About 500 missing kids traced through Aadhaar: UIDAI

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By Press Trust of India|Updated: 24th November 2017

About 500 missing kids traced through Aadhaar: UIDAI

NEW DELHI: As numerous as 500 missing kids have actually been traced over the last couple of months through Aadhaar, the CEO of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Ajay Bhushan Pandey, stated today.

“Over the last couple of months, more than 500 missing kids have actually been recognized through Aadhaar,” he stated resolving a session at the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS) 2017. Describing this, he stated this taken place in circumstances where a child discovered in an orphanage went through Aadhaar enrolment and it was discovered that his/her 12-digit biometric identifier had actually currently been made. “… through that we have the ability to trace,” Pandey stated.


On a lighter note, he stated the script of traditional Bollywood potboilers about brother or sisters reuniting and separating after years would now need to be re-worked with Aadhaar in the photo.

India is amongst the countries with the biggest variety of kids worldwide, with about 40 percent of the 1.2 billion population being listed below the age of 18, inning accordance with 2011 Census.

Inning Accordance With CRY (Child Rights and You), an NGO working for child rights, the variety of kids who went missing out on and stay untraced throughout the nation increased by about 84 percent in between 2013 and 2015. It priced estimate federal government information to state about 180 kids go missing on a typical every day.

Speaking at the session on ‘Digital Identity for All: Global Best Practices’, Pandey even more stated the overall conserving up until now on account of Aadhaar was over USD 10 billion as its linkages to different federal government plans had actually assisted get rid of “duplicates and ghosts” from the system.

As soon as Aadhaar is connected to more federal government programs and aids, the cost savings might be USD 10 billion every year, he stated.

Overall Aadhaar base presently stands at 1.19 billion, Pandey stated including that 99 percent of grownups have Aadhaar.