UIDAI chief Nandan Nilekani to contest Lok Sabha Election

UIDAI Chief and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani could be seen in participating in the battle of politics soon. According to sources, the man behind Government’s ambitious Aadhaar project could contest for Lok Sabha election from South Bangalore assembly. Congress is hopeful that Aadhaar based Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme could provide them a good lead and this is why father of Aadhar card scheme Nandan Nilekani could prove to be trump card for them in the upcoming general elections. Actually, BJP’s Anant Kumar is the present MP from South Bangalore seat and he has been winning here from the last five times. Congress foresees a good contestant against Kumar in the form of Nilekani. On the other hand, Nandan Nilekani could be handed over a new responsibility of a MP after completion of Aadhaar program and if UPA comes again at the centre then he could also be provided with a ministerial post. However, Nandan Nilekani himself ignored news of contesting in election but it is being told that he is seriously thinking about this proposal.

DBT-LPG subsidy in Karnal from December 1

DC Vikas Yadav of Karnal district has said that subsidy on LPG cylinders from the government will be transferred into consumers’ bank accounts from December 1. After booking for refill of LPG cylinder this amount will be transferred into bank account in 24 hours. For this each UID (Aadhaar number) holder has to link Aadhaar number with bank account. Those people who are not LPG consumers, they also need to enroll for Aadhaar. He attended a meeting with officers at office to increase work speed and aware people about this program. He told journalists that for the sake of people’s facility forms are being sent to all the gas distributors of the district. These dealers will deliver forms to consumer’s home through their employees. He added that out of 15,05,324 people in the district, 11,53,516 have enrolled for Aadhaar and Aadhaar numbers have been issued to 7,44,068 people. Number of machines in the district will be increased from 60 to 85 in the next three months.

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