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Unique identity number to be rolled out in 12 to 18 months
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will establish an online database with identity and biometric details of Indian residence and provide enrolment and verification services across the country.

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."

He also said that the setting up of the UIDAI is a major step in improving governance with regard to delivery of public services. Expressing happiness.

"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. (ANI)
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