Aadhaar - Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) project
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) project was conceived by Planning Commission of Government of India, which would http://uidai.gov.in/ provide identification for each resident across the country, which could be used primarily for identification and fool proof delivery of the social security welfare measure services to the intended beneficiaries. Besides this would also act as an effective tool for monitoring the various welfare schemes of the Government of India. Ultimately this will become the Aadhaar for all the service providers in the country, including serving as sufficient proof for opening of bank accounts or is it more than the Social Security Number in the US. Besides being the largest biometric database in the world, it is full identity and not merely a number. This identity could also be used as identification to all service providers in the country.
The Maharashtra Government has decided to use the Center's Unique Identity Cards scheme and would use the same data such as photo of a person, finger prints and iris image for issue of biometric cards for about 25 million ration Cardholders in the State including the BPL ration card holders. The Government will collect the date from November 1 and complete the process by February next year Such ready made data would be handy for preparation of such biometric cards Further Maharashtra State Government has received Rs 10 billion as financial assistance from the Center for this exercise.
The UIDAI exercise will help the Governments both at the Center and States and is also beneficial to the common man for unique identification or Adhara as the scheme is more commonly known as. Ultimately the social securities and other welfare measures should reach the persons to whom it is intended for and there is no better way than UIDAI.
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