Smart Cards Expo 2009: will it accelerate the issue of National Unique ID cards in India?

smart cardsElectronics Today is organizing a three day exposition called smarts expo 2009 co located with e-security expo-2009, RFID India expo 2009, Biometrics india expo 2009 and e- payments india expo 2009 on 10th to 12th September 2009 at Pragathi Maidan , New Delhi. Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India is sponsoring the exposition. This is the number 1 smart card exposition in Asia.

Nearly 200 exhibitors from 30 countries are displaying wide range of smart cards, RFID, e-security and biometric products and some of them are first time. Electronics Today and smart cards expo have initiated action for the promotion of smart cards in India since 1997.

smart cards 1Technical work shop on NFC, Contact less & RFID Technologies and application- the Indian perspective on 9th September 2009   and international conference on Unique and National ID to smart card, RFID, Biometrics and security stake holders on 11th and 12th September 2009.

The government of india has initiated action to provide unique ID cards to the citizens of india and has established UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) and has named Nandan Nilekani as chairman.

The guide lines of how the unique ID will be not known. Unique ID can be used as a photo ID card, Income tax filing, residential address proof for bank accounts, Ration card, Voter card, LPG supply card, social welfare benefits , health benefits to BPL families.

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