UID seminar on April'26

Event to charge Rs 4500 for participation


Samir Sachdeva | April 6, 2010

Unique identification authority of India (UIDAI) is organizing a national seminar to understand the issues surrounding the UID implementation on April, 26 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. The seminar is being organized in collaboration with the Hyderabad based National Institute for Smart Government (NISG).

The seminar is the first public event where the various stakeholders within the UID ecosystem will discuss the implementation and rollout of the UID across the country. 

The participants in seminar will include representatives of the state governments, central ministries (like IT, Health, Rural Development, Petroleum, Finance) administrators of union territories , biometric vendors, system integrators, mobile device manufacturers, consulting organizations, academia and professional associations.

The key speakers in the seminar will include Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, UIDAI; Sanjiv Mital, CEO, NISG; Ram Sewak Sharma, DG, UIDAI;Dr. Mihir Shah, Member, Planning Commission; Govindraj Ethiraj, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg UTV; Adil Zainulbhai, Managing Director, India, McKinsey & Co.;  M. N. Vidyashankar, Principal Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka; Dr. Janmejaya Sinha, Chairman, Asia, The Boston Consulting Group; S. Gopalakrishnan, CEO & MD, Infosys; Shankar Annaswamy, MD ,IBM India; Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman, Microsoft India and Rajiv Memani, Country Managing Partner, E&Y.

However the common man may not find attendance in the seminar as there is a registration fees of Rs. 4,500 to attend it.  The UID is also charging 20,10,5 and 2 lacs from platinum, gold, kit and silver sponsors respectively.



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