Sunday, October 14, 2012

Aadhaar Card Smart Card

India's population is growing rapidly and therefore this call for improved service delivery methods that suit their different needs. The large population is characterized by migration of individuals to different parts of the country. The introduction of aadhaar card smart card has enabled the availability of these services to Indian citizens.

The use of aadhaar card smart card has made possible easy payment of wages to different casual works. The workers can easily access their money by withdrawing the amounts from different banks in the country. This saves time and it is less costly because one doesn't travel for long distances to access cash. Aadhaar card smart card enhances biometric identification where only owners can access their information. This improves confidentiality of users.

Generally, this card is a smart way to go about daily financial routines while promoting confidentiality. Modern age ills have no room in the society with it.

Vodafone have access to the Aadhaar Database

The identity of a customer is a big task for most service providers which includes Bank Sectors. Vodafone’s ASA model is designed such that to issue a new SIM card, only the 12 digit Aadhar number and fingerprints would be required, as opposed a bunch of documents that have to be authenticated. This model is basically a pilot which would run for 15 days at two of Vodafone centres, in Vijaywada and Hyderabad, with an objective of issuing 3000 SIM Cards. If it works out, all other outlets of Vodafone can use the same to ensure the consumers an easier process to get a phone connection.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Crime Records with Aadhaar Card

Crime records have been planned for linking crime with the Aadhar unique identity project according to the Union home ministry. This is due to its previous hostile in India. A manager of this project announced that there will be a central at a base for all criminal issues and records being recorded in India. The main aim is linking crime issues with UID.

The produced development basically indicates a u-turn at the P Chidambaram-headed approach by the ministry regarding provision of unique photo identity to each and every resident.

This method of tracking criminal was newly established in 2009, and due to advancement of the crime record bureaus.

Aadhar counts, just after they ensure thatthey have reached the greatest coverage point. This may be used as a piece of information when one gets him/ herself in a police stations.

This great improvement signifies that the skepticism of any government department towards the UID project is coming to an end. There is hypocrisy and mistrust as some support while others do not comply. Others also reveal the secret to the outside foes and wrong persons, who have negative feelings for the crime records with Aadhaar Card.

For instance, the ministry for rural development is making effort to provide a list of UID numbers in the job cards.

Them ministry concerned with home affairs, transferred so as to join and support UID with records related to crimes records. This however tries to rise a bit of concern over irresponsible monitoring and surveillance which is done by the government just as the data projection and boostement great ability of the government in conjunction with the UIDAI.

The official concerned with the project officially said that crime-tracking system is going to be governed by only the reasonable security procedures and practices of proper sensitive and personal data and information rules back in 2011 just as it was outlined under the one and only Information and Technology Act.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

50 Percent People Get Aadhaar cards In HYD



A behemothic 2.7 crore bodies registered for Aadhaar cards, but hardly bisected of them accept accustomed the cards in the aboriginal appearance of the activity amid January 2011-2012 in the state. Now, the government wants to activate the action all over again for those who accept not accustomed the cards.
The applicants who accept enrolled for Aadhaar or UID cards but did not accept them, accept to annals again because abounding of the beforehand registrations were bungled up by the operators/supervisors, who were mostly amateur staff, at the Aadhaar allotment centres. This means, they would accept to go through addition annular of affliction - continued delay in queues at Aadhaar centres and again a continued action of enrolment for anniversary family member.
Recently, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has revised its strategies for Aadhaar agenda enrolment for the additional appearance afterward the aboriginal appearance fiasco. “The UIDAI has asked the accompaniment government to alpha the additional appearance anon with the new strategies,” civilian food administration administrator KRBHN Chakravarthy said.
“We will alpha the additional appearance of Aadhaar agenda enrolment in all districts in the accompaniment from the end of May at the authorised centres of the civilian food administration (CSD). The administration may not accord the arrangement to clandestine firms this time,” he said. As per the new norms, operators or admiral for enrolment centres accept to booty training from the civilian food administration and bright a UIDAI analysis afore they are recruited.


Friday, May 4, 2012

Why People Need Aadhaar Card ?


