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Panel Discussion on UID – Its Feasibility, Utility and Legality

by Prasad Krishna last modified May 25, 2011 04:11 AM
A panel discussion on "UID, its feasibility, utility and legality" is being organised by Citizen’s Action Forum, Grahak Shakti and the Centre for Internet and Society. It would be held at The Energy and Resources Institute (at TERI auditorium) in Domlur, Bangalore (near Domlur Club) on Thursday, May 26, 2011. The program commences with lunch at 1 p.m. and ends at 5.30 p.m. You are cordially invited to attend this program.

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May 26, 2011
from 07:30 AM to 12:00 PM


TERI Southern Regional Centre, 4th Main, Domlur II Stage, Bangalore - 560 071

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The panel members would include Mr. Rama Jois (former Chief Justice of Chattisgarh High Court and present Member of Parliament), Mr. Moinul Hassan (Member of Parliament), Mr. Narendra Babu (Member, Legislative Assembly, Karnataka), Mr. V P Sudarshan (former Chairman, Legislative Council of Karnataka and present speaker of Congress party) and Mr. Venkatesh Baberjung, Advocate, High Court of Karnataka. 

The National Identity Authority of India Bill, 2010 has been placed before the Parliament by the Government. This Bill has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance. Mr. Moinul Hassan is a member of this committee. The committee has held one sitting where the Chairman, UIDAI, Mr. Nandan Nilenkani was asked for certain clarifications on the Bill.

The UID project is now under implementation at Mysore. It is scheduled to be launched in Bangalore in June 2011. The Central Government has decided to include caste and religious data in the census. The linkages between UID and the census could come up for discussion among panel members. 

UIDAI officials and government officials from the Department of E-Governance, Government of Karnataka have been invited as panel members. 

The subject of the discussion is thus topical and of high public interest and importance. We cordially invite you to the lunch and to cover the event so that the public could become aware of issues concerning the same.

The programme schedule is as follows:

  •    1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. - Lunch
  •    2.00 p.m. to 2. 15 p.m. - Welcome and introduction by sponsoring organisations and moderator
  •    2.15 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. - Opening statements by panel members
  •    3.00 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Panel discussions
  •    4.00 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. - Tea
  •    4.15 p.m. to 4.45 p.m. - Panel discussions and questions to panel from audience
  •    4.45 p.m. to 5.15 p.m. - Open House for Audience views
  •    5.15 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. - Concluding remarks by panel members