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UIDAI to allow Aadhaar authentication using face recognition
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Monday announced the addition of facial recognition-based authentication for Aadhaar users, especially those who have problems with other forms of biometric verification such as fingerprint or iris, and said it will be launched by July 1 2018.
“UIDAI introduces yet another landmark technology for authentication – Face Authentication. #AadhaarFaceAuth will help all elderly or other facing issues with fingerprint authentication. Service to be launched by July 1, 2018,” Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO UIDAI said in a tweet.
Aadhaar-Bank a/c linking deadline extended to March 31
The government on Wednesday extended by three months till March 31, 2018 the deadline for mandatory quoting of Aadhaar and PAN for all bank accounts and certain financial transactions.
The deadline was earlier December 31 for linking the 12-digit unique identification number with both Permanent Account Number (PAN) and bank accounts. However, the government extended the deadline last week for linking it with PAN till March 31.