January 24, 2013, Jaipur
Mr. Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India spoke on the topic “The Transformatory Potential of Aadhaar – Providing Empowerment, Choice and Convenience” in Jaipur on January 24, 2013. Mr. Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister of Rajasthan also spoke on the occasion.
Dr. V.S. Vyas, Member Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister & Deputy Chairman, Rajasthan State Planning Board chaired while Mr. Pradeep S Mehta, Secretary General, CUTS moderated the event. Mr. M. L. Mehta, President, CUTS was also present.
It is not mandatory to have an Aadhaar card (like the enrollment under national population register, which determines citizenship ), the UID number will be a gateway to number of services like opening bank accounts, applying for passports, driving licences or LPG connections as the service providers will accept it as poof of KYC (know your customer) documentation – Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India
- Aadhaar can be gateway to many services: Nilekani
Times of India, January 25, 2013
- The transformatory potential of Aadhaar – Providing empowerment, choice and convenience
- Speech by Nandan Nilekani