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|November 4, 1998||
Smart cards for everyone, says SeshagiriThe home ministry has launched one of the largest ever information technology projects in the country to issue identity cards to Indian citizens and work permits to immigrants, claimed Dr N Seshagiri, member-convenor of the Prime Minister's Task Force on Information Technology.
Inaugurating an international seminar on smart card technology, applications
Dr Seshagiri is also the director general of the National Imformatics Centre.
Claiming that about a million people crossed over illegally from Bangladesh into India, he said such things happen when there is no proper monitoring mechanism.
He said the Rs 26 billion project would be based on smart card technology. The state owned Chandigarh based Semiconductor Complex Limited would be involved in its implementation.
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