Unique ID number could become mandatory

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Nandan Nilekani
New Delhi, Oct 18: The Unique Identification number (UID) that the government proposed could become mandatory for opening a bank account, passport or even driving licence.

According to Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Chairman Nandan Nilekani, the UID scheme will not confer on anyone any rights, including citizenship.

Speaking in an interview, Nilekani said, "When you to get a passport, they will say where is your UID number, when you go to get a driving licence, they will say where is your UID number, when you go to tax, they will say where is your UID number, you go to open a bank account, they will say where is your UID number. Sooner or later you will have to get your UID number."

Nilekani pointed out that UID at present is completely voluntary. He said the number will become "pervasive and ubiquitous" in future.

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