New Delhi: A consortium led by Mahindra
Satyam -- Morpho, Accenture and L1 Identity Solutions have
bagged the contract to implement the core biometric
identification system for the `Aadhaar` programme of UIDAI.
The initial phase of the contract will run up to two
years and a total of 200 million residents are expected to be
de-duplicated by a combination of the three Biometric Solution
Agencies in the first stage of the program.
"The entire selection process was completed in record
time of three months and many new international benchmarks,
including one of the lowest prices for de-duplication have
been achieved," Unique Identification Authority of India
spokesperson Awadhesh Kumar Pandey said.
He said the multi-modal system and allocation of
de-duplication transactions among the three agencies based on
the performance of each system is being attempted for the
first time in identity resolution systems anywhere.
The scope of work for the Biometrics Solution Providers
will include the design, supply, installation, commissioning,
maintenance and support of multi-modal Automatic Biometric
Identification Subsystem (ABIS) and multi-modal Software
Development Kit (SDK) for client enrolment station,
verification server, manual adjudication and monitoring
function of the UID application.
These functions would go into creating the ability of
UIDAI to ensure de-duplication during the allotment of UID
numbers based on the biometric information collected from the