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Gandhinagar, Wednesday: ‘State Council for Unique Identification Project' has been formed under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi to effectively implement and review the progress of ‘Unique Identification Number Scheme' in Gujarat. Today at Gandhinagar, Shri B.B.Nanavati, Deputy Director General of Unique Identification Authority of India and Shri V.N.Mayra, Principal Secretary to General Administration (Planning) Department signed Memorandum of Understanding.

This unique number will be saved in a central database along with the details like photograph, impression of all ten fingers, eye-ball features of the person. The number indicates unique identity of every citizen and not entitles any right or benefits to them. It will just identify a citizen and will not be considered as a proof of citizenship. Citizens will be provided with a number not a card.

Gujarat government has initiated for a quick implementation of the scheme. State government has also formed a unique identification implementation committee under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Shri A.K.Joti.

Assistant Director of Unique Identification Authority Shri Sumanesh Joshi, Shri Tejpal Singh and Gujarat Government's Nodal Officer Shri A.D.Patel was also present on the occasion of signing of MoU.

About Unique Identification Number:

The number is to identify a person. It will not be a proof of citizenship.

All the citizens will be provided with a number and not a card.

Information will be stored in a central database only after proper examining of population related information and biometric details.

The number would act as a source of authentic information.

People would be able to use it as a proof of identity at many places like while opening an account in bank, getting passport and driving license. They will not need to furnish different proofs of identity every time.

Transferring people will have a dynamic identity proof.

Authentic information will improve service standards and increase satisfaction among people.
 
Commissionerate of Information, Gujarat
 
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