the Finance Minister's plans too such as this group in Mizoram who have been in opposition to the Aadhar unique identification card for the reason it was Satan's intend to number them in their intend to rule the planet.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Aadhaar a possible project to enhance public service: Survey


The UIDAI's Aadhaar task for supplying unique identity amounts to citizens, has huge possibility to enhance the delivery of social sector schemes like rural employment guarantee, the economical Survey 2011-12 stated.

"Aadhaar has huge possibility of enhancing procedures and delivery of services," laptop computer stated,

The Initial Identification Authority asia (UIDAI), connected to the Planning Commission, is involved in supplying citizens in the united states a distinctive Identification number (known as Aadhaar) from the resident's demographic and biometric information.

The project aims to produce a platform that can serve as an identification infrastructure for delivery of private and public services towards the citizens asia.

Laptop computer recommended the incorporation from the Aadhaar in to the rural employment guarantee plan will help in addressing a few of the major challenges like payment of wages and ghost receivers.

It observed that Aadhaar can replace the necessity to provide supporting documentation for that standard Know Your Customer (KYC) drills, making opening of the banking account considerably simpler.

Besides, once each citizen inside a job card must provide his UID before declaring employment, the opportunity of ghost or make believe receivers in connection with this is removed.

Laptop computer further stated that by utilizing Aadhaar, you'll be able to possess the subsidy go straight to the prospective homes who are able to then purchase their food products from the Public Distribution Store or might be even non-PDS shops.

Karnataka to get eight Doppler radars for weather forecast



Karnataka intends to acquire eight hd Doppler radars costing Rs 128 crore for precise weather forecast and for doing things 'for the very first time within the country' to assist agriculture, horticulture, fishing and port departments, a high government official stated here today.

"Such radars could be used the very first time in the united states to assist agriculture, horticulture, fishing and port departments to provide right advise for their particular receivers,"Principal Secretary for Science, BT and e-governance, M N Vidyashankar told reporters here.

These imported radars would forecast weather within the entire condition and installation could be completed in 4 years, he stated, adding the Center continues to be asked for to talk about the project cost

Vidyashankar also stated Rs 100 crore continues to be searched for for Science within the March 21 condition Budget. "When the bugetary allocation is created, it will likely be the greatest any condition has allocated for Science,Inch he stated.

The financial allocation for Science within the condition ending March this season was at Rs 36 crore.

To some question Vidyashankar stated registration for problem of unique identification amounts under Aadhar plan by Unique Identification Authority asia (UIDAI) could be performed by December 2012 in Karnataka.

"The procedure was temporarily suspended on Feb 12. We're waiting for new recommendations from UIDAI and also the process may restart from April. However, the whole Karnataka is going to be included in December 2012," he stated


Karnataka to get eight Doppler radars for weather forecast


Karnataka intends to acquire eight hd Doppler radars costing Rs 128 crore for precise weather forecast and for doing things 'for the very first time within the country' to assist agriculture, horticulture, fishing and port departments, a high government official stated here today.

"Such radars could be used the very first time in the united states to assist agriculture, horticulture, fishing and port departments to provide right advise for their particular receivers,"Principal Secretary for Science, BT and e-governance, M N Vidyashankar told reporters here.

These imported radars would forecast weather within the entire condition and installation could be completed in 4 years, he stated, adding the Center continues to be asked for to talk about the project cost

Vidyashankar also stated Rs 100 crore continues to be searched for for Science within the March 21 condition Budget. "When the bugetary allocation is created, it will likely be the greatest any condition has allocated for Science,Inch he stated.

The financial allocation for Science within the condition ending March this season was at Rs 36 crore.

To some question Vidyashankar stated registration for problem of unique identification amounts under Aadhar plan by Unique Identification Authority asia (UIDAI) could be performed by December 2012 in Karnataka.

