Amid reports that he may join politics, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chairman Nandan Nilekani on Monday said he was considering all options post-Aadhaar.
“I am considering all my options as I look at what I do post-Aadhaar,” he told PTI here when asked about his plans on joining politics.
Mr. Nilekani, an IIT-ian who left Infosys to join the government as the head of the UIDAI, said, “Having a strong corporate background has been beneficial but there were few adjustments I had to make accordingly to work in the government sector.”
Mr. Nilekani, 58, is currently working on his next book which will be based on how to set a link between technology and the government.
Media reports last month said he might join the Congress and contest the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Talking on future e-governance initiatives, Nilekani, who is due to deliver Australia India Institute speech on ‘India’s transformation: the role of information technology’ here on Tuesday, said those were not yet formed.
“I am here to give a public talk at the invitation of the Australia India Institute and to meet leaders from the government, academics and business. It is my first visit to Australia since I left the private sector and joined the Indian government,” he said.