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Aadhaar crosses new milestone. Details here

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) today announced that the Aadhaar project has crossed a new milestone achieved by crossing of the 125 crore mark. “This means that over 1.25 billion residents of India have the 12-digit unique identity,” UIDAI said in a press release

The Aadhaar, with a unique identity number, was introduced in 2009. It is the world’s largest biometric identification system.

It has now being used as the primary identity document by the Aadhaar holders, claimed UIDAI. “This is evident from the fact that Aadhaar-based authentication services have been used close to 37,000 crore times since inception,” the press release added.

At present UIDAI receives about 3 crore authentication requests every day.

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.

Source: Economic Times