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Centre to soon link Aadhaar with driving licence: Prasad

Press Trust of India  |  Gurugram 

The Centre will soon start linking driving licence with Aadhaar, Electronics and IT Minister said today.

"It would be done soon to check the menace of multiple licensing," he said after inaugurating the Summit-2017 here.

"I have already had a word with Union Minister for Road Transport and Nitin Gadkari, in this regard and the process to link with driving licence would be set in motion soon," he said.

Referring to the debate on security of data, Prasad said the biometric information -- which includes iris scan and fingerprints -- is stored in an encrypted form and is very secure.

"If you look at the physical card, it has my photo, says I am a male and has my permanent address at the back. It does not have details like names of my parents, caste, religion, educational qualification, financial or health records. None of the things by which you can be profiled are mentioned on the card," he said.

He added that "Aadhaar is a identity" which confirms the physical identity with the help of biometrics and there are laws in place to check against unauthorised usage of Aadhaar.

The central government has linked PAN card to Aadhaar to stop money laundering, an official statement quoting him said.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and state's Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain, were also present at the Summit, organised by the state government.

Prasad said the Central government had selected 48,000 seats in BPO industries in small cities of the country.

Asking the chief minister to promote BPO industry in cities like Rohtak and Jhajjar, he gave the assurance that his ministry would support the state government in this regard.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 18:22 IST