The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) launched its multi-lingual website consistent with its commitment to reach out to all sections of the populace. The website, www.uidai.gov.in, will now appear in five regional languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil in addition to Hindi and English. While launching the multi-lingual website from UIDAI Tech Centre Bengaluru, Chairman UIDAI, Shri Nandan Nilekani said that UIDAI plans to increase the language versions in the future so that residents who have access to the internet are able to view important information in a language that they are comfortable with.
UIDAI is planning to systematically add additional language microsites to facilitate ease of access to all sections of the society. The 2nd phase of the launch will include microsites in Assamese, Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi and Telugu. Residents are already able to view their demographic data captured at the time of enrolment in 13 languages. UIDAI currently prints the Aadhaar letter in 13 languages across the country and also provides an option to residents to update data in these languages. Till date over 35 crore Aadhaar letters in 13 languages, have been dispatched to residents across the country. UIDAI has a mandate of enrolling 60 crore residents for Aadhaar across the country by 2014. Until mid of September 2013, over 42.5 crore Aadhaars were generated