The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has awarded a contract to consulting firm Accenture to implement the core biometric identification system in support of the ‘Aadhaar' programme that aims at providing all citizens with a unique identification number.
Under the terms of the initial contract, which will run up to two years or until 20-crore enrolments (whichever comes first), Accenture will build a new system to help manage identity-related de-duplication and verification requests from public and private organisations.
The company will also assist UIDAI in performance benchmarking and management of data quality for continuous improvement of the biometric solution, in addition to operating and maintaining the system. The Accenture team includes Daon, a leading global provider of biometric technologies, and MindTree, a Bangalore-based global IT company that delivers innovative technology solutions.
Keywords: Aadhaar project