Friday, December 11, 2009

UIDAI's structure is now official; JS and deputy secretary level officers to dominate

FINALLY, there has been a clarity on how many officials, and non-officials will get a berth in newly formed Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) which will give a 16-digit identity number to each and every citizen in India. In fact, a number of IAS and Group A service officers have already applied for various posts in the Delhi-headquartered UIDAI, being chaired by former Infosys co-chairman Nandan Nilekani. Here is the organisational structure of UIDAI and openings at various level. Though UIDAI would be headquartered at Connaught Place area in Delhi, it will have its technological centre in Bangalore. In addition, it will have eight regional offices in the country --- Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Ranchi, Guwahati, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Director General and Mission Director, UIDAI (hereinafter referred to as DG – additional secretary level) will head the administrative organization. Already, Ram Sewak Sharma, a 1978 batch Jharkhand Cadre has been appointed as DG. There will be 6 Deputy Director Generals (DDG - joint secretary rank) and each DDG will have 3 Directors (director/deputy secretary rank), 3 Deputy Directors, 3 Desk Officers and 3 Assistants --- all of whom will be posted at the headquarters. Also, UIDAI's Delhi office will also have a Finance Wing headed by a Chief Controller of Accounts who may be designated as DDG (Finance). It means UIDAI's Delhi office will have a manpower strength of over 100. Each of the eight regional offices of UIDAI will be headed by a Deputy Director General (DDG). Each DDG will have 3 Directors, 3 Deputy Directors, 1 SAO and as many Senior Systems Analysts as the number of states/UTs in that region, 3 Desk Officers and 3 Assistants. The regional offices will also have a finance wing. There will be a Project Management Unit consisting of experts in various fields which would be part of the UIDAI team. The newly launched UIDAI website has declared that there would be openings for general public as well. "At present, the Authority is in the process of putting a team in place.We will intimate the public on openings as they are available. This website in due course will have the possible opportunities that people would have to contribute to the UIDAI," the section called "Working for the UIDAI" in the site says. Related Stories 1) Is Nilekani preferring IAS to corporate guys? (November 23, 2009) 2) TKA Nair's advice to UIDAI chairman (September 16, 2009)


  1. Please mention the URL of UIDAI's website.

  2. Encouraging going-ons by UIDAI and good commentary by babublogger

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