This is a “dog bites man” story but it has been a while since we dropped in on the India ID effort…
Govt likely to allow UIDAI to start enrolment in NPR states (CNBC India)
Government is likely to allow on Thursday UIDAI, which issues unique identification numbers to residents, to start enrolments in areas other than 18 states and union territories allocated to it for the purpose.
According to an official source, the Cabinet Committee on Unique identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will discuss a proposal of the Planning Commission to allow UIDAI to start enrolments in states and union territories which were not part of its mandated operations.
UIDAI proposal not taken up by Cabinet due to paucity of time (Business Standard)
A Cabinet Committee could not discuss today the proposal to allow UIDAI to start enrolments in areas other than 18 states and union territories allocated to it, due to paucity of time.
According to an official source, the Cabinet Committee on Unique identification Authority of India (UIDAI) meeting scheduled for today to discuss the proposal was not held as the meeting of the Cabinet took time to decide on LPG cylinder issue and other matters.
Both the committees are headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
For some background on the UIDAI-NPR bad blood, see ID Rivalry Reignites in India.