8 months ago

Neelkanth Mishra appointed part-time chairman of UIDAI

Neelkanth Mishra (symbolic picture)
Neelkanth Mishra (symbolic picture)


IIE Digital Desk : The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has appointed Neelkanth Mishra as its part-time chairman. Mishra is the Chief Economist and Head of Global Research at Axis Bank. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial markets, and is a well-known expert on the Indian economy. Mishra's appointment is seen as a move to strengthen the UIDAI's technical expertise. He is expected to play a key role in the development of the Aadhaar ecosystem and in promoting the use of Aadhaar for digital payments and other government services.

The UIDAI is a statutory authority under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. It was established in 2009 to issue unique identification numbers (UIDs) to all residents of India. The UID is a 12-digit number that is used to verify the identity of individuals.

The UIDAI has been at the forefront of the digital transformation of India. It has played a key role in the development of the Aadhaar ecosystem, which includes aadhaar-enabled services such as e-KYC, e-sign, and digital payments. Mishra's appointment is a positive development for the UIDAI. He is a highly qualified and experienced individual who is well-suited to the role. His appointment is likely to strengthen the UIDAI's technical expertise and help it to achieve its goals.

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