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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

 DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

RAJYASABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3697
TO BE ANSWERED ON 29TH APRIL,2010
Role of Department of Posts for UIDAI

3697. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:

(a)        whether the Department of Posts has offered its help for the implementation of Unique Identification Database Authority of India (UIDAI) in verifying the data of citizens;

(b) whether the Department of Posts has a huge database of more than 20 crore saving bank account holders all over the country that would come handy in the citizen verification process of the UIDAI in rural areas; and

(c)        if so, Government's response in the matter?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SHRl GURUDAS KAMAT)

(a)        No, Sir. However, Department of Posts has offered to be a logistics partner for Unique Identification Database Authority of India (UIDAI).

(b) Yes, Sir. Department has a database of 20,64 crore account as on 31.3.2009 under the Post Office Saving Bank Scheme. The Department of Posts is not aware of the requirement of UIDAI in this matter.

(c)        Does not arise in view of (b) above.