The Aadhaar card is meant to provide identity to its holder. It does not guarantee any entitlements or benefits. Basically, it is linked to a person's bio metric or demographic information.

The Aadhaar card is a scheme designed to benefit the poor people of India. It is meant to improve service delivery to the poor. Basically most of the poor in India do not have proper identification papers. This means that the Aadhaar card will be their first form of authentication that these people will have access to. 
It will also help to solve the problem of illegal immigration to India. 

India has databases that are full of fraud information or duplicate entries. This is done in order to provide benefits to certain people. The Government wants that this wrong information should not be used for making the database for this card. Hence, the Government has to make a fresh database in order to gather this information. Hence, the Aadhaar card will help to solve the problem of corruption in India. There are many problems being faced while compiling this database.

The main problem is that most of the poor people in India do not have any kind of papers that would be able to verify their demographic as well as biometric information. 

In addition, India has a large mass of uneducated population. They are not able to understand the importance of Aadhaar card and tend to withhold information. 

Many people can spell their name in their regional language only. India being such a diverse country, the Aadhaar software will not be able to record all the names in their local language. And names tend to take a totally different spelling and meaning when recorded in another language that is not native. Besides, people are doubtful of this card being able to reach those who are in remote areas.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

AP govt to acquaint multipurpose a smart cards

Government of Andhra Pradesh is introducing multipurpose Aadhar-based acute cards to the beneficiaries (citizens) for availing of allowances beneath altered abundance schemes. Accompaniment Information and Communications Technology Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah told newsmen actuality today that fingerprint-based POS (point-of-sale) terminals would be set up at all abundance departments’ account centers, Accompaniment Road Transport depots, Department for Pensions, Commercial Tax and added departments. A smart cards issued to the beneficiaries would be inter-operable beyond all POS machines (different makes & models) and the agenda could be acclimated for multi-purposes beyond all departments for assorted casework in the state, the Minister said. The acute agenda appearance would be continued to abutment cyberbanking affairs also, he added. The Government of India has appear a ancient added axial abetment of Rs 12.03 crore for the accomplishing of the activity while the accompaniment government would buck the antithesis Rs 28 crore. Lakshmaiah said the Union Department of Information Technology has accorded administering approval for the accomplishing of e-District activity beneath the National e-Governance Activity (NeGP) at a amount of Rs 61.43 crore. A sum of Rs 3.50 crore was already appear to the accompaniment government. e-District is one of the 27 mission approach projects beneath the NeGP aimed at cyberbanking commitment of articular high-volume citizen-centric services, at commune and sub-district level. Initially 28 casework would be delivered beneath e-District while addition 200 would be added in the consecutive phases, the IT Minister said.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Probing Several Cases Of Abusage Of Claimed Data : Aadhaar


The Different Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is acid several complaints of abusage of claimed abstracts and duplication of cards while arising ‘Aadhaar’ numbers to individuals.


“UIDAI has accustomed six complaints apropos errors or complaints apropos use of abode documents. Four were accustomed on UIDAI helpline on May 7, 13, 23, 2011 and March 9, 2012 and two by e-mails on February 27, 2012 and August 10, 2011. The complaints were forwarded to corresponding authorities,” it said in acknowledgment to an RTI query.


Out of these, four were beatific to anxious authorities in Delhi and one anniversary to registrars in Maharashtra and Karnataka.


It said that UIDAI had additionally accustomed “one complaint of declared duplication of Aadhaar card. Since it is accompanying to some added residents, it cannot be shared’’.


The complaints adduce the achievability of vulnerability in accumulating of alone abstracts for the programme.


UIDAI said it had affected advice aegis action and added guidelines to ensure assurance of alone abstracts actuality calm in the anatomy of aegis handbook.


The guidelines were affected for affidavit of user agencies, abstracts centre account providers, logistic account providers, registrars, UIDAI advisers and for enrolment agencies.


It has, however, accustomed “nil complaints of affected Aadhaar numbers or cards’’.


