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Nilekani to take charge next week

Nandan M Nilekani, who was appointed head of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIAI) said he would be taking over his new assignment from next week.

delhi Updated: Jul 15, 2009 02:07 IST

Nandan M Nilekani, who was appointed head of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIAI) said he would be taking over his new assignment from next week.

"I would be joining next week," the former infosys co-chairman told reporters on the sidelines of a function in New Delhi.

Nilekani was appointed as head of Unique Identification Authority of India yesterday. Soon after his appointment, Nilekani had said, "UIAI would create a centralised, national database of Indian residents."

Talking about the need of such identity cards, he had said "the big problem today with identity is that many systems have lot of duplicates which lead to fraud."
He said UIAI would create a national network of verification so that a person could prove his/her identity.

The UIAI has been created to launch a national ID card project to check the duplication of identification, which leads to serious frauds while implementing various government programmes.