UIDAI gets funds for Phase IV

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The Cabinet Committee on Unique Identification Authority of India (CC-UIDAI) has approved funds for phase IV of UID scheme at an estimated cost of Rs.3436.16 crore. It is meant for accomplishing various project components such as cost enrolment, infrastructure development and data centres.

The expenditure comprises of Rs.1600 crore towards cost of enrolment for additional 40 crore residents, Rs.490 crore towards cost updating services, Rs. 1049 crore towards printing costs, Rs. 247.16 crore towards additional cost for the construction of building data centres.

Since the launch of the project on 29th September 2010, UID numbers have been issued to more than 31 crore residents. Enrolment for additional 40 crore residents allotted to UIDAI will be completed by March 2014. UID numbers will also be issued in respect of enrolment data packets received through Registrar General of India (RGI) as per their committed time lines.

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