Mumbai: The Maharashtra Government today said
it would start collecting data for the Centre`s ambitious
Unique Identification Cards (UID) system from November 1.
"We have decided to start registering people for UID
system from November 1," Chief Minister Ashok Chavan told
The process would go on till February under which 13
different identities of the person like finger prints and
information of the family would be collected, he said.
"The Revenue Department has been appointed as a nodal
agency for the entire process and Principal Secretary of
Information Technology A B Pandey would be the main officer
for the project," Chavan said.
In order to encourage people for registering for the UID,
Pandey said the government would give Rs 100 to each member
from BPL families.
The UID project aims at providing a unique 10-digit
identification number to all Indians.