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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. It also maintains the security of UID and prevents attempts of duplicate in Aadhar Card generation and distribution.
Country India
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