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Iris scans gets a thumbs up from US Gov NIST; Welcome to the party 10 years late.

A new report by biometric researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) uses data from thousands of frequent travelers enrolled in an iris recognition program to determine that no consistent change occurs in the distinguishing texture of their irises for at least a decade. These findings inform identity program administrators on how…

More than 400 mn Indians have Aadhaar numbers

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has issued more than 402.9 million Aadhaar numbers till date and the body will achieve the target of 600 million enrolments by 2014. “UIDAI has reiterated that the target of 60 crore Aadhaar enrolments will be achieved by 2014. More than 40 crore 29 lakh Aadhaar numbers have been issued till date…

‘UID enrollment low in posh areas’

There are two factors working here 1) that the goal of UID is to reach and enable the poor to access services but 2) that a lot of the wealthy in India do not want the system to be able to track all bank accounts and land transfers. Data sourced from BMC, the implementing agency for…

Come September, cash subsidy for LPG to reach Rs 1.4 cr consumers

The Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dr M Veerappa Moily has given go ahead to roll out  Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme in 35 more high Aadhaar coverage districts on Sept 01, 2013 in the existing DBTL States. With this total number of districts to be covered by DBTL Scheme comes to…

Maharashtra to disburse Salary through Aadhaar linked Bank Accounts

Maharashtra became first state to disburse Salary through Aadhaar (UIDAI) linked Bank Accounts. State Government of Maharashtra initiated a program “UID for faster Salary” for its employees in the state. The objective is to process salaries only for those employees, who are enrolled under Aadhaar program. Maharashtra became first state to disburse Salary through Aadhaar linked…

SAP powered by Aadhaar UID

SAP India to enable Union govt to improve operational efficiency of various health programs. TracOHealth leverages the power of Aadhaar (UID) to uniquely identify beneficiaries and has been designed with the ability to work even in the remotest corners of the country. Powered by SAP HANA, with both web and mobile interfaces, TracOHealth provide real time analytics…

Rs. 138 Crore has been transferred in the hands of LPG Consumers

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Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme in 20 high Aadhaar coverage districts   benefitting 73 lakh consumers (7.3 million). The scheme aims to curb leakages and prevent black-marketing and provide subsidy to consumers in their bank accounts. 1.72 million Aadhaar linked domestic LPG consumers have got an advance in their bank account and on the delivery of…

DBT rollout: Key department shifted from Planning Commission to Finance Ministry

Shifting the department that is managing the Direct Benefit Transfer program out of planning and into the Finance Ministry is a good idea. I was sort of surprised to see it living in the Planning Commission in the beginning. The DBT program has covered over 2.8 million LPG transactions valued at R 116 crore in seven weeks. It said the location…

Aadhaar to be linked to services

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Chief secretary R S Sharma, who was earlier the director general Unique Identification Authority of India ( UIDAI), has given a deadline of December 2013 to all the government departments to ensure that the service delivery is linked with Aadhaar cards completely by that time. Sharma said Aadhaar should be made compulsory in issuance of driving licenses, land registration,…

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