UIDAI stands for Unique Identification Authority of India and is responsible for maintenance of India’s foremost identity marking scheme – The Aadhaar. Before the establishment of UIDAI as the authority for Aadhar, it used to be a subsidiary of Planning Commission which was later renamed as the NITI AYOG. Here is everything you need to know about UIDAI.
Information about UIDAI
- UIDAI was formed under the act – Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 (“Aadhaar Act 2016”) on 12 July 2016 by the Government of India.
- The primary motive about UIDAI is to issue UID to every citizen of which acts as the single identification number required for all public account creation.
- It also maintains the security of UID and prevents attempts of duplicate in Aadhar Card generation and distribution.
- Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016
- Notification regarding establishment of UIDAI as Authority – 12 July 2016
- Notification regarding enforcing relevant Sections of the Aadhaar Act 2016 – 12 July 2016
- Notification regarding Terms and Conditions of Service of Chairperson and Members – 12 July 2016
|Ministry||Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, India|
|Key people||Nandan Nilekani,
Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey CEO, UIDAI
|Launched||28 January 2009|
|Budget||₹82.772 billion (US$1.3 billion) (up-to Nov 2016)|
|Status||1.133 billion as of 31 March 2017|