UIDAI is allowable to affair every aborigine a 12-digit different identification cardinal affiliated to the resident’s demographic and biometric information, which they can use to analyze themselves anywhere in India, and to admission a host of allowances and services.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

National Payment Corporation of India and UIDAI


Five Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) beyond the country forth with their sponsor banks and Technology Service Provider (TSP) interacted during the annex to get ability on the systems complex in accouterment Aadhar enabled payments application the Unique Identification Number provided by UIDAI.

This pilot activity is actuality implemented in bristles States initially. Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Jharkhand are the States area the activity is alive at present.

The annex was inaugurated by Executive Director of NABARD V Ramakrishna Rao. He bidding his abounding abutment to AEPS programme and encouraged the accommodating banks to use the belvedere to body a bright alley map for accepting hundred per cent integration.

Speaking on the break Chief General Manager, DIT NABARD Neeraj Kumar said, “Indian Government has ordered cyberbanking admittance and RBI is demography the appropriate steps. The affairs of farmers are baby and the bulk appropriate for activity to the coffer is more. Demography a annex in rural areas requires time and investment. So business correspondents will appointment rural areas with micro ATM machines and accomplish cyberbanking easier for farmers.”

“Nearly bisected of rural India does not accept cyberbanking facilities, alike afterwards years of amusing cyberbanking and now banks charge to opt for beginning solutions like AEPS,” said Niraj Kumar Gupta, CGM Cyberbanking Admittance Department of NABARD. He additionally hoped that Kisan Credit Card will anon be issued as acute cards to acquiesce farmers to accept from a host of cyberbanking services. The beyond cold of the annex is to accept a association in which poor accept as abundant admission to cyberbanking articles and as abounding cyberbanking articles as the burghal India.

The participants of the annex will additionally undertake a acreage akin appointment to Ratu block area UIDAI and Coffer of India accept provided Aadhar enabled cyberbanking casework to the poor.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Aadhaar cards ability 15 lakh citizens

Residents of the accompaniment basic accept assuredly started accepting their Unique Identification (UID) cards alike as the action to enrol names of new recipients has been abeyant for the time being.


Over 15 lakh association in the state, including four lakh in Patna, accept so far accustomed the cards, afterwards a delay of about eight months back they enrolled their names for the character proof. Till February 15, about 30 lakh had enrolled their names.


Though sources in the General Post Office (GPO), Patna, said the cards were actuality accomplished from December aftermost year, best association in the accompaniment basic said they accustomed the cards in the accomplished fortnight.


“I had activated for the agenda at the Mauryalok annex of IDBI in December 2011. The agenda was delivered at my home aftermost week. The UID card, I think, is bigger than all added identification cards like Permanent Account Cardinal (PAN) agenda and authorization because it can be acclimated as a affidavit for all types of identification requirements. It is a complete package,” said Apurv Sidharth, a citizen of Boring Canal Road and an architect with Merchant Navy.


UID — a 12-digit alone identification cardinal — is a much-anticipated arrangement aimed at accouterment an alone with a accepted identity. The agenda can be utilised for over 600 casework in the country. The agenda is abundant in appeal amid those gluttonous allowances of amusing abundance schemes such as Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA). The Unique Character Authority of India (UIDAI) has, however, abeyant enrolment for Aadhaar, the pet name for the project, beyond the country because of the huge excess in commitment of UID cards.


“The ambition to enrol 20 crore bodies by March 31, 2012, in the aboriginal appearance of the UID activity beyond the country was met by the end of January. But it was begin that cards were delivered to alone eight crore applicants. As a result, the Union government issued a notification to abutting all enrolment centres beyond the country from February 15 till added notification. This was done to bright the commitment excess afore the alpha of the additional appearance of enrolment,” Anil Kumar, director, business development (technology and marketing), GPO Patna, told The Telegraph on Thursday.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Enrolments for Aadhaar Card in Phase-II start this month


The UIDAI is all set to begin its second phase of enrolments for Aadhaar for 40 crore residents in April 2012. A National Level Workshop for Ecosystem partners including Registrars, Enrolment Agencies and other partners were launched at Vigyan Bhavan. 
 
