Post ‘NITI Aayog’ scenario India’s ambitious national citizen identification project ‘Aadhar’ is expected to be brought under the administrative jurisdiction of Ministry of Information Technology (IT) and Communications. Under the Unique Identification Authority of India, it was with the Planning Commission. After the commission’s revamp, the project has to be shifted.
‘Aadhar’, being an IT intensive project, is expected to play bigger role in the government’s ‘Digital India’ project. And hence the Ministry of IT and Communications has started it bit preparing a Cabinet note for bringing Aadhaar under its administrative jurisdiction.
In the era of convergence the move would facilitate the synchronisation of database pertaining to e-voting, ID cards, driving licence, passports, bank accounts, PF accounts etc.