With the aim of eliminating impersonation frauds during the recruitment process, RailTel has successfully executed the Automation Project for providing Aadhaar-Based Biometrics Services for impersonation control of candidates.
The successful execution of the ambitious project during the recently held Haryana Common Eligibility Test (CET)-2022 exam of the Haryana Staff Selection Commission, is a significant demonstration of RailTel's expertise in IT projects.
This is the first time when RailTel was entrusted by National Test Agency (NTA) to establish and authenticate Biometrics along with Aadhaar authentication for such a large number of aspirants.
According to RailTel, the objective of this project was to curb impersonation frauds and to identify imposters during the recruitment process so as to make it extremely reliable and flawless.
Earlier, NTA entrusted RailTel with the task of establishing the identity of the candidates before the examination and at the exam centres by capturing the Biometrics and face of the candidates appearing for Haryana CET–2022, along with the Aadhaar authentication of the same at the registration desks of the exam centres.
Biometric (thumb impression) and face of the candidates were once again captured in the examination halls, for verifying the genuineness of the candidates.
About 7.6 lakh candidates appeared in the Haryana CET-2022 exam and the exams were held in 658 examination centres spread across, 17 of the 22 districts of Haryana and biometrics was captured by 4,500 devices.
RailTel, a Public Sector Unit of Indian Railways, ensured the generation of Aadhaar Token/Virtual ID (in secured mode) from the Aadhaar numbers of the appearing candidates, who provided their consent for the use of the same for authentication, on a voluntary basis at the registration desks of the exam centres.
These services are being currently offered by RailTel to Madhya Pradesh State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd. (MPSEDC), Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation. (IRCTC), UTI Infrastructure Technology and Services Limited (UTIISTL), NTA, Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) and many more.
Talking about the project, RailTel chairman and managing director (CMD) Sanjai Kumar said, "RailTel is continuing to execute various projects in the IT domain for various organizations. RailTel’s capabilities on AADHAAR-Based Biometrics services for impersonation control of candidates in examination process can be leveraged by any state/central government agency for controlling and establishing the authenticity of aspirants."
RailTel CMD further said, "It is a cloud based solution, that is easy to deploy and can be customized to meet customer’s requirements. We are chasing more such opportunities to enhance our revenue stream. RailTel is committed to the National Digital Transformation process."
RailTel, the Telecom arm of the Railways, is one of the largest neutral telecom infrastructure and ICT solutions and services providers in the country, owning a pan-India optic fiber network covering several towns and cities and rural areas of the country.
Arun Kumar Das is a senior journalist covering railways. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
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