Accenture has won a one-year contract to help a city in India implement a system for verifying its residents“™ statuses using biometrics and the country’s 12-digit individual identification number.
Project goals also include determining eligible program beneficiaries of the Punjab Department of Food and Civil Supplies and address duplication and incorrect records via the Aadhaar voluntary ID system, Accenture said Wednesday.
The company plans to use its digital government services offering for the biometric systems project.
Parminder Singh, a nodal officer with the department, says the city intends to replace its paper-based verification and authentication with a biometric-based service delivery model for Aadhaar
Nilaya Varma, Accenture managing director for health and public service group in India, said the company is aiming to help the government deliver services to citizens through technology.
“We are honored to partner with the government in this important initiative,” Varma said.