Enrolment for Aadhaar is expected to begin gradually across the country and UIDAI hopes to cover 40 crore residents in the coming 2 years with the active support and involvement of its eco-system partners. The Cabinet Committee on UIDAI had approved the continuation of Aadhaar enrolments by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) through multiple Registrars for an additional 40 crore residents in January, this year. 
 
 
On this occasion Chairman, UIDAI, Shri Nandan Nilekani encouraged and asked the eco-system partners to actively participate in the next phase of Aadhaar enrolment, in line with the refresh strategy. The DG & MD, UIDAI, Shri RS Sharma highlighted some of the key lessons of the first phase of Aadhaar enrolment and showed the path for the next phase. The workshop was organised to take stock of various aspects of enrolments of Phase I (20 crore residents) and share with the Registrars and other partners, the "refresh strategy" before embarking on the second phase of enrolments. 
 
Some of the highlights of the ‘Refresh Strategy’ that were discussed during the workshop were-continuation of enrolment through multi-registrars, sweep approach to cover maximum number of residents of district,state, review of master data for pin code validation, amongst others, identification and training of verifiers,introducers by Registrars, on-line appointments for enrolments, setting up of Permanent enrolment stations at district,Taluk level in states/UTs that have covered majority of their population, development of enrolment plans by Registrars and Enrolment Agencies etc. 

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.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

UIDAI VS NPR

Finally, the icy war between Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), under the Planning Commission and the home ministry National Population Register (NPR), has been put to an finish.

 The Cabinet committee has allowed UIDAI to over out the enumeration process of 400 million more residents in 16 states and Union territories (UTs), in addition to the 200 million already recommended by the expenditure finance committee. In the remaining 12 states and three UTs, having about 600 million residents, the NPR will complete the biometric enumeration and enrollment. The enrolment will be completed by June 2013.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

UIDAI focus on casework and applications (LPG)


Having enrolled 200 million Indian citizens for Aadhaar, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is now taking the initial steps to the services route.

UIDAI chairperson Nandan Nilekani said that they have started two pilots that will allow the oil industry to bring in transparency in LPG transfer and the use of Aadhaar for getting mobile connectivity.


UIDAI is active a pilot in Mysore application the Aadhaar belvedere for giving LPG butt access in the region. One could get a LPG connection, through the use of his/her Aadhaar number.
In Hyderabad soon, the Aadhaar would be acclimated in a pilot activity for verifications of bodies for gettimg a adaptable SIM cards. From February 7 onwards, Aadhaar had amorphous its account commitment function. Jharkhand was the aboriginal accompaniment to appear beneath the abuttals of these services. UIDAI forth with the Ministry of Rural Development has started the use of acquittal apparatus with the Aadhaar cardinal of the workers. UIDAI is additionally active a pilot with banks for aperture up accounts.

Our abutting big about-face is appear applications that will account the accepted man. We accept a account of empanelled IT firms and consultants for the same. Our authorization is to advance accessible governance," said Nilekani to media-persons on the sidelines of the NASSCOM India Leadership forum.

He additionally added that UIDAI has auspiciously completed its authorization of rolling out Aadhaar to 200 actor people. "We accept been allowable by the Cabinet to cycle out Aadhaar's for addition 400 million. By 2014 we would accept enrolled 600 million bodies with Aadhaars," he said.



IRCTC ACCEPTED SMS TICKET

IRCTC aka The Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Association Limited has taken a footfall advanced to accomplish the Indian Rail’s ‘Go Green’ dream appear true. The association is rapidly demography accomplish to accompany the abundant accessible change to the railway travelers in India by alteration the arrangement that’s in abode back the birth of railways in India. Until now, every commuter had to backpack a book archetype of the e-ticket appointed online forth with the ID proof. IRCTC would alike bear the printouts of the tickets to your doorsteps if you appointed the tickets in advance. But the latest development will change all of that. According to the latest absolution on Press Information Bureau, an SMS beatific by IRCTC official website will serve as a accurate ticket! You no best accept to anguish about apathy tickets at home.

