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About 200 Cr Aadhaar Authentication Transactions Carried Out In Jan: Govt

In January, more than 1.37 crore Aadhaar cards were successfully updated following requests from the residents

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Aadhaar holders have carried out over 9,029.28 crore authentication transactions so far including 199.62 crore in January 2023 alone, said the Ministry of Electronics and IT in a notification. 

While a majority of the authentication transaction numbers were carried out by using biometric fingerprint, it is followed by demographic and OTP authentications. 

In the month of January, 135.53 crore biometric fingerprint-based authentications were carried out, an indication of its usage and utility in the daily lives of residents. 

Notably, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has already rolled out a new security mechanism for Aadhaar-based fingerprint authentication.

"The artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) based security mechanism developed in-house is now using a combination of both finger minutiae and finger image to check the liveness of the fingerprint captured," it read.

In January, Aadhaar saturation among all age groups climbed up to 94.65 per cent and the saturation level among the adult population is now near universal. In January, more than 1.37 crore Aadhaar cards were successfully updated following requests from the residents, it added. 

The ministry said that more than 29.52 crore eKYC transactions were carried out during January 2023. 170 entities including 105 banks live on e-KYC. By January end, the cumulative number of Aadhaar e-KYC transactions so far has gone up to 1412.25 crore.

Meanwhile, cumulatively, 1,629.98 crore of last-mile banking transactions have been made possible through the Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AePS) and the network of micro-ATMs, it added. 

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