The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has announced that its Aadhaar project has crossed 125 crore mark, which indicates that more than 1.25 billion people of India now have the 12-digit unique identity, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) said in a statement on Friday (12 December).
“The achievement comes along with the rapidly increasing use of Aadhaar as the primary identity document by the Aadhaar holders. This is evident from the fact that Aadhaar-based authentication services have been used close to 37,000 crore times since inception,” the Ministry said.
At present UIDAI receives about 3 crore authentication requests every day, it added.
UIDAI recorded close to 331 crore successful Aadhaar updates (biometric and demographic) till date, the Ministry said. Currently, UIDAI receives about 3-4 lakh Aadhaar updates request every day.
Aadhaar number is a 12-digit unique number issued by the UIDAI to the residents of India. Any individual, irrespective of age and gender, who is a resident of India, may voluntarily enrol to obtain Aadhaar number. Person willing to enrol has to provide minimal demographic and biometric information during the enrolment process which is totally free of cost.
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