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HM Chidambaram wrote to PM about the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) which Nandan Nilekani is heading-----news. What is the controversy about this?

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Asked by Good Citizen, 20 Jan '12 11:31 am
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It is basically a tussle between the Planning Commission and the Home Ministry.The Unique Identification Authority of India headed by Mr.Nandan Nilekani comes under the administrative control of the Planning Commission. The Registrar General of India is under the administrative control of the Home Ministry. Interestingly, both the UIDAI and the Registrar General of India , are both collecting the bio-metric data of the population. The Home Minister wants to get a clar instruction from the Prime Minister as to which agency, whetyher the UIDAI or the Registrar of Indai, will do the task of collecting the bio-metric data.
Obviously, Mr.Chidambaram dos not like Mr.Nandan Nilekani's office collecting the bio-metric data which the Registrar of India, under the Home Ministry is also now doing. (an instance of power tussle, to say in a nut shell..!!! )
Answered by thampy chacko, 20 Jan '12 12:55 pm

 
  
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has fully supported Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chief Nandan Nilekanis effort to enroll all residents of India under the Aadhaar card scheme. Singh has instructed the Planning Commission to bring a proposal before the cabinet to provide
statutory powers to UIDAI to enroll beyond the present limit of 20 crore people.

The home ministry, which is collecting biometric details of people for creating the National Population Register, had cited security reasons to object to UIDAIs enrollment. It disagreed with the plan panels suggestion to change the rules to allow UIDAI a bigger enrollment.

Singh had wanted home minister P Chidambaram and Planning Commission deputy chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia to resolve their differences. He stepped in this week when their discussions failed.

The move means two government agencies UIDAI and home ministrys census commissioner will now independently record the biometric details of residents ...more
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Answered by anil garg, 20 Jan '12 05:48 pm

 
  
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I think It is mainly security issue
Answered by Motu, 25 Sep 05:06 pm

 
  
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It is mainly security issue
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 20 Jan '12 05:42 pm

 
  
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Because there were some doubts raised about the acceptability of the card for security purposes, I think
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 20 Jan '12 11:34 am

 
  
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