I have a very good interest in doing the National ID Project!
I have written about it earlier.
This is like the US Social security number. ( I had suggested like STATE-DISTRICT-CITIZEN_NO )
You can track entire details of a person, and with smart card, you will be able to track emergency info as well.
I am not sure, government will embed a chip in every person, to remove identity faking...
With cloud computing in place, there are enough ways to provide for census ( combine with 2011 budget of census ) and take care of unemployed - educated youth with computer knowledge ( training can be imparted, with my kind of media based training, that I would suggest ) and also from the funds of NREGS and donation under 80G from corporates.
I feel it is a 3 year exercise and I wish to be part of it!
I hope that my experience would give me a chance to participate in it.