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Two more features of UIDAI ready to shake you.
First, these devices will tested for UIDAI Proof of Concept (PoC) project, which will says whether it is technically feasible for India or not. If everything goes well, hope so, then it will taken in implementation.
Biometric capability also adds up in these two features of UIDAI:
1. Authenticating a Person: Through UID number and internet connection, one will be able to authenticate a person against the supplied UID.
2. Anywhere: Online presence of UID authentication can provide a platform to authenticate a person almost anywhere in India; what you need is just an internet connection.
BMC chief has commented that the number will be issued to everyone irrespective of his/her nationality, which means all Bangladeshis residing in India will also be given the unique identification number.
This seems very strait forward; let’s hope it is! 🙂 The reason being UIDAI has never claimed of being card/proof identity or any kind of proof of being Indian national; it has recently mentioned that it’s sole purpose is to provide unique indenty every person in this country. These are steps of caushin taken by UIDAI, of course Mr. Nilekani has learned lessons from some countries doing such projects.
The number will not be a secret number as SSN in U.S. or SSIN in Canada, rather it will be more like your PAN used for Indian Income-Tax purposes, which can be shown to everybody without any fear of being misused.
Finally, Ernst & Young (here and here) is the one who will be doing automation part – project initiation, project planning, infrastructure and data warehouse setup, strategy planning and many more stuff.
I believe, this is only for the first bid and there should be many more bids and many more fights coming up.
So, wait and watch; and keep reading this blog!
Now it seems that UIDAI is going very very specific to its job; date of birth, place of birth and state will not be a part of it.
Furthermore, children will also get a number.
Since, for children the finger prints are still developing, there may be some change in the process for them.