Aadhaar’s identity platform has encouraged experimentation and creativity in applications across the public and private sectors. A diverse set of uses has emerged in health, education, and governance, among other sectors. The evolution, operational performance, and impact of these emerging applications are important areas for further understanding.
DigiLocker is a cloud-based storage platform or “locker.” Launched in 2015, DigiLocker enables users to store, receive, and request documents digitally. Below we showcase available data on DigiLocker, including number of user-uploaded documents and number of registered users.
Users and uploads
The figure below shows the growth in number of registered users and user-uploaded documents on DigiLocker.
Online Registration System (ORS)
Patients with an Aadhaar number can register for a medical appointment using the Online Registration System (ORS). Below we showcase available data on ORS, including the number of hospitals on the ORS platform (by state) and the total number of appointments made using the platform.
Number of hospitals and appointments
The figure below shows the number of hospitals registered on the Online Registration System (ORS) by state, and the number of appointments taken through the system.
Aadhaar-Enabled Biometric Attendance System
The Aadhaar-Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) authenticates and records the attendance of registered employees on the system. Government offices or other registered organisations can use the system, supported by the UIDAI. The system logs the entry and exit of registered employees.
Registered employees and marked attendance
The figure below shows the usage of AEBAS by central government ministries in Delhi, showing the average number of employees registered by ministry, and the average percentage of employees with marked attendance on the system for the month of February.
News & Updates
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