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.

Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey, Chief Executive Officer(CEO), UIDAI

Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey

Chief Executive Officer(CEO), UIDAI

Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey is the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Unique Identification Authority of India UIDAI and has been steering Aadhaar in India since its beginning in 2010. Over the last six years, he has closely worked with central and state governments, banks, oil companies and other stakeholders to enable use of Aadhaar platform in programs such as Direct Benefit Transfers, financial inclusion, and E-governance. He is an officer of Indian Administrative Service having over 30 years of experience at various positions in Government of India.

Dr. Pandey is a graduate of Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur. In 1998 he went on to join University of Minnesota where he obtained his MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science. In 2009, he was awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals by the University of Minnesota for his outstanding leadership accomplishments in his professional career.