Presenting the budget proposals for the year 2009-10 in Lok Sabha, Mukherjee said, "The first set of unique identity numbers will be rolled out in 12 to 18 months. A provision of Rs. 120 crore has been proposed for this project."
Full Budget Speech 2009-10
He also said that the setting up of the UIDAI is a major step in improving governance with regard to delivery of public services.
"This project also marks the beginning of an era where top private sector talent in India steps forward to take the responsibility for implementing the projects of vital national importance," he added.