" Information Technology + India Today = India Tomorrow" - Manmohan Singh
As a step to indicate this quote , the country with largest IT workforce (India) has realized its need to change with technology .The Indian government has proposed a Unique ID project for all the Indian Citizens at the beginning of this year and presently the project has started gearing up .
What is UID ?
A project in which every Indian citizen would have one unique identification number that will identify him/her. It would not just help the government track down individuals as is highlighted by the media, but would make life far easier for citizens as they would not have to submit so many documents each time they want to avail a new service—private or government
This project will ensure a permanent ID card, which would have a unique number, photograph and biometric data, for every Indian, from birth till death, and would also cover children and is targeted at cutting down identity-related frauds and addressing security issues, and
Present Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chairman : Mr Nandan Nilekani.
Pilot State choosen for the project : Karnataka
Expected to cover India by the year : 2012
The security requirements for the project are chosen from : Information Security Framework (IISF-309) formulated by Naavi under the ITA 2008
Issues Likely to be faced during the project