UID for unorganised construction labour force
In an effort to reach out to vast pool of unorganised construction labour, the Unique Identification Development Authority of India (UIDAI) which is working on issuing UID numbers has decided to take help of real estate developers and builders. The UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani had recently held a meeting with members of CREDAI (Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India) to chalk out plan to bring around 50 million unorganised, unskilled and migrant construction labour force under the UID process.
"My primary objective in talking to CREDAI is to reach out to the construction and building industry. We have a vast work force in this industry and no one is better placed to help us reach this work force than agencies like CREDAI. We want unorganized labourers, including migrants, to be part of the UID project. Today’s meeting is a first step to reach out to them," Nilekani said.
Nilekani said they will cover labour force first in South India, and then, through CREDAI and its contacts with the Builders Association of India (BAI), UIDAI will reach out to central, northern and north-eastern parts of India.