Data collected for issuing UID will be used
The State Department of e-Governance has planned to create a “Karnataka Resident Data Hub” by utilising the data collected for issuing Unique Identification Number (UID) to residents in the State, according to D.S. Ravindran, Chief Executive Officer, State Centre for e-Governance.
Speaking to presspersons on the sidelines of a workshop for officials on Aadhaar, brand name of the UID, he said the department in the first phase had planned to link the data collected from residents of Mysore and Tumkur districts, on a pilot basis, to the hub.
He said the drive for enrolling for the UID had received a good response in the two districts. The government had completed 97 per cent of the enrolment in the two districts. Hence the department had planned to link the data to the hub by March 2012.
As and when the government completed the process of enrolling residents to the UID in other districts, the data would be linked to the hub. He said the data in the hub could be used to identify beneficiaries for various government schemes. Initially, it had been planned to use the data in the hub for identifying beneficiaries to social security pension schemes and issuing ration cards. Once the hub was rolled out on pilot basis in Tumkur and Mysore, the data would be used as a test case to identify beneficiaries for Social Security Pension Scheme and Public Distribution System, Mr. Ravindran said.