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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…

‘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…

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…

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…

Ration cards to be linked to UID to check rice scheme misuse

  Minister of State for Food and Civil Supplies Dinesh Gundu Rao told reporters here on Friday that the department is taking steps to link all ration cards to Unique Identity (UID) numbers which is currently being given by the Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI). But, he did not reveal whether the department would…


NIST readies new standards for biometric ID cards

Federal agencies looking to incorporate iris recognition authentication add-on capabilities to their Personal Identity Verification cards will soon get some expert help from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

In July, NIST is set to release a key biometric reference that federal and federal contractors can use to develop identification cards under the Federal Information Processing Standard 201 (FIPS-201), Personal Identity Verification.


NIST readies new standards for biometric ID cards — FCW.

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