Planning to use this ability should accomplish abiding that the SMS beatific by IRCTC contains: PNR, Train Number, Date of Journey, Class, Name & Cardinal of Passengers, Coach & Seat Cardinal and Fare paid. If the SMS is clumsy to accomodate the names of cartage again it will accept the cardinal of cartage traveling. The affidavit of character could be annihilation among: Passport, AADHAR CARD, Voter Photo ID, PAN card, Driving License, Photo ID Agenda with Serial Cardinal issued by central or state government, college or school ID card, nationalized coffer provided passbook with photo, acclaim agenda with photograph etc.

Monday, January 30, 2012

UIDAI or Aadhaar Project Depends On 2000 Sq.Ft. Secure Information Middle In Bangaluru

The UIDAI aka Matchless Identification Authority Of India is an Indian Government initiative that runs a ambitious project named Aadhaar. The project aims to provide matchless identification number comprising of 12 digits to all the citizens of India. This number will serve as a recognized proof of identity & address pan India. The project has received lot of criticism but continues to sail smoothly under the able leadership of former CEO of Indian IT Services Giant Infosys Mr. Nandan Nilekani. Indian Express got some information about the Information Middle that being used for this ambitious project.
Maintaining the information middle is going to be a gigantic challenge for the UIDAI authorities. They can never never have an excuse for downtime or errors because t directly or indirectly affect 180 million citizens (and growing!) who registered for Aadhar Card so far.
What makes that UIDAI information middle fascinating? Well it home to the world largest bio-metric identification technique. Aadhaar chief Nilekani says that the datacenter is located somewhere in Whitefield suburbs. IE reports that this 2000 sqft. datacenter is located inside a nondescript building somewhere in East Bangalore. It stacks hundreds of servers racks and the entire area is physically & digitally secured. The building is without a sign & no visitors are allowed within the facility.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Is India willing to think that technology-led solutions can enhance governance & transparency in the country? Ought to nice be given away for the sake of perfection?


To reach masses, reduce the digital divide & have inclusive growth, development initiatives like UID are a game changer. The current debate around UID project-relevance, know-how, security & privacy, duplication of work, costs-indicate that the owner makers are having second thoughts. After years & 100 million registrations, they ought to not be doubting fundamentals of the project, but focus on addressing issues & finding solutions. Open ended review processes delay successful execution of any dream project. 

The UID project in all its details went through interministerial scrutiny & was cleared by the Cabinet. It was supported by states, irrespective of political affiliations. If the concerns are on project costs, then the one-time cost of implementation of this project would be a fraction of the funds lost through leakages in our social schemes, apart from the multifold improvement in efficacy. It will be leveraged by the Centre, state & local governments as well as the private sector. They must not forget the mandate of UID is of a developmental project & ought to not be burdened with issues of security, terrorism, illegal immigration etc.

UID is the only project in the world that leverages multimodal biometrics combining fingerprint & iris with the accuracy levels of 99.9%. Is there a better way of providing identity of the last man & woman in an Indian village who cannot even spell their names? For its high degree of accuracy, among others, biometrics are also being used by the US Immigration authorities for authentication. 

There can be privacy & security concerns associated in dealing with citizen's information that may get interlinked. UIDAI stores biometrics, it is only for authentication & personal information cannot be accessed. Banks, PDS, immigration & income tax can embed the Aadhar but each will manage & control its own information. The probability of all agencies colluding to profile citizen is  negligible. Moreover, a privacy bill is being drafted to make positive legal enforcement. 

Concerns on duplication of efforts, inter-ministerial collaboration, the role of state governments & the Centre, use of multiple private agencies, delays etc may be valid concerns, but are operational in nature & can be resolved. They must think this is the right initiative for India & risks of not doing higher. A project of this magnitude will have naysayers, fence-sitters, vested interest & those uncomfortable with alter. There's even larger number who understand the chance that this provides. Do most revolutions get caught in a political crossfire? Can they step aside & make way for national interest? They cannot make it another progressive project lost in the din? Let us put our convictions together to resolve the issue & put UID back on rapid track.
Source:TOI

Friday, January 13, 2012

Government might have put FDI in multi-brand retail owner in ice storage but it is the first thing that the farmers have sought in the upcoming Budget.


