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Accenture bags Aadhaar deal in Punjab

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on April 10, 2013 Published on April 10, 2013

Accenture has been selected for a 12-month contract to provide technology and management consulting services in Punjab under the Aadhaar biometric identification programme.

The technology and consulting major will help the State Government identify eligible citizens and eliminate duplicate and incorrect records for the Department of Food and Civil Supplies, as per a company statement. However, the financial details were not disclosed.

Accenture will deploy a biometric-based service delivery model, which will reduce the cost of service delivery by using direct, Government-to-citizen payments.

Biometric-based authentication will replace the paper-based verification being done for residents adding to their convenience, said Parminder Singh, Nodal officer, Registrar UID (Aadhaar) Punjab cum Joint Secretary Food & Supplies Department, Punjab Government.

Aadhaar is the unique identification project conceived by the Planning Commission to provide identification for each resident across the country.

As the project manager, Accenture also will help the State increase citizen awareness on the goals and objectives of Aadhaar, and support the Government with any required legal and policy changes, the statement added.

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Published on April 10, 2013
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