Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Friday, 14 July 2017

Making Aadhar Omnipresent ?

And making it a  FAIT  ACCOMPLI  ?

A 5 judge bench of the Supreme Court well soon hear a petition on the alleged “ illegality / un-constitutionality “ of Aadhar

In the meantime , following news caught my eyes :

Hindustan Times ( 14 July ) headline :

“ Govt slams states over slow progress in Aadhaar linking “

Scores of students in government schools across the country may be deprived of mid-day meals if their states continue the slow progress in getting them enrolled under Aadhaar

Business Line ( 14 July ) headline :

“ Open Aadhaar enrolment centres in branches , UIDAI tells banks “

The Unique Identification Authority of India ( UIDAI ) has asked private as well as public sector banks to set up Aadhaar enrolment facility in at least one out of 10 branches in the coming weeks

At present , there are 25,000 active enrolment centres across the country….

There are 120,000 bank branches………..


Now consider this :

·         Aadhaar enrolment centre consists of,

A physical space ( 10 feet by 20 feet room ) for waiting of applicants

#  2 / 3  computers to enter data ( name / address / DOB etc ) , of applicant

A device to record Finger-Print and Iris Scan

#  6 / 8 employees to man the Centre

Already Smart phones are available with Bio-metric Readers ( Finger print + Iris scan )

If these phones were pre-loaded with an app { OMNI-DHAAR ? } , where the owners ( and their friends ) can enter ( type ) the desired DATA , then such a Smart phone can morph into a Aadhaar Enrolment Centre !

Omni-dhaar will instantly transmit the data entered to the Central Server of UIDAI for verification / confirmation ( ie: no duplication ) / dispatch of Aadhaar Card

Imagine , millions and millions of Aadhaar Enrolment Centres – without incurring of any expense on part of the government !

And those millions of students will persuade their parents to buy them a smart-phone , loaded with “ Omni-dhaar “ !

Only last week , Karbonn has already come out with a smart phone with

#   pre-loaded BHIM mobile wallet app

#   Biometric Reader

 So , what I am suggesting is not much “ out of place “ !

And the government would not have to worry about the Supreme Court striking this down , as “ un-constitutional “ !

15  July  2017