People can use their thumbs to pay at stores, now, in India

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    People can use their thumbs to pay at stores, now, in India

    Indian Government has introduced various schemes and beneficial regulations to profit and help the citizens. One such scheme is the delivery of Aadhar card. Aadhar is a biometrics based authentication system for the citizens regulated by the government mainly to provide and identify beneficiaries for government schemes to the poor primarily and other purposes such as payment of income tax, distribution of free mid-day meals to school kids, etc. Post enrollment, one is provided an Aadhar number. Indian government intends to digitalize everything currently and has introduced Bhim, a smartphone app that lets citizens make cashless payments and transfer funds.

    But the Android and iOS versions of Bhim – Bharat Interface for money has to meet major downfalls which is – many citizens don’t use smartphones and those who use cannot afford data connections. The Prime Minister of India launched Bhim-Aadhar, a merchant interface for the Bhim app aiding the citizens to pay digitally at stores using their thumb imprints through a merchant’s biometric enabled device that could be a smartphone having a reader and running the Bhim app. Aadhar acts as the key to the functioning of the payment system. .“Any citizen without access to smartphones, internet, debit or credit cards will be able to transact digitally through the Bhim-Aadhaar platform,” the government outspoken. With Aadhar number linked to the bank account, transactions can be made at stores. After entering the number in a terminal, fingerprints and iris scanning is done to compare with the details stored in a central database.

    Activists concern the security of the data of the citizens as there is always misuse threat prevailing by hackers. Many users still complain about the inefficiency of the system and the odd connectivity found in urban and rural areas. So the government scheme based on biometrics is controversial. Though the Supreme Court has controlled the usage of biometric system, the parliament has permitted the Aadhar biometrics utility for other purposes and refined workforce is being continued for the anticipated count of addressing 400 million bank account customers linked with Aadhar (Bhim). The target is 25 billion digital transactions running through March 31, 2018. Mission accomplished or not, needs sufficient time to find out.
     
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    biometric system is good but must not be utilized for varied causes since there are demerits too
     
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