"The procedure was temporarily suspended on Feb 12. We're waiting for new recommendations from UIDAI and also the process may restart from April. However, the whole Karnataka is going to be included in December 2012," he stated


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Aadhaar Cards issued 13.8 cr till March

The UIDAI has issued 13.80 crore Aadhaar cards till March 7, Minister of State for Planning Ashwani Kumar has said. "As plenty of as 13.80 crore Aadhaar have been issued as on March 7, 2012, against 19.29 (crore) resident knowledge packets received at the Central Identities Knowledge Repository," Kumar said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. Till February, the expenditure incurred for UIDAI roll out stood at Rs 773.24 crore. Kumar said the government has approved cost estimates of Rs 8,962 crore for phases I, II and III of the process for the period up to March, 2017. They said the Standing Committee on Finance in its document on the National Identification Authority Bill, 2010, has said that Aadhaar numbers be given to every resident and there ought to not be any restriction. "Enrolment of residents is carried out by registrars who collect biometric and demographic knowledge through enrolment agencies. The UIDAI has been giving assistance to Registrars at the rate of Rs 50 per successful aadhaar generation," Kumar said. The Aadhaar process aims to provide each citizen with a 12-digit unique number to make positive, among other things, that the funds apportioned by the Centre for various schemes directly reach the beneficiaries.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

UIDAI Bill In Monsoon Session

The government will introduce a bill in the coursework of the Monsoon Session of Parliament to give legislative powers to the Matchless Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to facilitate its work relating to collection of biometric information of residents.

We will bring it (UIDAI Bill) in the next Monsoon Session of Parliament in lieu of the forthcoming Budget Session Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia told PTI. The Commission, which is providing administrative support to the Authority, has been asked to draft the Bill that would provide legal sanctity to the UIDAI. The authority is currently working under an executive order.

In the Budget Session, there's other things, that must be completed. It is not a massive decision. They have lots of things to do like annual Plan discussions (with states). They don't need to be pressurised (with plenty of engagements), he said.
Earlier the bill for providing legislative powers to the authority for collection of biometric knowledge and issuing matchless identification numbers to all residents, was put off by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance headed by former finance minster Yashwant Sinha in December.
The bill was rejected by the Parliamentary panel in view of lack of proper groundwork, unjustified cost, and instance failure of such exercises in other countries.
While the Home Ministry had raised doubts over the authenticity of knowledge collected by UIDAI, the Planning Commission pitched for the project arguing that it was necessary for inclusive development.
The UIDAI has recently wriggled out of a row, that continued for a year between Planning Commission and Home Ministry.

UIDAI Bill In Monsoon Session

The government will introduce a bill in the coursework of the Monsoon Session of Parliament to give legislative powers to the Matchless Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to facilitate its work relating to collection of biometric information of residents.
We will bring it (UIDAI Bill) in the next Monsoon Session of Parliament in lieu of the forthcoming Budget Session Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia told PTI. The Commission, which is providing administrative support to the Authority, has been asked to draft the Bill that would provide legal sanctity to the UIDAI. The authority is currently working under an executive order.
In the Budget Session, there's other things, that must be completed. It is not a massive decision. They have lots of things to do like annual Plan discussions (with states). They don't need to be pressurised (with plenty of engagements), he said.
Earlier the bill for providing legislative powers to the authority for collection of biometric knowledge and issuing matchless identification numbers to all residents, was put off by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance headed by former finance minster Yashwant Sinha in December.
The bill was rejected by the Parliamentary panel in view of lack of proper groundwork, unjustified cost, and instance failure of such exercises in other countries.
While the Home Ministry had raised doubts over the authenticity of knowledge collected by UIDAI, the Planning Commission pitched for the project arguing that it was necessary for inclusive development.
The UIDAI has recently wriggled out of a row, that continued for a year between Planning Commission and Home Ministry.

UIDAI Bill In Monsoon Session


The government will introduce a bill in the coursework of the Monsoon Session of Parliament to give legislative powers to the Matchless Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to facilitate its work relating to collection of biometric information of residents.
We will bring it (UIDAI Bill) in the next Monsoon Session of Parliament in lieu of the forthcoming Budget Session Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia told PTI. The Commission, which is providing administrative support to the Authority, has been asked to draft the Bill that would provide legal sanctity to the UIDAI. The authority is currently working under an executive order.



In the Budget Session, there's other things, that must be completed. It is not a massive decision. They have lots of things to do like annual Plan discussions (with states). They don't need to be pressurised (with plenty of engagements), he said.
Earlier the bill for providing legislative powers to the authority for collection of biometric knowledge and issuing matchless identification numbers to all residents, was put off by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance headed by former finance minster Yashwant Sinha in December.


The bill was rejected by the Parliamentary panel in view of lack of proper groundwork, unjustified cost, and instance failure of such exercises in other countries.


While the Home Ministry had raised doubts over the authenticity of knowledge collected by UIDAI, the Planning Commission pitched for the project arguing that it was necessary for inclusive development.


The UIDAI has recently wriggled out of a row, that continued for a year between Planning Commission and Home Ministry.