Centre not considering any proposal to junk Aadhaar project

Government is not considering any proposal to discontinue the Aadhaar project under which biometrics details of residents are collected to generate unique identification number, Parliament was informed Friday.

Left MP urges Modi to `scrap` Aadhaar, says US collecting biometric data of Indians

A Left MP on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "scrap" the Aadhaar project launched by the UPA government in the wake of reports that US security agency NSA was allegedly "collecting the biometric data of Indian citizens".

Kerala Left opposition walks out over LPG issue

Left opposition walked out of Kerala assembly on first day of session, dissatisfied with government`s reply on steps taken to give more time to people to link their Aadhaar number to a bank account.

UIDAI has issued 51 crore Aadhar numbers

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Thursday said it has issued 51 crore Aadhaar numbers and is in the process of completing its mandate of covering 60 crore people by the end of the current fiscal.

Don`t make Aadhaar card compulsory: CPI(M)

The CPI(M) has asked the Centre to withdraw its decision to make Aadhaar cards compulsory for providing various benefits like cooking gas subsidy to people.

Aadhaar can help in creating national health record system

Aadhaar card could serve as a platform for innovations in health sector by facilitating to create a national portable health record system that can help monitoring epidemics and drug efficacy, UIADI chairman Nandan Nilekani said on Friday.

Fresh petition in Supreme Court on Aadhaar

The Supreme Court decided to examine a fresh petition making Aadhaar card as proof of identity and address for opening bank accounts and enrolment as a voter.

Aadhaar example of using technology to leapfrog: Nilekani

Aadhaar project is an example of using modern technology to leapfrog for future development and transformation of a country, UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani has said.

Considering all my options: Nandan Nilekani on joining politics

Amid reports that he may join politics, UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani on Monday said he was considering all options post-Aadhaar.

Cabinet approves bill to give statutory status to UIDAI

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the National Identification Authority of India Bill that will give statutory status to the UIDAI.

Norms for seeking Annashree scheme eased in Delhi

Poor people seeking benefit under the Annashree scheme of Delhi government will now be able to get income certificate from MLAs and MPs or can submit an affidavit about their earning under liberalized norms for availing the benefit.

Bill in Winter Session to give legal status to Aadhaar: Government

The government will push for passage of a long-pending bill to provide statutory status to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in the winter session of Parliament.

‘Aadhaar not mandatory to avail govt services’

Aadhaar card is not a must for availing services like opening bank accounts, admission in school and obtaining passport.

Kerala leading India in Aadhaar enrolment: Official

Kerala, which leads the country in numerous social indices, is also on top as far as the Aadhaar enrolment is concerned, said an official.

UIDAI aims to cover 60-crore citizens under `Aadhaar`

Noting that Aadhaar was an "irreversible process", Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Chairman Nandan Nilekani on Friday said they have targeted to enroll 60 crore people by 2014.

UIDAI launches online identity authentication services

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Friday launched three Aadhaar-Enabled services to help citizens authenticate their identity online and announced opening of 300 more permanent enrolment centres.

`Govt targets to enrol 60 cr people by 2014-end under Aadhaar`

The government has the target to enrol about 60 crore people by the end of 2014 under the (UIDAI) enabled Aadhaar cards.

March 31 deadline for Aadhaar issuance in Delhi

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday set a deadline of March 31 for completing issuance of Aadhaar number to people in the city so that all major welfare schemes could be linked to it soon.

Include Aadhaar in degrees, birth certificates: Sheila Dikshit

The Chief Minister announced here that Delhi would achieve 95 percent Aadhaar enrolment by Feb 2013.

`Cash transfer only in those districts where readiness fool proof`

The government`s ambitious direct cash transfer scheme would be rolled out only in those districts where preparations are fool-proof, a Finance Ministry official said here on Monday.