Composition of UIDAI Authority

Dr. Anand Deshpande, Member (part-time), UIDAI

Dr. Anand Deshpande

Member (part-time), UIDAI

Dr. Anand Deshpande, is appointed as part-time member of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

Dr. Anand Deshpande, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Persistent Systems, is a B. Tech. (Hons.) in Computer Science and Engineering from the IIT, Kharagpur, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. He has been the driving force in growing Persistent Systems from its inception in 1990, to the publicly-traded global Company it is today.

Pankaj Kumar, Chief Executive Officer(CEO), UIDAI

Shri Pankaj Kumar

Chief Executive Officer(CEO), UIDAI

Shri Pankaj Kumar, a senior officer of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in the rank of Secretary to the Government of India is the Chief Executive Officer of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). He has over 32 years of varied experience at various positions in the State and Central Governments. As CEO, UIDAI since 23rd October 2019, he is to steer Aadhaar - world’s largest biometric based 12 digit unique identity project in India. Prior to joining UIDAI, Shri Kumar was the Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY).

Earlier, Shri Kumar, a 1987 batch officer of Nagaland cadre, worked as Chief Secretary for a period of three years and, also, in the Home and Personnel Departments of Government of Nagaland. Previously, he was the Chief Vigilance Officer in the Department of Telecommunications and the Joint Secretary in the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation where he closely worked to roll out Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY).

In his administrative career, he served the Central Government in the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and in the Ministry of Food, Public Distribution & Consumer Affairs where he was directly involved in the implementation of the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS). In the State Government, he has held the posts of the Commissioner & Secretary to the Governor of Nagaland, the Home Commissioner, and the Commissioner & Secretary in the Departments of Public Health Engineering, Higher & Technical Education and Development of Under-Developed Areas, besides the positions of Commissioner (Taxes and Excise) and Director (Food & Civil Supplies) and various other posts at the district level.

Shri Kumar, a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from BHU-IT has also done MBA from University of Swinburne, Melbourne (Australia) and has a diploma in public administration from the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA).