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CII welcomes Nilekani's appointment as UIDAI head

June 26, 2009 12:58 IST

CII welcomed the government's announcement on creating the UID Authority of India under the aegis of the Planning Commission, and beginning the process of allocating unique identification numbers to the citizens of India.

It acknowledged the move to appoint Nandan Nilekani to lead this initiative, and said 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 strategisation 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 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.

Source: ANI