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Aadhaar authentication of senior citizens should be only by Iris scan

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Crores of Senior citizens like me face a problem with finger print authentication of Aadhaar since lines on the finger tips have got blurred due to age. The appliances used for finger print capture used by Cellphone operators,Banks,Passport issuing authorities and even UIDAI enrollment centres are not able to capture the finger prints of senior citizens,as a result Aadhaar authentications fail. However, verification by Iris scans are successful.

The problem is only UIDAI enrollment centres and Passport outsourced agencies like TCS have such a facility for Iris scanning.Cellphone operators,Public Provident Fund offices, Banks and scores of other agencies do not have Iris Scan facility.As a result millions of senior citizens can end up losing their cellphone connections because of finger print authentication failure of their Aadhaar and this will have a dominoe effect on their PAN card,Bank accounts,pensions,PPF etc.

Unless the Government intervenes immediately in the matter and ensures Aadhaar verification using Iris scan there would be chaos in the society in the next few months.Why should senior citizens be made to run around from pillar to post due an improper implementation of an otherwise a good security feature like Aadhaar ?


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