A meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday came out with a formula to end the tug-of-war between the home ministry and the Nandan Nilekani-led UIDAI over collection of biometrics of more than 1 billion people in the country. It was decided to work out a mechanism to enable the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and the home ministry’s National Population Register (NPR) to split the task of biometric enrollment.It looks like the two sides have been ordered to stay out of each other's way as much as possible. How long they can do this is an open question.
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The formula will be vetted by a cabinet panel on Friday (Hindustan Times)