Establishing identity a cellphone call away: Nilekani
New Delhi: Establishing the identity of any
person would be a cellphone call away once the ambitious
Unique Identity Project (UIP) becomes operational, perhaps
making it the first such initiative across the world.
The UIP, which aims to build a database on details of
every Indian resident, will provide authorities to cross-check
identities of persons they are dealing with using a cellphone,
Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) Chairman Nandan
Nilekani said here today.
"If anybody wants to confirm the identity of a person,
all he has to do is to take the thumbprint or fingerprint of
the person on a cellphone and send it across to the central
database and receive authentication within seconds," he said
delivering the CSIR Foundation Day Lecture here.
He said the UIDAI was in the process of designing and
developing systems that will make such navigation possible.
Nilekani said that UIDAI would perhaps be the first body
in the world to make available online authentication where
agencies can compare demographic and biometric information of
the resident with the record stored in the central database.
However, the online authentication would be done only
through a `Yes or No` response and the UIDAI will not share
resident data with the authorities, he said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Over 60 cadets killed in Pakistan police academy attack
- DNA: Exclusive report on the extreme sacrifices made by ITBP soldiers
- Watch: PM Narendra Modi's ''progressive'' remark on triple talaq
- I pay my tribute to martyr Naresh Pal: PM Narendra Modi
- Some people are creating confusion between me and my father: Akhilesh Yadav
- Explosion in Delhi's Naya Bazar, one killed; anti-terror wing, Special cell at spot
- This is why Cyrus Mistry was removed as Chairman of Tata Sons!
- WATCH: Akhilesh Yadav's emotional speech revealing the real reason behind Samajwadi Party crisis; he was about to cry
- Prompt action on border pushes Pak to offer olive branch, says both sides need to 'formalise' 2003 ceasefire
- 7th Pay Commission: Committee on Allowances proposes hike in HRA for central govt employees