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Great preparation of UIDAI on Aadhaar verification, no need for fingerprint scan


Highlights:

  • Great preparation of UIDAI
  • Use of OTP for authentication
  • Authentication from smartphones soon

New Delhi: Aadhaar Card: Aadhaar regulator Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) is working on a big plan. Users’ smartphones can be used as a universal authenticator. Currently fingerprint, Irish scan and One Time Password (OTP) are used for authentication. But, soon the authentication process from the smartphone can be completed.

Simply put, users had to undergo fingerprint or eye scans to avail benefits like rations and pensions. However, smartphones could soon be used in its place. For this, UIDAI is developing your smartphone as Universal Authentication.

Work to be completed soon
According to UIDAI, work in this direction is in full swing. Therefore, it is expected that this smartphone will soon be developed as a universal authenticator. People will not have to travel to the office or any other government institution to avail government facilities. The Aadhaar Card holder can verify the Aadhaar Card with a virtual smartphone while sitting at home.

Where you can use the smartphone as an authentication
Opening a bank account
Making ration cards and taking rations
Getting a new mobile connection
To make a pension
Making DL
Linking the pan

Authenticator to make 80 crore smartphones
At present there are a total of 120 crore mobile connections. It can use 80 crore smartphones authenticated. No further details have been released. It is also not clear how the smartphone will be used for authentication.

Aadhaar security became a problem
Security can be a major hurdle in making smartphones a base authenticate. Link to Aadhaar Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme. This has helped in curbing fraud worth around Rs 2 lakh crore. Aadhaar number is being used for KYC update as fast as banking and telecom industry. The country has a population of about 700 million and more than half of its bank accounts are linked to Aadhaar. For 3 crore pension account, 10 crore will be done after Aadhaar verification.

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