The Unique Identification Authority of India, UIDAI, has asserted that its system is reliable and can achieve the task of providing unique ID cards to the entire population of the country. It dispelled fears that the biometric technology being employed for the Aadhaar project is flawed.

Amid concerns raised by the Home Ministry about the quality of data collected by the UIDAI, which could be a security threat, the body yesterday released a report titled the Role of Biometric technology in Aadhaar Enrollment.

The report confirms the high degree of accuracy of biometrics used in the UID project in the context of the large-scale enrollment across India.

The UIDAI study says that it has been affirmed that the authority’s biometric enrollment system is ready to handle
upto 10 lakh registrations per day and has 99.965 per cent accuracy in terms of duplication detection.

It says that the system meets the country’s requirements in terms of scale as well, with the database capable of accommodating 1.2 billion people.

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