Safety check! Govt to link DL with Aad­haar

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New Delhi: The gov­ern­ment will soon start link­ing driv­ing li­cences with Aad­haar cards, Elec­tron­ics and IT Min­is­ter Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Fri­day. “It would be done soon to check the men­ace of mul­ti­ple li­cens­ing,” he said while in­au­gu­rat­ing the Haryana Dig­i­tal Sum­mit-2017.

“I have al­ready had a word with Min­is­ter for Road Trans­port and High­ways Nitin Gad­kari, and the process to link the two would be set in mo­tion soon,” he added.

He re­it­er­ated that the data around Aad­haar is se­cure. The bio­met­ric in­for­ma­tion that in­cludes iris scan and fin­ger­prints is stored in an en­crypted form and is se­cure, he said. “If you look at the phys­i­cal card, it has my photo, says I am a male and has my per­ma­nent Patna ad­dress on the back. It does not have de­tails like names of my par­ents, caste, re­li­gion, ed­u­ca­tional qual­i­fi­ca­tion, fi­nan­cial in­come, etc. None of the things by which you can be profiled is men­tioned on the Aad­haar card,” he said.

Aad­haar is a dig­i­tal iden­tity which con­firms the phys­i­cal iden­tity with the help of bio­met­rics, and there are laws to check unau­tho­rised us­age of Aad­haar, he said.

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