Delhi to get unique IDs in 3 years

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Nandan Nilekani
New Delhi, Sep 3: After meeting the Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and giving a presentation on the unique ID project, the Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman Nandan Nilekani on Wednesday, Sep 2 said that Delhi will be getting its IDs in next three years.

Appreciating the Delhi government preparing the database like 'Mission Convergence' , Nilekani expressed interest in utilising this data in his project.

"Delhi as a state is much ahead in this respect than other states. With utilisation of this database (of Mission Convergence) the authority would be in a position to issue unique ID numbers to the residents of Delhi within three years," Nilekani said.

Also, informing that the IDs will be given to all citizens including children and students, Nilekani added, "Unique ID would be able to retrieve information in respect of name, date of birth, address, parents' names and bio-metric details including all fingerprints."

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