After a lull, UID is all over the news today reviving the All-India-All-the-Time aspect this blog occasionally takes on.
These two articles are pretty no-nonsense looks at UID in and around Mumbai.
Maharashtra’s Aadhaar model of linking govt data to be replicated (Business Standard)
The Maharashtra government on Monday got a boost from Unique Identification Authority chief Nandan Nilekani, who said the state’s model of linking UID data with citizen-related data compiled by various departments would be replicated across the country. Multiple departments “have data in silos which do not talk to each other” and linking this data with UID would bring in an integrated view and help governments to provide better service to citizens, believes Nilekani.
Maharashtra extends deadline for UID card by a year (Times of India)
Nearly one-and-a-half years after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched the ambitious scheme to provide unique identity (UID) cards at Nandurbar in Maharashtra, the state government has extended its deadline to complete the programme by a year.
The government now aims to cover at least 80% of Maharashtra’s population before March 31, 2013, as opposed to the earlier target of 100% enrollment by March 31, 2012.