Posted by: editorlnav | April 6, 2010

UID Project Of India In Troubles

Unique identity (UID) project (UID Project) is a very ambitious and useful project of government of India. The task is gigantic as establishing and maintaining an identity for every citizen of India is nerve testing task. There cannot be a success of this project till it is properly planned and implemented. In the absence of the same, the UID project is bound to fail in all its possibilities.

According to Praveen Dalal, the leading techno-legal expert of India and Managing Partner of Perry4Law, the Unique Identification Project of India is based upon lack of planning and foresight. The hit and trial attitude of the Government of India (GOI) coupled with the charitable tendencies to distribute the public money among corrupt officials of India without any transparency and accountability would once again fail another much needed project in India.

There are various “shortcomings” of the UID project of Indian government and the same would ultimately fail the project if necessary and corrective actions are not taken immediately, suggested Praveen Dalal.

Interestingly, neither the UID project nor the UID Authority of India (UIDAI) has any legal sanction and provision for judicial review. It is a purely private project where big companies and multi national companies are expecting some big returns at the cost of ultimate failure of the project.

No finance should be sanctioned to any project (including UID) till it has been properly planned and implemented up to basic level. Further, the finance should be tied up with the progress and should be issued on appropriate stages, opines Praveen Dalal.

Till now UID project has not shown any of the requisite parameters that allows it to receive huge public money that government of India is very willing to give charitably. In the absence of any transparency and accountability, the whole project seems to be “booty sharing” by big companies of India at the cost of public interest.


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