UID's new champs

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 03, 2012 22:01 hrs

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Chairman Nandan Nilekani, who has played a key role in getting Aadhaar off the ground, is no longer at the centre of things now that the Aadhaar-based cash transfer exercise has acquired a political colour. As an official close to developments commented, the “Big Boys” have taken over and UIDAI is playing a supporting role, an oblique reference to Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh’s grandstanding on the cash transfer scheme.

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