1.90 cr Aadhaar numbers generated so far: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 15:26

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said about
1.90 crore Unique Identification Numbers (UID) or `Aadhaar`
involving country`s citizens have been generated as on July
31, 2011.

"As many as 1.90 crore Aadhaar numbers have been
generated so far," Minister of State for Planning, Ashwini
Kumar said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

Collection of biometric and demographic details of
citizens for preparation of Aadhaar is undertaken by the
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

The authority (UIDAI) plans to cover 600 million
residents by March, 2014, Kumar added.

Enrolments of residents are conducted by the Registrar
of UIDAI, and the work is undertaken by central and state
agencies and public sector banks and financial institutions,
he said.

The minister said enrolments are taking place in most of
the states.

In reply to another question, Kumar said Ministry of
Finance had constituted a task force under the Chairmanship of
Nandan Nilkeni to recommend and implement a methodology for
direct cash transfer of subsidies on Kerosene, LPG and
Fertiliser.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 15:26

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