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 telecom, health, education, and governance, among other sectors. The evolution, operational performance, and impact of these emerging applications are important areas for further understanding.
The main benefit of Aadhaar within the telecom industry has been the use of e-KYC. E-KYC was officially recognized as a valid proof of identity and address starting in late 2016.
Use of Aadhaar e-KYC
Our data shows that among respondents who received their SIM cards in late 2016 or after, about half used e-KYC in all three states.
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.
News & Updates
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