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Soft launch of Shri Nandan Nilekani’s election campaign



UIDAI chairman and former Infosys CEO Nandan Nilekani, in the run up to being declared the Congress candidate from the Bangalore South constituency for the Lok Sabha polls, has gone for a soft launch of his election campaign.

Till the official announcement by the GOP (Congress) about Nandan Nilekani’s candidature for Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency, the focus is on attracting voters through Nandan Nilekani’s personal blog. Social media too has a prominent role in the soft campaign.

Nilekani’s core group of experts includes close associates adept at using technology, lawyers and policy experts who are expected to work closely with the Congress strategists and local politicians.

Apart from day to day meetings with local leaders, residents and prominent persons as well as visits to popular eateries in the constituency, a crucial campaign element would be the “missed call campaign” launched a few days ago. Through this, people would be able to give ideas to develop Bangalore.

Ideas that Nilekani has been propagating on his blog over the past month include improving road density, better traffic management, improving the system of auto-rickshaws, restoring tree cover, managing the water situation, waste disposal and creating opportunities for the burgeoning youth population.

At present, Bangalore South Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following 8 Legislative Assembly segments:

Constituency number Name District
166 Govindraj Nagar Bangalore Urban
167 Vijay Nagar Bangalore Urban
169 Chickpet Bangalore Urban
170 Basavanagudi Bangalore Urban
171 Padmanaba Nagar Bangalore Urban
172 B. T. M. Layout Bangalore Urban
173 Jayanagar Bangalore Urban
175 Bommanahalli Bangalore Urban




Indian Government wants every home to have a mobile phone


Read the complete article in Business Line now





As a Safe eTransactions Motivator, on implementation of this scheme will lead to a massive boost in eBanking transactions. Yes, we Indians are tech-savvy, and can adapt to new technologies very fast.

Mobile phones are important tool in the Aadhaar set-up too.

Let us wait and see what the future holds for Mobile Banking in India.

UIDAI holds Half Day eKYC Workshop. No additional investment of Aadhaar online authentication.

Read my earlier Post 1 and Post 2 on eKYC here.

To familiarize eKYC process flow amongst Bankers, Insurance Companies, Securities Market and Telecom Sector, UIDAI held a workshop on August 19, 2013.

The workshop was followed by a media brief, and UIDAI Chairman Shri Nandan Nilekani was taking questions from the media personnel, on doubts on eKYC implementation and the legal backing for eKYC.

The highlight of the Media brief was:

“If a certain authority feels that the beneficiaries of a particular scheme need to possess Aadhar cards, they can make it mandatory for them for that particular scheme,” said Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India, on Monday here.

The workshop was done to demonstrate the practical implementations and to specify some of the salient features and the benefits of its implementation.

Residents have to authorize UIDAI to release the information available in the CIDR.

Authorization can be done via two channels:

01) In person (through  biometric authentication),

02)Online (through OTP authentication).

Upon successful authentication and consent of the resident, the UIDAI will provide the resident’s name, address, date of birth, gender, photograph, mobile number (if available), and email address (if available) to the service provider electronically.

One of the foremost advantages of Online Authentication is that the latest details of the resident can be viewed by the service provider and stored as proof of KYC being done.

Online authentication also costs less as compared to biometric authentication. No additional investment needs to be done for Online Authentication.