No proposal to make Aadhaar enrollment mandatory for citizens

The government is not considering any proposal to make it mandatory for citizens to get Aadhaar card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Parliament was informed on Friday.

No person should suffer for want of Aadhaar: SC to Centre, states

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and all the states to "adhere to" its earlier order that no person should be denied any benefits or "suffer" for not having Aadhaar cards, issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

Over 76 crore Aadhaar numbers generated till mid-February

 As many as 76.83 crore Aadhaar numbers have been generated as on February 15 and about Rs 5,512.18 crore has been spent until January this year on the project, government said on Thursday.

Rising from near-death in 2014, Aadhaar eyes 100-cr milestone

It was billed as just another identity number at the start and critics were seen writing its epitaph in 2014, but Aadhaar laid a strong foundation for itself and is set to be a preferred tool for various people- focussed initiatives of the government in the new year.

10 crore Aadhaar numbers linked to bank accounts: UIDAI

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Monday said the number of Aadhaar numbers that have been linked to bank accounts has touched 10 crore, enabling these individuals to digitally receive subsidies and benefits under government schemes.

UIDAI covers one-fourth of UP, generates five crore Aadhaar numbers

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Tuesday said it has enrolled one- fourth of the Uttar Pradesh population of 19.95 crore and generated more than five crore Aadhaar numbers.

Now, Aadhaar card issued for 'Lord Hanuman'
Now, Aadhaar card issued for 'Lord Hanuman'

In what is likely to embarrass Unique Identification Development Authority of India (UIDAI) authorities, an Aadhaar card has been issued in the name of popular Hindu God Hanuman in Rajasthan. Interestingly, there are no takers for it.

PM Modi to review progress of Aadhaar on Saturday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting tomorrow to take stock of progress in Aadhaar project, which the new government will use as a tool for its various welfare schemes including the Jan Dhan Yojana.

Bio-metric attendance system at Nirman Bhawan

With the aim of ensuring punctuality, bio-metric attendance marker systems have been installed for employees of the ministries of Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation located in the Nirman Bhawan.

`Aadhaar card generated for 88% population in Punjab`

The Punjab government has generated over 2.43 crore Aadhaar cards, which is 87.95 per cent of the population of the state, an official said here on Sunday.

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.

Withdraw instruction to make Aadhaar mandatory: SC to Centre

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the central government to withdraw all its orders making Aadhar mandatory for people for availing any government services.

Nandan Nilekeni`s resignation as UIDAI chief admitted

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today accepted the resignation of UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekeni who has quit to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Bangalore South constituency on Congress ticket.

Nilekani to resign from UIDAI by March-end

UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani Friday said he will resign from his job by March-end to contest Lok Sabha election on Congress ticket.

Now, UIDAI to enroll in UP, Bihar Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand

The government on Tuesday asked the UIDAI, which issues unique identification numbers to residents, to start enrolments in four more states - Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand.

Govt likely to allow UIDAI to start enrolment in NPR states

The Government is likely to allow on Thursday UIDAI, which issues unique identification numbers to residents, to start enrolments in areas other than 18 states and union territories allocated to it for the purpose.

UIDAI rejects Aadhar card enrolment of 30 lakh in Odisha

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has rejected enrolled data of about 30 lakh people in Odisha, a senior government official said here on Saturday.

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.

CPI(M) wants repeal of tie-up between UIDAI, US firm

CPI(M) demanded immediate cancellation of a tie-up between UIDAI and US firm, financed by an arm of CIA, and suspension of the Aadhar scheme, charging the government with compromising vital data.

Nilekani hopes 60 crore Aadhar numbers would be issued by 2014

Nandan Nilekani expressed hope that the target of issuing 60 crore Aadhaar numbers would be met by 2014.