India issues 100 millionth UIDAI number and reaches important milestone

Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and CEO, Morpho

Morpho  announced that its technology played a support role in enabling the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to close 2011 with an important milestone of issuing its 100 millionth unique identification or Aadhaar number. The issuing of numbers continues to proceed at a good pace with one million being enrolled per day, a significant achievement by the Morpho-Mahindra Satyam consortium, which has played a pivotal role in the program for issuance of unique identification numbers.

Jean-Paul Jainsky, chairman and chief executive officer of Morpho, said: “We are truly proud that our cutting-edge biometric technology has allowed the UIDAI to hit the 100-million mark in this large-scale project. This achievement highlights the efforts and commitment of all the partners involved to make the Aadhaar program a success.”

Officially launched in September 2010, Aadhaar is the world’s largest biometrics-based identity program. The identification number has the laudable objective of providing India’s 1.2 billion residents with secure access to benefits and services (education, telecom, medical care, banking and financial services) as well as political and economic rights.


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