Saturday, September 3, 2011

Banks & UIDAI To Arrange 14 lakh Micro ATMs

MUMBAI: The unique identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is working with the Association of Banks in India to create a network of 14 lakh micro ATMs across the country. While banks are authorized the transaction, the authentication is UIDAI by association with its biometric database.

The UIDAI is also considering giving unbanked citizens the option to receive a prepaid payment card issued by banks that can be used to channel payments to government plans, including the National Law on Rural Employment Guarantee . "The plan is to have at least two micro-ATMs in every village, which means you have to be at least 14 lakh from them," said AP Singh, Director General, UIDAI, speaking at an International Forum Prepaid case Thursday. He said each owner UIDAI is currently the option of opening a bank account. "We intend to give them the additional option of receiving a payment card that can be used for electronic transactions," he said.



Source : Timesofindia

Aadhaar cards for all by March 2012: CM (Banglore)

BANGALORE: Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda is confident that the city will get Unique Identity Card for all by March 2012.
After launching registration for the distribution of ‘Aadhaar’ cards on Wednesday at Yavanika on Nrupatunga Road, he encouraged the public to enrol themselves to ensure 100 per cent participation in the state. He said that in Tumkur and Mysore districts, 95 per cent enrolment has been recorded while enrolment in another 13 districts in Karnataka has just begun. 
Enrolment will start in the remaining districts of Karnataka by August 31. “We need the public’s co-operation to make it a complete success,” he urged.
Gowda further said that by March 2012, they expect to reach at least 95 per cent in in the city soon.
There are more than 1,000 centres in Bangalore which will function 24 hours a day and the public should make utilise of it, he said.
MLA Dinesh Gundu Rao, e-governance secretary M N Vidhyashankar, Mayor Sharadamma, Deputy Mayor Harish Kumar, Youth and sports service secretary Perumal and others were present during the event. 



Source : IBN LIVE