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CII welcomes appointment of Nilekani as head of UIDAI

New Delhi, Fri, 26 Jun 2009 ANI

New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): CII today welcomed the Government's announcement on creating the UID Authority of India (UIDAI), under the aegis of the Planning Commission, and begin the process of allocating unique identification number to the citizens of India.

 

CII acknowledged the move to appoint Nandan Nilekani to lead this initiative, and said that Nilekani's technological acumen and managerial prowess will help deliver a project of this magnitude.

 

Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII said: "This move will bestow the benefits of Information Technology to the common man and will also help establish citizenship, thus enhancing security at various levels."

 

"This would further bring transparency in different delivery channels help in mapping diverse requirements of the Nation and in turn, assure better planning and strategization for the Country," he said.

 

"CII believes that as there is a worldwide consensus that the governments will need to leverage the massive potential of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) to deliver most services of interest to citizens and will also accelerate the pace of placing India at a higher position in the global e-readiness graph," he said. (ANI)

 


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