With more than 1.15 billion residents enrolled, Aadhaar is the world’s largest national digital identity platform. Aadhaar’s database and applications are supported by a complex ecosystem of processes and actors. Research can play an important role in strengthening Aadhaar’s technical and operational architecture.
Aadhaar enrolment began in September 2010 and has been increasing steadily over the years.
Growth in Aadhaar Enrolment over time
The figure below illustrates the growth of Aadhaar enrolment from 2011 to 2016.
State-wise distribution of Aadhaar enrolment
The figure below visualises inter-state variation in Aadhaar enrolment and enrolment across age groups.
Aadhaar enables government and private sector entities to authenticate individuals against their Aadhaar records. The UIDAI provides two types of Aadhaar authentication services: “Yes/No” authentication and electronic Know Your Customer (e-KYC).
Authentication trends over time
The figure below charts the number of Yes/No authentications and unique Aadhaar numbers authenticated.
e-KYC for financial transactions
The figure below shows the increase in e-KYC verifications over time, as reported by the National Payments Corporation of India.
News & Updates
This report presents key findings and recommendations with respect to Aadhaar authentication through biometrics from various Proof of Concept (PoC) studies conducted by UIDAI. The studies examined different methods and…Read more