Infy to bid for UIDAI project

Infosys will bid for the UID ( Unique Identification) project, said Infosys Chairman and Managing Director S Gopalakrishnan, while talking to the media at a CII organised meeting in Bangalore.

There will be no conflict of interest between Infosys ’s bid and Nandan Nilekani, the co-funder being appointed as the Chairman of the  Unique Identification, he added.
 “We are glad that NandanNilekani got an oppurtunity to head the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), we feel proud and happy.  The project will definitely enhance the benefits of various government projects reaching out to all sections of people and society. We have always been a bidder for the e-governance programme and when the  Unique Identification project comes we will also bid for that. There will be no conflict of interest, as Nandan Nilekani is a person who has a high level of integrity and Infosys  will definitely bring in a high level of transperancy in all stages of the project.”
When asked about the replacement of Nilekani in the Board he said, the company has not taken any decision regarding the matter.

Responsibilities shared
The responsibilites held by Nilekani will be shared by other members of the board and the board of directors will take the final decision of replacement. C R Swaminathan, Chairman-CII Southern Region, in his address mentioned that CII would give more thrust to the development of medium and small units.

Initiatives for the state
Earlier in the day Gopalakrishnan met Karnataka Chief Ministerto appraise him on CII’s initiatives for the state.

 In his discussion with the CM, he reported to have said that CII would evolve a comprehensive plan for infrastructure development in Karnataka through public-private partnership.

Tap other avenues
Talking about the drop in investnments in various sectors in Karnataka, he said , “We must look into the future, and should attract more investments into the state. Other than the IT sector, the state is playing a major role in tourism, health care, education textile and garment sectors.

The proposed GIM (global investors meet) will also help in attracting invetment into the state.” The government has to allocate more funds for e-governance and will stimulate the growth of the domestic IT industry.

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