Friday, April 20, 2018

UIDAI Updates Aadhar QR code for offline verification

UIDAI has introduced an new updated 'QR code' on Aadhar card which will now have details like name, address, photo, and date of birth.Earlier Photograph was not embeded in QR code .For  offline user verification can be done  without  providing the 12-digit aadhar number. number.

This would be especially handy for establishing the identity with non-statutory entities, say, the likes of online shopping portals when delivering goods.

Aadhaar holders can download and print their biometric ID with the QR code from the website of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) or its mobile app.
A QR code is a form of barcode label which contains machine-readable information.
Users can manually blacken the Aadhaar number and use the printout with the new QR code for establishing their identity, offline too.

For example, when an online shopping delivery delivers the item and  delivery man asks for ID, Aadhaar holder can show him the printed QR code which when scanned (through an updated QR code reader on Aadhaar site) would read non-sensitive information.With this name, address, date of birth and photo, can be feteched and thus easily identity, It will also ensure that Aadhaar holder is genuine and not using any tampered ID documents.

Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO of Aadhaar-issuing body UIDAI, said: "The offline QR code is a landmark development which will allow everyone to establish their identity through offline verification without giving out Aadhaar number".
He added: "Only in those places where Aadhaar number is required under the law including banks, telecom companies, or for availing subsidies, one will have to go through the authentication process.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

TRAI new portal for tariff for all Telecom Operator

TRAI has came with new portal , for now, is in beta stage and displays all the regular tariffs, STVs (special tariff vouchers), promotional tariffs and value-added service plans. The motive to the portal is to display the tariff of all the operator on single portal

Currently , Trai will be collecting extensive feedback from the public, and in the future, the regulator will add all the circle plans in the portal, but it’s going to take a while. As of now only operators of DELHI circle is added .

 Trai has made this website in downloadable format where user can download the tariff in excel format This  would help the consumers do a comparative analysis.

The stakeholders and public should give Trai the feedback on the initiative within 15 days. The feedback could be of the look, feel and utility of the portal. Post the feedback, Trai will be add other circle’s tariff plans.