UIDAI extended undue favour of Rs 4.92 crore to Wipro: CAG


The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) extended “undue favour” to Wipro Ltd. and as a result incurred an avoidable expenditure of Rs.4.92 crore on an annual maintenance contract, according to CAG report tabled in Parliament.The Comptroller and Auditor General of India also pointed that UIDAI, which manages Aadhaar, also incurred a loss of Rs.1.41 crore by not routing advertisements through the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity.Wipro contractUIDAI had in May 2011, entered into a contract with Wipro for supply, installation and commissioning of servers, storage systems, security systems and accessories with incidental services in the data centres of the authority in Bengaluru and Delhi/NCR at a cost of Rs.134.28 crore.Meanwhile, in a statement, Wipro said it “maintains the highest standards of corporate governance and transparency.” The maintenance contract was signed post the expiry of the warranty period. “We respectfully disagree with the findings of the report that UIDAI extended undue favour to Wipro,” the company said.

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