Aadhaar services can now be used for certain online services of the Delhi government as the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has given its approval to the Industries Department in the Union Territory. After approval from UIDAI, Aadhaar services can be used to avail eight online services, including conversion to freehold, and payment of dues and refund requests. Aadhaar users who opt to use the 12-digit Unique Identification Number for these services will be asked for their consent to access the details.
According to a PTI report, the Industries Department of the Delhi government has now received UIDAI’s nod to use Aadhaar details for eight online services. These include payment of dues and returns, application for possession and extension of time for construction, among others.
Before using Aadhaar details, users will be asked for their voluntary consent. They will also be briefed on the process along with detailed information on how the Aadhaar data will be used by the government.
Further, government officials have assured that it will neither display the Aadhaar number anywhere nor store it in the Aadhaar data vault, providing complete security of any user’s Aadhaar details.
The notification issued by the government also assures that in case of failure of Aadhaar-based authentication, users will not be denied services or benefits.