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Aadhaar the most used ID for voting in Hydrabad

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More interesting is that Aadhaar is the most prolific ID shown for voter proof even more so then the voter ID card. With 650 million Aadhaar issued and millions of rupees being directly transferred to accounts per month. The Bombay High Court on April 16 directed the Maharashtra government to facilitate the bank account opening of…

Smartcards are good — Aadhaar is better

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While the smartcards are good replacing the card with Aadhaar is a better long term option. The replacement cost for the cards is significant and becomes a burden on the system that is not necessarily required. It also delays the government from focusing on the longer term systemic problem of inadequate infrastructure and the disenfranchisement…

Aadhaar Facts – Nine Most Common Myths about Aadhaar

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Answers to common myths of Aadhaar. One key fact that I find interesting is thus far Aadhaar has only spent $640 million since 2009. At about $1.08 per Aadhaar  it is by far the lowest cost national ID of any system in the world. While being the lowest cost ID it is one of the…

Aadhaar a struggle of identity — Part 1 Identity

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Over the coming weeks I am going provide some of my thoughts around identification (ID) and ID solutions. A critical understanding about ID systems can be neatly boxed into a single statement: Things you know; things you have; and things you are. But more on this later. Almost from the beginning, Aadhaar (in India) has struggled…

Aadhaar-linked accounts to be basis for mobile payments

I do find it interesting that everyone in the development community is focused on mobile payments and yet the attachment of a higher level of verification using biometrics and a randomly generated 12 digit number and it is a target at every turn. Over 30 million linked accounts to start DBT payments in most countries…

Deadline for Aadhaar Cards on February 28, 2014 in West Bengal

The West Bengal government set February 28 as the deadline for distributing Aadhaar cards among all Bengal residents, prompting many to wonder about the feasibility of covering over six crore people in little over five-and-a-half months. Providing Aadhaar numbers to all citizens above the age of five is the precursor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s dream project…

Aadhaar recognizes 1,600 more transgender persons

This is an ongoing update of Aadhaar and UID. In that in October of 2011 there had already been over 12,500 issued as transgender to various communities around the India. Life is a daily struggle for transgender and Hijras through out the world but especially in India which makes the foresight of the UID team…

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…

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