The Indian government has announced the constitution of a Council of ministers to advice the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and ensure coordination between the Ministries, stakeholders and partners, and identify specific milestones for early completion of the project. Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan, the council members include: 1. Pranab Mukherjee, Minister of Finance. 2. Sharad Pawar, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution 3. P. Chidambaram, Minister of Home Affairs 4. S.M. Krishna, Minister of External Affairs 5. M. Veerappa Moily, Minister of Law and Justice 6. Kapil Sibal, Minister of Human Resource Development 7. C.P. Joshi Minister of Rural Development & Minister of Panchayati Raj 8. Mallikarjun Kharge, Minister of Labour and Employment 9. A. Raja, Minister of Communications and Information Technology 10. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission 11. Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, UIDAI Note that Nandan Nilekani, Chairman of the UIDAI has been given the rank of a cabinet minister following his appointment to the UIDAI. Nilekani took office on the 23rd of July as the Chairman of the UIDAI. Infosys Plans To Bid For Projects; Nilekani Shareholding Nilekani is the co-founder and former co-Chairman of Infosys Technologies, and continues to own 8,345,870 (approximately 1.46 percent) shares of Infosys Technologies, as of the quarter ending June 2009. His wife Rohini Nilekani owns 8,078,174 (1.41 percent) shares, and son Nihar and daughter Jahnavi own 1,665,791 (0.29 percent) shares each, as a part of the "Promoter and Promoter Group" holdings. Infosys intends…
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