The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given the approval for Phase 5 of the Unique Identification (UID) scheme to undertake enrolments in the four states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has been given the target of generating 100 crore Aadhaars by the end of 2015. This will also include UID numbers issued for enrolments done under the National Population Register process in 12 States and Union Territories allocated to UIDAI. UIDAI has also been asked to submit proposals regarding Aadhaar Sampark Kendra (Enquiry Centre/Customer Service Centre), Information, Education and Communication Campaigns, Document Management System and Rent Rates and Taxes, along with a revised cost estimate to the Expenditure Finance Committee. Phase 4 of UID (Aadhaar card) scheme had been approved by the government in May 2013 and Rs 3436.16 crore…
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