India’s government has called a truce in the ongoing argument between the Ministry of Home Affairs’s National Population Register (NPR) project and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), reports the Indian Express.
Both agencies will continue on with their projects, collecting biometric data in the states in which they operate. They also agree to accept data that the other has compiled. Per the new agreement, however, the NPR database will be considered the authority if discrepancies arise.
The UIDAI is present in 16 states and Union Territories. By March it will have issued 200 million 12-digit Aadhar numbers. The agency is starting work on phase three of its project, which involves collecting five points of data to issue Aadhar numbers for 400 million citizens.
The NPR intends to register the entire population, collecting 15 data points for identification. It will hold camps across the country to register people. Those who already have an Aadhar number will not be required to resubmit the biometric data collected that was collected for that ID.
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