New Delhi: As part of the Central government’s preparations to celebrate India’s 75th year of Independence as Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, one key area of focus is innovations in technology and elevating service delivery to the next level.
It’s also an important year for Aadhaar, as it is transitioning to the next decade of its existence, with a renewed objective to further improvise resident experience and various services offered by the UIDAI.
On this occasion, UIDAI will be hosting ‘Aadhaar Hackathon 2021’ from October 28 to 31. According to a Ministry of Electronics & IT release, the hackathon is targeted at young innovators who are still at various Engineering institutes and eager to step into the real world.
The Aadhaar Hackathon will be based around two topics – ‘Enrolment and Update’ and ‘Identity and Authentication’.
Enrolment and Update will cover some real-life challenges faced by the residents while updating their address, while under Identity and Authentication UIDAI is soliciting innovative solutions to prove identity without sharing Aadhaar number or any demographics information. It will also look for innovative applications around face authentication API, the newly-launched authentication modality of UIDAI.
UIDAI has been reaching out to young minds of all Engineering colleges with different challenges which have to be solved through innovative technological solutions. Winners of each theme will presented prize money and other lucrative benefits.
UIDAI is encouraging participants to form teams and apply their minds.
Details of the event and online registration form are available at https://hackathon.uidai.gov.in/.