Since the first announcement in September 2010, more than 1 crore Aadhar IDs have been issued by the Unique ID Authority, and over the next five years, it intends to issue 600 million UIDs. At the Aadhaar Development Track conference organized by NASSCOM in Bangalore yesterday, key personnel from the authority including Head of Technology Srikanth Nadhamuni, Chief Product Manager Sanjay Jain and Pramod Varma, Chief Architect, enlightened developers about how the system actually works. The UID Number The UID number, which is the key demographic element of the system, is a randomized 12 digit number which is independent of the user’s data, meaning that it does not depict any of the information provided by the user such as a region code or his/her date of birth, which might make it guessable. It does not follow a regional bifurcation unlike systems where…
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