Who is the current CEO of the Unique Identification Authority Of India (UIDAI)?

Q. Who is the current CEO of the Unique Identification Authority Of India (UIDAI)?

A. Shri Ajay Bhushan Pandey

B. Shri J. Satyanarayana

C. Shri Rajesh Jain

D. Dr. Anand Deshpande

Answer:

The current CEO of the Unique Identification Authority Of India (UIDAI) is  Shri Ajay Bhushan Pandey.

Shri Pandey, IAS (1984, Maharashtra cadre), is also the legal representative and administrative head of the Authority.

About UIDAI

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is a statutory authority established under the provisions of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 (“Aadhaar Act 2016”) on 12 July 2016 by the Government of India, under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).

Prior to its establishment as a statutory authority, UIDAI was functioning as an attached office of the then Planning Commission (now NITI Aayog) vide its Gazette Notification No.-A-43011/02/2009-Admn.I) dated 28th January 2009. Later, on 12 September 2015, the Government revised the Allocation of Business Rules to attach the UIDAI to the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY) of the then Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

Unique Identification Authority of India (“Authority/UIDAI”) has its Headquarters (HQ) in New Delhi and eight Regional Offices (ROs) across the country. UIDAI has two Data Centres, one at Hebbal (Bengaluru), Karnataka and another at Manesar (Gurugram), Haryana

The first UID number was issued on 29 September 2010 to a resident of Nandurbar, Maharashtra.

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