Aadhaar enrollment touches the 125 crore mark
NEW DELHI: Enrollment in the Aadhaar project has crossed the 125 crore mark, close to ten years after its launch.
The unique identification authority of India (UIDAI) which administers the Aadhaar project has said in a statement “The achievement comes along with the rapidly increasing use of Aadhaar as the primary identity document by the Aadhaar holders.”
Aadhaar-based authentication services have been used close to 37,000 crore times since inception and present UIDAI receives about 3 crore authentication requests every day, the statement added.
The 12 digit identity number which was launched from Tembhli, Nandurbar in Maharashtra in September 2009 has been linked with government welfare payments along with income tax returns and Permanent Account Number. It has also been reallowed to be used by banks and telecom companies as a means for customer identification through electronic means.
The statement added that residents are more inclined on keeping their details in Aadhaar updated. “UIDAI recorded close to 331 crore successful Aadhaar updates (biometric and demographic) till date. At present, UIDAI receives about 3-4 lakh Aadhaar updates request every day.”