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UIDAI launches three new Aadhar services for online identity authentication

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Unique Identifcation Authority  of India has introduced three new Aadhar enable services on 25th May 2013. These three services are e-KYC, OTP authentication and Iris authentication which will enable the citizens of India to authenticate their identity from anywhere through a digital platform.
Along with this the UIDAI has announced to set up 300 Aadhar-kendras which will serve to those who were left out during the enrollment process which was organised in the past. This number is estimated to increase to 1000 by september this year.
Moreover an e-kyc will provide the residents with an electronic copy of their identification. This service can be installed by various agencies for verifying the identity and address of the residents. The primary information like name, address, date of birth, gender mobile etc which were registered during enrollment will be available through this service.
This enables the residents to authenticate their identity for availing Aadhar-enabled services by providing a combination of Aadhar number + One Time Pin, received on their registered mobile number.
Iris authentication also uses the combination of Aadhar number as well as the Iris image like the OTP (one time pin) authentication although the authority will not share the demographic details of the resident.
Keeping in line with this, the newly established Congress government is also trying to implement their scheme through Aadhar. Siddarmaiah CM of Karnataka has expressed his desire to link the their Re1 per kg rice scheme with Aadhar.

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