12 Facts to know about UID Project in India for Citizens

  1. The Indian UID (Unique Identification for Citizens) project is named Aadhaar
  2. It involves giving each Indian a 16 digit unique ID
  3. The Government authority involved is Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)
  4. Aadhar project, apart from scanning fingerprints will also scan your iris, as part of biometric data collection
  5. Aadhar Logo - Halo of the Sun on the imprint of a thumb
  6. First phase of UID will be launched in Feb of 2011
  7. First Phase will cover Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Bihar
  8. 19 bids have been received in response to UIDAI’s tender floated to engage in Application Software Development, Maintenance & Support. Some of the bidders are TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL and IBM
  9. The UIDAI will collect fingerprints of all 10 fingers.
  10. Adhaar project will give 600 million numbers to citizens in the next four years.
  11. BPL families enrolling in the project will receive Rs 100 along with their UID numbers in a new bank account to ensure their financial inclusion.
  12. The logo design was chosen from over 2,000 entries and Atul Sudhakarrao Pande is the brain behind the adopted design


CSP said…
May be you should also talk about some of the controversies involved with UID such as Privacy infringement.