UIDAI deliberates on five focus areas including resident centricity and facilitating ‘Ease of Living’
UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) decided to work on five core areas to provide continued support to residents in their daily lives, improve data security, and play a stellar role in furthering the cause of good governance as Aadhaar saturation hits near universal among the adult population.
Five core areas are – resident centricity, expanding Aadhaar usage, security, and privacy, continuous technology upgrades, and collaboration with global economies to achieve SDG 16.9 (provide legal identity for all).
These five areas were discussed in a daylong brainstorming session in Kevadia (Gujarat). Saurabh Garg, CEO of UIDAI, said there is and will always be a focus on how to make life easier for residents and make their experience with services better.
Aadhaar is constantly being explored and adopted to make life easier and business easier. With its sandbox environment, startups, professionals, and companies can explore and test innovation applications for Aadhaar. From expanding e-KYC adoption to popularizing offline verification for better service delivery to residents, UIDAI will strive to expand the use of Aadhaar in multiple ways.
Aadhaar has emerged as a tool for good governance, empowerment, and service delivery. Since the first Aadhaar number was generated in 2010, UIDAI has issued over 1.35 billion Aadhaars and carried out more than 88 billion authentication transactions so far, indicative of how it is touching residents’ lives. UIDAI has also executed over 710 million Aadhaar updates following requests from residents since 2010.
UIDAI will be at the forefront of technology up-gradation to further enhance data security and privacy, seamless service delivery, and proactively address new-age cyber security risks.
The UIDAI urged residents who obtained Aadhaars 10 years ago and haven’t updated them since, to update their documents. Residents can update their Aadhaars by uploading supportive documents (proof of identity and proof of address) either online through the myAadhaar portal or offline by visiting the nearest Aadhaar center.
**News Source: PIB India**