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After the getting the Aadhaar Act in place, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has finalized the rules under the act with respect to enrollment, authentication, data security and sharing of information among others. These rules are expected to be notified in the upcoming weeks.

Former IT secretary to the government of India, J Satyanarayana,last week was on Thursday was appointed as the part-time Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) which runs the ambitious Aadhaar project

A retired IAS officer, Mr. Satyanarayana was administered the oath by union minister for electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad. Rajesh Jain of NetCore and Anand Deshpande of Persistant Systems also became part-time members of UIDAI.

Ajay Bhushan Pandey, chief executive officer of UIDAI said,

“Approval of the regulations is an important landmark. These regulations contain procedures to ensure that enrolment, authentication, use of Aadhaar and data and privacy protection are strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Aadhaar Act. People can use Aadhaar to receive various services, benefits and subsidies directly from the government without any intermediaries. On the other hand, it will help governments to ensure targeted delivery of benefits to the deserving individuals and bring transparency and good governance in their systems”.

The regulations which have been approved include Unique Identification Authority of India (Transaction of Business and Meetings) Regulations, 2016, Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016, Aadhaar (Authentication) Regulations, 2016, Aadhaar (Data Security) Regulations, 2016, Aadhaar (Sharing of Information) Regulations, 2016.

Source : http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/uidai-approves-rules-under-the-aadhaar-act-to-be-notified-soon/articleshow/54296788.cms