UIDAI on Thursday said it follows a “stringent enrolment and updation Procedure” for issuance of All Aadhaar cards, Also has blacklisted over 50,000 operators for various Offenses, amid reports of a breach in its enrolment software.
The exceptional Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said its enrolment software comes with necessary safeguards and checks to protect against any manipulation, as it discredited the claims from the report as “baseless and false”.
The announcement comes following reports of alleged tampering of this Aadhaar enrolment software and being offered in the black market, which purportedly bypasses operators’ biometric authentication and facilitates issuance of Aadhaar cards without any documents.
“Additionally, all such enrolment attempts get rejected and Aadhaar isn’t generated. As on date over 50,000 operators have been blacklisted,” the UIDAI additional statement said. The UIDAI said its system matches all of the biometric, which is 10 fingerprints and both irides, of a resident enrolling for Aadhaar with the biometrics of all Aadhaar holders prior to issuing the 12 digit identifier.
“No operator could make or upgrade Aadhaar unless the resident himself or herself gives her or his biometric. Any enrolment or upgrade request is processed only once biometric resident is authenticated,” UIDAI said.
Detailing the rigorous procedures followed by it, UIDAI stated before processing of their enrolment or updation action, the operator’s biometric and other parameters are also assessed. Only once all tests are shown to be prosperous, enrolment or updation petition of resident is further processed.
“A number of these tests include biometric test of operator, validity of operator, enrolment system, enrolment agency and registrar, that can be verified in UIDAI’s backend system before further processing is finished. In situations where any of the tests fails, the enrolment request gets rejected and action against such operator is accepted”, UIDAI added.