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National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL), the first and the largest depository in India which serves more than one crore investors in Indian Capital Market and ranks amongst the top 10 depositories in the world in terms of assets in custody has been appointed as a Registrar by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for implementation of UID mission in India. Registrars are departments or agencies of the Central Government/ State Government/Union territory, public sector undertakings and other agencies and organisations, who in normal course of implementation of some of their programs, activities or operations interact with residents. The Registrar is required to enroll residents following the protocols, standards, processes and guidelines laid down by UIDAI.

About UIDAI

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has been created as an attached office under the Planning Commission, Government of India. Its role is to develop and implement the necessary institutional, technical and legal infrastructure to issue unique identity numbers to Indian residents that can be verified and authenticated in an online, cost-effective manner and which is robust enough to eliminate duplicate and fake identities. Over five years, the Authority plans to issue 600 million UIDs. The numbers will be issued through various 'Registrar' agencies across the country.