Sat. Feb 23rd, 2019

UIDAI changes Aadhaar authentication rules.Facial recognition is must for new mobile SIM.

UIDAI has added fresh changes in Aadhaar authentication rules for security reasons.

The new feature of face authentication is in addition to authentication by fingerprint/OTP/iris. To avoid any inconvenience, it has now been decided to roll out the face authentication rule in a phased manner.

With effect from September 15, all telecom operators will have to perform at least 10% of total monthly authentication using face authentication, failing which they will be fined.

With effect from September 15, all telecom operators will have to perform at least 10% of total monthly authentication using face authentication, failing which they will be fined.

How new system will work?

UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said that whenever an individual would seek authentication based on Aadhaar, the authorised device will be used for the purpose and also capture a picture of the face of the individual. The photo, along with the fingerprint or iris scan, would be sent to UIDAI, which will verify the details on its database, and thereafter send a confirmation of the authenticity of the individual based on the above. After successful e-KYC authentication, the telecom operator also has to capture live face photo in addition to the photo captured for face authentication. The operator is supposed to verify the live photo with the photo received in e-KYC befor your SIM card is activated, t.

UIDAI says this process has to be followed for all customers for issuance of SIM cards. The authentication process is very sophisticated and will not be impacted by changes to a person’s face, say, growing a beard.

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