The data is collected by the unique identification authority of india uidai a statutory authority established in january 2009 by the government of india under the jurisdiction of the ministry of. Former it secretary to the government of india j satyanarayana was on thursday appointed as the part time chairman of the unique identification authority of india uidai which runs the ambitious aadhaar project.
2 the authority will maintain a database of residents containing biometric and other data.
Who is the chairperson of the unique identification authority. The unique identification authority of india was founded in january of 2009 with nandan nilekani as the appointed chairman. He was the chairman of the unique identification authority of india uidai. Government of india goi.
Unique identification authority of india. Satyanarayana who is a retired ias officer was administered the oath by union minister for electronics and it ravi shankar prasad. 1 the authority aims to provide a unique id number to all indians but not smart cards.
After the exit of vishal sikka nilekani was appointed as non executive chairman of the board effective august 24 2017. Manmohan singh to take charge as the chairperson of theunique identification authority of india uidai in the rank of cabinet minister. Chairman uidai chairman uidai vacant phone no.
Foundation or base is a 12 digit unique identity number that can be obtained voluntarily by residents or passport holders of india based on their biometric and demographic data. Nilekani will relinquish the position of co chairman and member of the board at infosys. The uidai logo and the name aadhaar were also designed by nilekani which was released in april 2010.
It was established in february 2009 and will own and operate the unique identification number database. Nandan nilekani has been invited by hon ble prime minister dr. Shri pankaj kumar a senior officer of indian administrative service ias in the rank of secretary to the government of india is the chief executive officer of unique identification authority of india uidai.
After a successful career at infosys he headed the government of india s technology committee tagup. Infosys co founder and face of upa government s flagship aadhar programme nandan nilekani on thursday resigned as chairman of unique identification authority of india three days after joining congress. Chairman uidai members uidai chief executive officer s office enrolment updation division direct benefit transfer cell authentication.
Nilekani has joined the uidai as its chairman on 23 july 2009. 3 the agency is headed by a chairman who holds a. Nilekani as chairman of the unique identification authority of india in the rank and status of a cabinet minister for an initial tenure of five years.