Unlike past years, farmers demands charter reads different this year thinking about the Government doesn't have money now and for the next few years due to economic slowdown, policyowner paralysis, and mega projects like MGNREGA and National Food Security Bill (NFSB). While NFSB will need `6 lakh crore over the next three years, MGNREGA will need `60,000 crore every year.


In a budgetary consultation on agriculture with the Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Consortium of Indian Farmers Association (CIFA) a of the largest consortiums of farmers in the country  listed it as the first demand.
why they sought liberalisation, policies and reforms in this year Budget,said Chengal Reddy, Secretary General of CIFA.

The consortium said that the Government ought to approve FDI in multi-brand retail, remove restrictions on sugar levy and release, liberalise export, permit commodity trading and implement Aadhar card to enable direct money subsidy to farmers and PDS beneficiaries.

Farmers said unremunerative prices and high labour cost are the most critical issues and MGNREGA ought to be linked to agriculture. The consortium also sought priority lending status for dairy sector at interest of four percent to check increase in milk cost.

Aadhar, which has the potential check misuse of subsidies, is in a limbo after rejection from the standing committee on finance. Farmers require Aadhar project to go on as this will cease pilferage of fertilizer, kerosene, PDS and other subsidies.

Reddy said that Mukherjee, who was accompanied by Agriculture Secretary PK Basu and Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices chairman Ashok Gulati, told the delegation of farmers the budget would concentrate on increasing agri production (to fulfill NFSM grain requirement), reducing production variations (to check steep inflation) and reforms.

Source:dailypioneer

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Scrap Nandan Nilekani Aadhar Project


Describing the action of advancing advantageous Aadhar character cards as illegal, a PIL filed in the Madras High Court has approved to atom the project, adage claimed and biometric capacity of citizens are actuality calm after the permission of Parliament.

When the address filed by S Raju of Vriddhachalam in Cuddalore commune came up for acceptance today, the aboriginal bank absolute Chief Justice M Y Eqbal and Justice K B K Vasuki beneath to break activity of the Unique Character Authority of India (UIDAI) but issued apprehension to the Centre, Tamil Nadu government and UIDAI.


When the abode was taken up, Raju's admonition N G R Prasad submitted that the UIDAI, constituted through an controlling order, had no admiral to abridge claimed capacity of bodies for Aadhar cards. Headed by co-chairman of Infosys Nandan Nilekani, UIDAI has so far spent Rs 673 crore amid January 2009 and Nov 2011, while estimated amount for 2011-2012 would be Rs 1,500 crore.

The admonition acicular out that back an attack was afresh fabricated to acquaint a Bill in Parliament, the Standing Board on Finance discussed and alone it on assorted grounds. "One of the capital area aloft by the board is that the Aadhar activity is a blackmail to civic aegis and abusage of abstracts of residents," he claimed.

Without any approved antecedent for its existence, UIDAI has been entering into MoUs accompaniment governments, axial government organisations and clandestine entities to assassinate the project, it said, abacus bodies are actuality asked to accommodate capacity like name, age, address, afar from scanned images of fingerprints and iris.

"It is cogent to accompaniment that in the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of Civic Identity Cards) Rules 2003, there is no acknowledgment of accession biometric abstracts from the residents."

Prasad acclaimed that accumulating of such capacity after any permission from any approved ascendancy or Parliament is actionable and that it amounted to austere contravention of the built-in rights of citizens.

Prasad bidding apprehensions over the Centre's claims that the capacity are actuality aggregate for the purpose of aegis and accepting abundance schemes and arguable that the achievability of abusage of claimed capacity was actual high. "If the activity is aimed at distributing abundance schemes, how appear assets and bloom accompanying capacity are not excluded?" he asked.

Noting that the Citizenship Rules 2003 talked alone about "visible identification mark", the PIL said the agenda is actuality fabricated binding for casework like LPG accumulation and banks. Describing it as "surveillance profiling" and "compulsory abstraction of movements" of citizens, the abode approved disbanding of the ascendancy and putting its activities on authority with actual effect.

Source :economictimes