CSC SPV Reinitiates Aadhaar Registration Works
CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd, a special purpose vehicle under Meity, restarts Aadhaar registration and other related works and the work is to be expanded across India. CSC SPV has signed an agreement with Aadhaar custodian, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to roll out Aadhaar enrolment, make changes and corrections in the profiles of the unique ID holders within its premises.
The Aadhaar enrolment work at CSCs in the rural areas came to halt when the data leakage and non-compliance with security standards set by the UIDAI made rounds about two years back. About 3.6 lakh CSCs are available across the country that offers government services online to people in rural areas and small towns. The unique ID registration work coincides with the Aadhaar project crossing the 125 crore mark. This indicates that more than 1.25 billion Indians have the 12-digit unique identity number.
Presently, Aadhaar is been used as the primary identity document. According to official data, Aadhaar based authentication services have been used nearly 37,000 crore times since its inception and lately, it receives around three crore authentication requests per day.
"We have restarted Aadhaar registration work from our headquarters in Okhla, Delhi. Soon, this facility will be started in CSCs in 27 state capitals and gradually this facility will be started in all district headquarters across India. We have received permission to offer this service within our premises. I thank Telecom, IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for reposing faith in CSCs and ensuring that we get Aadhaar registration work back," says Dinesh Tyagi, CEO, CSC SPV.