Aadhar Card / UIDAI Biometric Card Enrollment in India Touches 500Mn

UIDAI Aadhar CardThe enrollment in the ambitious Indian Government’s Unique Identity Authority of India – UIDAI a.k.a Aadhar Card has touched 490Mn [little short of 500 Mn / 50 Cr] and is all set to reach the 600m targeted by Mar’14. As we have highlighted before, UID aims to lower fraud risks and its applications such as DBT help reduce government expenditure leakages; far outweighing its US$3bn cost.

The benefits of giving every Indian a unique identity (UID) through the biometrics based UID number which is almost impossible to duplicate. The US$3-3.5bn project has already seen 488m enrollments. The number is rising by about 25m/month with rising acceptance of the same across India. Multiple efficiency improving applications can be built on UID. Direct benefit transfer (DBT) is one of the most (more…)