UIDAI has one more feather in its cap. It is the winner of Computerworld Honors 2013 under Economic Development.
ComputerWorld describes Aadhaar as : : ID program empowers citizens in India
Government program, the 21st Century Achievement Award winner for economic development, uses biometrics to assign unique identity numbers, allowing residents of India to participate more fully in society.
The Computerworld Honors Program was established in 1998 with the aim to bring together the men, women, organizations and institutions around the world whose visionary applications of information technology promote positive social, economic and educational change.
The 2013 Awards are the 25th in the annual series.
The other finalists in the race were:
- Engro Milk Automation Network (EMAN),
- Solar Sister Program,
- African Cashew Initiative (ACi),
- Empowering Rural Women and Providing Sustainable Access to Market
- No dress code for Aadhaar enrolment: UIDAI (thehindu.com)