Is the plan panel's criticism of the UID project under Nandan Nilekani justified?

     Print Edition: Nov 13, 2011

A majority of respondents has replied in the negative. This is not surprising considering the impeccable credentials of Nandan Nilekani as a manager on the one hand and the mistrust with which politicians and bureaucrats are viewed by the public on the other. By calling for checks and balances in the functioning of the Unique ID Authority, the Plan panel has shown that it is more concerned about following government procedures and processes than the successful and speedy rollout of this landmark project.

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