Wipro turns back on UID project after J&K govt's U-turn

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Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar, Jan 2: Wipro Technologies has refused to carry out the Unique Identification project (UID) in Jammu and Kashmir over the state government's flip-flops. The company sent a refusal letter to the state government.

The government had entered into a deal with Wipro and another local vendor, Compech Technologies.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has shown ignorance on the status of the project. Wipro and Compech Technologies had won the bid to carry out the enrollment of 27 lakh and 45 lakh people respectively.

The Jammu and Kashmir Bank had invited fresh tenders but failed to start the process. Meanwhile, another techno group named Eco Bay has moved to the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, asking for more transparency in the tendering processes. [Read More: Major events, top news of 2011].

The project was to prepare over 1.1 crore UID cards with biometric details of each person above the age of five in three years.

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