- Business Standard
Aadhaar authentication by pvt entities for delivering govt schemes proposed
The Information Technology Ministry on Thursday proposed rules that will allow private entities to carry out Aadhaar authentication for the delivery of benefits, services and subsidies offered by government departments.
Only government ministries and departments are currently allowed to undertake Aadhaar authentication "in the interest of good governance, preventing leakage of public funds, enablement of innovation and the spread of knowledge," said a government press release.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which is responsible for Aadhaar, has to be satisfied that a entity requesting to do Aadhaar authentication is compliant with standards of privacy and security specified by regulations.