Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) chairman, Nandan Nilekani, vigorously defended his body against criticism from various government departments and dismissed concerns about the lack of checks and balances in its functioning. Nilekani is expected to meet prime minister Manmohan Singh to set the record straight about the Authority's operations. He will also meet Planning Commission chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia early next week.The Economic Times has been doing excellent work in keeping up with UID.
The Hindustan Times also weighs in: UIDAI, Plan panel refuse to budge; fight still on
See also: Aadhaar valid to open bank account (The Times of India) which describes some of the nuts-and-bolts of how the ID opens up access to services such as banking, phone and utilities.
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