Transactions done through Aadhaar authentications have reached close to 312 crores since its inception on 31st May, 2014, according to Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Law and Justice.
“Total number of transactions on Aadhaar platform has reached 131.11 crore and total amount involved in those transactions is Rs 37,184.81 crore. We have saved amount of about Rs 36,000 crore from Aadhaar based transactions,” the minister tweeted.
In 2014, transactions done with the help of Aadhaar were merely 8.82 crore. Besides this, the number of eKYC transactions has also gone from 0.03 crore to 34 crore as of 31st October 2016.
According to the minister, 32 crore people have linked their bank accounts to Aadhaar. There are 1.05 billion Aadhaar users in the country.
From the next academic year, it will be mandatory to provide Aadhaar number to get admission under the Right to Education (RTE) in Karnataka.
The state’s Department of Public Instructions (DPI) has made Aadhaar mandatory for the child and for one of the parents to obtain a seat under the 25 per cent RTE reservation in private unaided schools.
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) of Delhi is also set to install “Aadhaar-enabled” biometric attendance systems in all its offices.
SDMC plans to use 1,000 such devices at SDMC headquarters, zonal offices, schools, health units and the corporation’s various other offices.
The move has been conceived to ensure punctuality and help in management of records.
In order to check attendance of field workers, the new system will include a tablet-based integrated attendance device with fingerprint scanner also.