New guidelines for Requesting Entities providing Aadhaar authentication services to residents


The Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeiTY) on January 23, 2023, notified of the requirement to obtain residents’ informed consent either on paper or electronically before carrying out Aadhaar authentications, the same has been highlighted in its new guidelines for Requesting Entities (REs).

It has further asked REs to provide effective grievance-handling mechanisms for residents and cooperate with UIDAI and other agencies deputed by it for any security audit as required under the law and regulations.

The REs are engaged in providing Aadhaar authentication services to residents. The REs are responsible for submitting the Aadhaar number and demographic/ biometric OTP information to the Central Identities Data Repository for the purpose of authentication.

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