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New Delhi, India, 2012/01/19 - Morpho (Safran group) announces the significant support role played by its technology in enabling the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to close 2011 with an important milestone of issuing its 100 millionth identification number - Morpho.co. PAR: SAF | SAFRAN
Morpho (Safran group) is pleased to announce the significant support role played by its technology in enabling the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to close 2011 with an important milestone of issuing its 100 millionth identification number. To date, 120 million numbers have been issued.
Officially launched in September 2010, Aadhaar is the world’s largest biometrics-based identity program. The identification number has the laudable objective of providing India’s 1.2 billion residents with secure access to benefits and services (education, telecom, medical care, banking and financial services) as well as political and economic rights.
The issuing of numbers has proceeded at a good pace as proved by this achievement by the Morpho-Mahindra Satyam consortium, which has played a pivotal role in the program for issuance of unique identification numbers.
“We are truly proud that our cutting-edge biometric technology has allowed the UIDAI to hit the 120-million mark in this large-scale project,” commented Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morpho. “This achievement highlights the efforts and commitment of all the partners involved to make the Aadhaar program a success.”
Successful issuing of the 120 millionth identification number is a significant endorsement of Morpho’s capability and its commitment to deploying highly sophisticated technology and expertise in biometrics while strictly adhering to the procedures and quality parameters prescribed by UIDAI.
The UIDAI plans to enroll 600 million Indian residents by March 2014.
Morpho (morpho.com), a high-technology company in the Safran group (safran-group.com), is one of the world’s leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho is specialized in personal rights and flow management applications, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as well as secure terminals and smart cards. Morpho’s integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and countries.
T: +33(0)1 58 11 87 44 / E : christelle.kinkead[.]morpho.com.