The programme has issued 13-14 lakhs Aadhaar Numbers every day and it is expected to cover 60 crore population in the next few weeks.
UIDAI is an attached office of the Planning Commission. It issued the first Aadhaar Number on 29th September 2010, after completing necessary preliminaries including establishing various standards relating to collection of data and biometric information such as finger prints and iris images.
The UIDAI issued 25 crore Aadhaar Numbers in the period up to December 2012 at an average rate of almost one crore Aadhaars per month. During 2013, UIDAI issued a total of 29.1 crore Aadhaars at an average rate of over 2.4 crore Aadhaars per month, informed Press Information Bureau.
With more and better infrastructure, UIDAI is currently generating more than 3 crore Aadhaar Numbers per month and has a capacity to process 15-16 lakh enrolment packets every day leading to generation of 13-14 lakhs Aadhaar Numbers per day.