Developing on its vision of “Empowering residents of India with a unique
identity and a digital platform to authenticate anytime, anywhere”, the Unique Identification
Authority of India (UIDAI) today unveiled three new Aadhaar-Enabled Services and announced the
establishment of first set of permanent enrolment centres (Aadhaar Kendras).
The services that were launched today are Authentication services using Iris, Authentication service
using One Time Pin and eKYC service.
Launching the services, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia,
said,“The Aadhaar authentication and eKYC services launched today will give a boost to the use of
the Aadhaar identity platform for authenticating the identity of people. This is a transformational
initiative, and I am sure the Aam Aadmi will start reaping the benefits of the Aadhaar project in the
Authentication and eKYC services of UIDAI will help residents avail benefits of Aadhaar-linked
services and give public/private entities an economical, secure and flexible mode of verifying user
Underlining the key role these services will play in the future, Nandan Nilekani, Chairman UIDAI said,
“This is a major step in the direction of enabling Aadhaar holders to avail various services by using
the Aadhaar identity platform. It also makes sense for various user agencies (public or private) as
they can identify a beneficiary/customer using a fast, secure, economical and paperless format.”