Morpho provides unique identity to 3.5 million people in India
Safran group subsidiary Morpho, which is providing the technology for issuing the 12-digit unique identity numbers under the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Wednesday said that over 3.5 million people have already been covered under the scheme.
"Morpho's latest-generation technology deployed by the Mahindra Satyam has played a pivotal role in the programme for de-duplication of the biometric records, enabling issuance of unique identification numbers," the company said in a statement.
Officially launched in September 2010, this is the world's largest biometrics-based identity programme, it added.
The programme, also known as Aadhaar in Hindi, aims to deliver a unique number to each Indian resident which will provide highly secure access, using fingerprint and iris recognition.
"We are truly proud that our cutting-edge biometric technology has allowed the UIDAI authority to reach the two million milestone in this large-scale project," said Morpho chairman and chief executive officer Jean-Paul Jainsky.
"This achievement highlights the efforts and commitment of all the partners involved to make the Aadhaar program a success," he added.
The programme plans to issue 600 million Aadhaar numbers over the next four years.
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