Govt sanctions Rs 3,436 cr Phase IV of Aadhaar scheme

The government has approved the phase-IV of UID (Aadhaar Card) and has sad that it will commence shortly.

According to an official statement, the approval for the Phase-IV of the UID project at the cost of Rs 3,436.16 crore was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Unique Identification Authority of India (CC-UIDAI).

The project is set to launch on September 29, 2010, UID numbers have been issued to more than 31 crore residents.

According to the reports, the Phase IV expenditure comprises Rs 1,600 crore towards cost of enrolments for additional 40 crore residents; Rs 490 crore towards cost of updation services; Rs 1,049 crore towards cost of printing and dispatch of Aadhaar letters; Rs 247.16 crore towards additional cost for construction of buildings for headquarters, data centres and non-data centres of UIDAI.

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Story first published: Friday, May 10, 2013, 10:30 [IST]
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