Ram Sewa Sharma

(Director General & Mission Director of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI))

"Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)"

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has been setup by the Govt. of India with a mandate to issue a unique identification number to all the residents in the country. UIDAI proposes to create a platform to first collect the identity details and then to perform authentication that can be used by several government and commercial services providers. A key requirement of the UID system is to minimize/eliminate duplicate identity in order to improve the efficacy of the service delivery. UIDAI has selected biometrics feature set as the primary method to check for duplicate identity. In order to ensure that an individual is uniquely identified in an easy and cost-effective manner, it is necessary to ensure that the captured biometric information is capable of carrying out the de-duplication at the time of collection of information. For government and commercial providers to authenticate the identity at the time of service delivery, it is necessary that the biometric information capture and transmission are standardized across all the partners and users of the UID system.

UID provides, online, cost-effective, ubiquitous authentication services across the country and establishes identity. Authentication is transactional and to be done at the time of availing a benefit.

The objective of the UIDAI is to provide a robust, reusable ID to those who do not have any ID proof, cleaning up existing databases of multiple and fake entries through Uniqueness and to improve targeting and delivery of services. It will also reduce the cost of delivery of services.

Bio: Mr. RS Sharma is currently working as Director General & Mission Director of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and is responsible for implementing this ambitious and challenging project undertaken by the Government of India for providing Unique Identification to all its Residents. In his capacity as the DG&MD of this project he is responsible for over-all implementation of this Mission mode project.

Prior to this assignment Mr. Sharma worked with the Government of Jharkhand as Principal Secretary, Departments of Science and Technology and Drinking Water & Sanitation. His previous assignments include Principal Secretary of the Departments of Information Technology (IT), Rural Development and Human Resources Development. As Principal Secretary of the IT Department, Mr. Sharma was responsible for formulation of State policies in the IT and e-Governance areas. He also over-saw the implementation of various e-Governance Projects in all the Departments of the State Government.

Mr. Sharma has held important positions both in the Government of India and State Governments in the past. He has worked in the sectors like Finance, Transport, Treasury, Provident Fund and Water Resources and has been deeply involved in the administrative reforms and leveraging IT to simplify the administrative processes. During his posting in Government of India, he has worked in the Department of Economic Affairs and has dealt with bilateral and multilateral development agencies like World Bank, ADB, MIGA and GEF. He was also in-charge of Financing of Infrastructure projects in the Highways, Ports, Airports and Telecom sectors.

Mr. Sharma's contributions to the IT and e-Governance have been widely recognized both within the country and outside. He has been responsible for implementing a number of Projects relating to ICT Infrastructure, Process Re-engineering and Service Delivery in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.

Mr. Sharma holds a Masters Degree in Mathematics from IIT, Kanpur (India) and another Masters in Computer Science from the University of California (USA).

Zeit: Mittwoch, 30.05.2012, 11.30 Uhr
Ort: MPI-SWS Gebäude Saarbrücken, Wartburg, 5. Etage
Hinweis: Der Vortrag wird live zum MPI-SWS Gebäude nach Kaiserslautern, Raum 206 übertragen.