UID not to fail a child's test

Strategy report already incorporates the methodology in case of children


Samir Sachdeva | September 2, 2010

The fears expressed by various experts on non stability of biometrics and iris in case of children below 15 years may be true but the Unique Identification Authority (UID) has already incorporated the above concern in its various reports. The Demographic Data Standards and Verification procedure (DDSVP) Committee Report which was released in December last year explains the procedure for issuing the AAdhaar number in case of children and infants.

The report says that all children will be assigned a UID number and in their case details of parents will be captured to authenticate the child.

The UID number for children is also important as it will help in implementation of various schemes in area of education and health for the children.

UID authority acknowledges in the reports that Children’s fingerprints are not fully formed and hence cannot be used for de-duplication given current state of technology. Hence during enrollment, details of the parents will be captured in order to link the child to established UIDs so that either of the parents can be used to authenticate the child.

The authority plans to take the child's biometrics details when they are well  formed and only after the biometric capture the de-duplication process carried out. Until the child is bio-metrically de-duplicated, their UIDs will be flagged as “De-duplication not performed”.



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