The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was established in February 2009, attached to the Planning Commission.
UIDAI – created as a statutory body under a separate legislation to fulfill its objectives. The law will also stipulate rules, regulations , processes and protocols to be followed by different agencies partnering with the Authority in issuing and verifying unique identity numbers.
The Unique Identification number (UID) will only provide identity
The UIDAI will only collect basic information on the resident -Name -Date of birth -Gender -Father's/Husband's name and UID number -Mother's/ Wife's name and UID number -Introducer's name and UID number -Address -Finger Prints, Iris scan and photograph