DIRI has received a grant of $2 million from Omidyar Network. The grant would be effective for a period of two years.
On the occasion, a 'State of Aadhaar Report 2016-17' was also released. The report is a first of its kind overview of Aadhaar's technological and operational architecture, legal and governance framework. The report also looks into Aadhaar's application in financial inclusion, social protection and its emerging uses in other sectors. The report not just highlights the important areas for future research but also aims to promote a more data and evidence-centric understanding of the Aadhaar ecosystem.
The press statement released by ISB said that India has the largest biometric enabled digital identity system in use. This provides an enormous potential to conduct multi-disciplinary research with outcomes which will have important implications for India and the world.
(With Inputs from IANS)
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