India, NPR, UID

UID-NPR update and rehash

A recap of an issue we’ve discussed here in the past. There are still some signs that the rivalry between NPR & UID continues, but the temperature of it seems to have gone down a bit.

Confused over Aadhaar and NPR, Cabinet sets up Group of Ministers (Economic Times)

Confusion over whether the unique identity number is a number, a card or both, and concerns over UID and the National Population Register duplicating functions prompted the Cabinet to refer UPA-2’s ambitious project to a group of ministers.

The Cabinet discussion on Thursday revealed that the ministerial panel was not immune from contradictory and blurred perceptions about Aadhaar, as UID is known, with some ministers saying they had received a card along with a number.

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