UIDAI gets Rs 13.75 billion in FY19 for Aadhaar upgrade


New Delhi: Aadhaar-issuing body UIDAI has been allocated nearly 15 per cent more funds at Rs 13.75 billion (Rs 1,375 crore) for 2018-19, which are expected to be used for technology upgradation and strengthening the overall capacity.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was given Rs 9 billion (Rs 900 crore) in the last Budget, but later the allocation was revised to Rs 12 billion (Rs 1,200 crore).
As per the Budget documents, the UIDAI’s allocation for 2018-19 stands at Rs 13.75 billion (Rs 1,375 crore).
When contacted, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey told PTI: “Our allocation will be utilised for upgradation of technology and hardware.”