Union Government allow Aadhaar enrolments of NRIs, PIOs, OICs [ Current Affairs ]

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About Aadhaar enrolment: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is a central government agency of India. It is committed to the former Planning Commission of India, now NITI Aayog.

  • Its work is to collect the biometric and demographic data of residents, store them in a centralized database, and issue a 12 - digit unique identity number called Aadhaar to each resident.

About allowance to NRIs, PIOs and OICs:

  • Union Government has decided to allow Aadhaar enrollment of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs) and Non - Resident Indians (NRIs).
  • This was decided by Union Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh in.
  • This move will help all persons on the Indian soil (including resident Indian, OCI / PIO, NRIs and visa holding visitors) to authenticate their identity digitally.
  • For this, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is working on the policy for Aadhaar enrolment of NRIs, PIOs and OICs as per directions from the government.
  • However, no time frame has been expressed for achieving the goal.
  • Presently, UIDAI is providing Aadhaar number all residents including Indian national and foreigners with valid visas who are enrolling for it.

- Published on: August 11, 2015