AP to be Unique ID flagship
Nandan M. Nilekani, chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India, said Andhra Pradesh would be the flagship state in implementing the UID project. He met the Chief Minister, K. Rosaiah, on Wednesday and discussed the project. He also held a review meeting with the state officials on integration of the state’s database with the proposed UID data.
Nilekani said the Technology initiatives in Andhra Pradesh would become the model for other states to implement and the state had been using the “iris technology” to provide ration cards to five crore people and has a huge database of old age pensions..
The UID authority has decided to set up a regional office in Hyderabad which will cater to Andhra Pradesh and Orissa.
The Centre and states had been spending huge amounts for public services and the UID would help improve delivery mechanisms and prevent misuse.