Software services company MindTree on Thursday said it has bagged a multi-crore IT deal from the Nandan Nilekani-headed Unique Identification project.

As part of the deal, MindTree will develop and maintain applications for the Unique Identification (UID) project, also known as Aadhaar, MindTree said in a statement.

The exact financial details of the contract were not available.

The application will capture and manage data from different sources.

The project will involve designing, developing, testing, maintaining and supporting the Aadhaar application to provide help desk services from UIDAI’s Bangalore Technology Centre.

The contract is part of several multi-million dollar deals that are expected to be outsourced by the UID Authority.

“It is not just a matter of business for us; it is an opportunity to serve the nation. This partnership further affirms MindTree’s commitment and focus in the Indian market,” MindTree President and CEO (IT Services) Anjan Lahiri said.

The Aadhaar project will authenticate every Indian in terms of his or her identity, based on biometric verification.

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