New Delhi, 01.06.2022

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) organized a Workshop on ‘Recent Initiatives for Simplifying Aadhaar usage’ on 1st June 2022 at Vigyan Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi. The event focused on sharing key developments and best practices in Aadhaar Usage adopted by various departments of the State/UT Governments. The event witnessed attendance of eminent personalities viz. Sh. Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog, Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary MeitY, Shri TV Somanathan, Finance Secretary, Dr Akhilesh Gupta, Senior Adviser, DST and Dr. Saurabh Garg, CEO, UIDAI  along with other dignitaries from State/UT and Centre Governments.

Aadhaar has forever changed the digital landscape of the country by building the Aadhaar based authentication and verification infrastructure. There are many Aadhaar innovations steered by State/UT government schemes using Aadhaar Platform which have shown the potential of being a game changer in achieving financial and social inclusion at grass root level.

In current times, Digital identity based systems play a pivotal role in the social and economic growth of any society. Aadhaar has proven to be one of India’s most important innovations. Aadhaar has given identity to a vast number of people who previously had none. It has bridged the digital divide by enabling e-KYC services, providing banking at the doorstep and through mobile phones, and facilitating cash transfer directly into the bank accounts of the needy and deserving recipients of the government’s numerous welfare initiatives.

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