Digital India: Aadhaar E-KYC Transactions Rise Over 18 Per Cent To 84.8 Crore In Q3 Of FY23
Adoption of Aadhaar based e-KYC is witnessing a continuous progress, and in the October-December quarter (Q3) of FY 2022-23, more than 84.8 crore e-KYC transactions were executed using Aadhaar, a growth of 18.53 per cent over the Q2 (July-September) of the current financial year, an officilal release said on Friday (27 January).
In December alone, 32.49 crore e-KYC transactions were carried out using Aadhaar, over 13 per cent more than the previous month, the Ministry of Electronics and IT said in a release.
The ministry said that Aadhaar e-KYC service is increasingly playing an important role for banking and non-banking financial services by providing transparent and improved customer experience, and helping in ease of doing business.
In October, the number of Aadhaar e-KYC transactions were 23.56 crore and in November such transactions went up to 28.75 crore, before jumping further in Decembejr.
According to the ministry, 169 entities including 105 banks are live on e-KYC.
Adoption of e-KYC has also significantly reduced customer acquisition cost of entities like financial institutions, telecom service providers and others.
By the end of December 2022, the cumulative number of Aadhaar e-KYC transactions so far has gone up-to 1382.73 crore, the ministry said.
An e-KYC transaction is executed, only after the explicit consent of the Aadhaar holder, and does away with physical paperwork, and in-person verification requirement for KYC.
Similarly, Aadhaar authentication transactions too are witnessing a growing adoption and usage among residents.
In the month of December alone, 208.47 crore Aadhaar authentication transactions were carried out, nearly 6.7 per cent more than the previous month, the ministry said.
Most of these monthly authentications were carried out by using biometric fingerprint, followed by demographic and OTP authentications.
So far, cumulatively nearly 8829.66 crore crore Aadhaar authentication transactions have been executed by the end of December 2022. It shows how Aadhaar is playing an increasing role in financial inclusion, welfare deliveries, and to avail several other services, according to the ministry.
More than 1,100 government schemes, programs and in the country run by both centre and states have been notified to use Aadhaar.
The digital ID is also helping various ministries and departments in the centre and at states in improving efficiency, transparency and delivery of welfare services to the targeted beneficiaries, the ministry said.
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