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‘Enrolment, Not Aadhar Itself, Is The Issue’

The UIDAI chairman on the controversies and challenges facing his pet project.

‘Enrolment, Not Aadhar Itself, Is The Issue’
‘Enrolment, Not Aadhar Itself, Is The Issue’
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UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani spoke to Arindam Mukherjee on the controversies and challenges facing his pet project. Excerpts:

There’s much angst about Aadhar...

There is no angst. The only issue is the enrolment. The whole debate is about who enrols people. It has nothing to do with the efficacy or application of Aadhar.

Is there a lack of synergy between Aadhar and the NPR?

No. The cabinet gave us approval of up to 100 million enrolments using a multi-registrar model (where different partners enrol). In the meantime, it worked out a convergence strategy with NPR whenever they are ready. Subsequently, since we were moving very quickly, it was raised to 200 million.

What happens beyond the 200 million mark?

We will finish the 200 million before March 2012. The issue is before the cabinet, it will take a view on whether beyond this we will continue to have this multiple-registrar approach or the NPR will provide all...

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