Thursday, January 21, 2010

Unique Identity Number

The process to assign a unique identity number to each Indian has been started under the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
(See for more details)

It is expected that a unique identification number (UID) that can be verified and authenticated in an online, cost-effective manner, and which is robust enough to eliminate duplicate and fake identities, will help to bring about transformation in the lives of many Indians, who struggle daily to access and rightfully use resources that are available for them. Do you agree?

Now is the time to give suggestions and inputs on how this UID Project can be designed and implemented to be people-friendly, useful and easily doable for

Some examples:
a) what are simple and effective ways to prevent misuse?
b) is biometric identification the most suitable method to adopt in India?
c) how can UID be used to benefit groups such as migrant workers, street children, etc.?
d) should the UID be integrated with other existing I/Cards such as the Pan Card, Voting Card, etc.? How?
e) have you heard of experiences of similar initiatives in other countries, companies, etc.?
f) what are the experiences of NGOs which have been working with groups of all types and sizes, and how such persons could use and benefit from a UID.

Karmayog will compile and forward all suggestions received to the UID Authority, as well as display all these on our website for others to read and respond.

Vinay -- bringing out your unique identity

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