Cabinet nod to 40 crore more UID numbers

New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Unique Identification Authority of India (CC-UIDAI) Thursday approved phase four of the scheme, which will enroll an additional 40 crore residents, at a cost of Rs.3,436.16 crore, said official sources.

The UID project provides unique numbers to all residents of India.

According to sources, the fourth phase of the UID scheme includes various project components such as cost of enrolment for additional 40 crore residents through multiple registrars, cost of updation services, cost of printing and delivery of Aadhaar letters, additional cost for construction of buildings for headquarters, data centres, non-data centres and additional rent for regional offices of UIDAI.

Since the launch on Sep 29, 2010, UID numbers have been issued to more than 31 crore residents.

Enrolment for additional 40 crore residents will be completed by March 2014.

UID numbers will also be issued in respect of enrolment data packets received through Registrar General of India (RGI) as per their committed timelines.

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