In nine months, the Unique Identification (UID) Authority of India, also known as Aadhaar, has issued one crore UID numbers.
The record was achieved with issuing of UID to 52 year-old NK Chheda from Maharashtra, the state where first UID number was issued to Ranjana Sonawane on September 2010.
“It took three months to cross the ten lakh mark and only another six months to reach the one crore Aadhaar enrolments mark. This is yet another milestone, en-route to our goal of issuing 60 crore Aadhaar numbers by 2014” Nandan Nilekani,
Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India said.
Enrolments are in progress in more than 25 states and Union Territories by more than 30 registrars. “Currently, the Aadhaar ecosystem is enrolling more than 4,00,000 residents a day” said RS Sharma, Director General & Mission Director of UIDAI.
In the coming weeks more UID numbers will be issued with more registrars starting the enrolling process.