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    Aadhaar

    Aadhaar is a 12 digit individual identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India on behalf of the Government of India.

    Aadhaar Holder

    Aadhaar Holder is an individual who holds an Aadhaar Number.

    Aadhaar Number

    Aadhaar Number is the unique identification number issued to a resident by UIDAI

    Aadhaar Enabled Services

    Aadhaar Enabled Services is services provided by an Authentication User Agency to Aadhaar Holder, using the Aadhaar Authentication Services of UIDAI.

    Aadhaar Authentication Services

    Aadhaar Authentication Services is the authentication services provided by UIDAI and used by Authentication User Agency where the personal identity information of / data of an Aadhaar-holder (who is a beneficiary, customer, employee or associate of the Authentication User Agency is matched with their personal identity information / data that is stored in the UIDAI’s Central Identity Data Repository in order to provide Aadhaar enabled services to such Aadhaar holder.

    Aadhaar Seeding

    Aadhaar Seeding means linking Aadhaar holder’s Unique 12 digit AADHAAR number with their Personal Identification Documents or Benefit Cards such as:

    • Scholarships
    • Pension ID
    • MNREGA Job Card
    • LPG Consumer ID
    Authentication

    Authentication means the process of verifying the UID number of a resident with reference to his biometrics.

    Authority

    Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)

    Aadhaar Authentication Services

    Aadhaar Authentication Services is the authentication services provided by UIDAI and used by Authentication User Agency where the personal identity information of / data of an Aadhaar-holder (who is a beneficiary, customer, employee or associate of the Authentication User Agency is matched with their personal identity information / data that is stored in the UIDAI’s Central Identity Data Repository in order to provide Aadhaar enabled services to such Aadhaar holder.

    API or Application Programming Interface

    An application programming interface (API) specifies how some software components should interact with each other.

    ASA or Authentication Service Agency

    An organization or an entity providing secure leased line connectivity to UIDAI’s data centres for transmitting authentication requests from various AUAs.

    AUA or Authentication User Agency

    An organization or an entity using Aadhaar authentication as part of its applications to provide services to residents. Example: Bank

    Authentication Data Packet

    Authentication Data Packet is a data packet which has been created based on pre-defined protocol (data elements, order of data elements, etc), prescribed by UIDAI from time to time and which contains Personal Identity Data (PID) collected from Aadhaar Holders for the purpose of Aadhaar Authentication.

    Authentication Device

    Authentication Device is a terminal or device from where the Authentication User Agency carries out its service/business functions and interacts with Aadhaar Holders, by seeking authentication of Aadhaar Holders identity to enable the Authentication User Agency’s business function.

    ATM

    Automated Teller Machine

     
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    BC or Business Correspondent

    Business Correspondent is a term for banking channel for rural India.

    B-FTE

    Biometric Failure to Enrol

    BFD Best Finger Detection

    Best Finger Detection means identification of the best finger(s) to improve authentication accuracy and hence be more inclusive in supporting Aadhaar authentication across all sections of society.

    BPL

    Below Poverty Line

    Biometric Information

    Biometric Information shall mean ten finger prints and iris image of aresident, captured by UIDAI, as a part of the enrolment process for issuanceof Aadhaar Number.

    Biometric Data

    Biometric Data refers to the facial image, iris scan and fingerprints collected by the Enrolment Agency from the enrollees based on the standards prescribed by the UIDAI and by following the process laid down for the purpose. The data collected is passed onto the UIDAI as per the process prescribed.

     
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    CSC

    Common Service Centres operating as franchisees of Service Center Agency (SCA) within a State, as part of the CSC Scheme of the National E-Governance Plan of India.

    CSO

    Civil Society Outreach, an invitation undertaken by UIDAI to get learnings from NGOs on issues related to Migrant labour, homeless etc.

    CGHS

    Central Government Health Scheme

    CSV

    Comma Separated Variables or values, a simple file format for Computer which is widely used due to ease.

    CIDR or Central ID Data Repository

    CIDR is the data centre/s where data of resident enrolled is stored and accessed from.

     
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    De-duplication

    De-duplication is the process of using the Demographic and Biometric data collected from an enrollee to check against rest of the data so as to avoid duplicate enrolments.

    DoB

    Date of Birth

    Demographic Data

    Demographic Data refers to the personal information collected or verified by the Enrolling Agency based on the data fields prescribed by the UIDAI and by following the process laid down for the purpose. The data collected is passed on to the UIDAI as per the process prescribed.

    DIT

    Department of Information Technology

    DDSVP or Demographic Data Standards and Verification Procedure

    The UIDAI set up the Demographic Data Standards and Verification Procedure Committee (Data standards committee) chaired by Shri N. Vittal. The Data Standards Committee submitted its report on December 9, 2009.

     
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    e-KYC

    Electronic Know Your Customer - an electronic substitute which is instant and paperless for industry use to meet KYC requirement of Banking, Telecom etc.

    ECHS

    Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme.

    eGoM

    Empowered Group of Ministers.

    Enrolment

    Enrolment refers to the exercise of collection of demographic data after verification, collection of biometrics, and the allocation of the UID number after de-duplication.

    Enrolment Centre

    Enrolment Centre refers to the premises located in the area where the enrolment is being carried out. One Enrolment Centre can host multiple Enrolment Stations.

    Enrolment Station

    Enrolment Station refers to an individual enrolment booth/enclosure inside the Enrolment Centre. The capture of Demographic and Biometric data is done in this Station.

     
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    FPIR

    False Positive Identification Rate which describes the proportion of identification transactions by users not enrolled in the system, in which an identifier is returned.

    FI- Financial Inclusion

    Programme of banking industry to expand banking to rural India.

    FTE or Failure to Enrol

    Failure to Enrol refers to the failure of the biometric system to form a proper enrolment template for an end-user. The failure may be due to failure to capture the biometric sample or failure to extract template data (of sufficient quality)

     
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    G2C

    Government –to- Citizen or transactions of Government which are targeted to large population.

    G2G

    Government-to-Government are those transactions that are with Central or State Government.

     
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    Introducer

    Introducer is a person of credibility and local presence who is authorised by the Registrar (Govt. And other agencies who verifies and assure identity of another resident.)

    IFSC

    IFSC or Indian Financial System Code which is the code used by banking industry to identify a particular Branch.

    IOCL

    Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

    ISO International Standards Organization

    ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. International Standards give state of the art specifications for products, services and good practice, helping to make industry more efficient and effective. Developed through global consensus, they help to break down barriers to international trade

     
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    KSA or KYC Service Agency

    A valid ASA who has been approved and has signed the agreement to access KYC API through their network

    KUA or KYC User Agency

    A valid AUA who has been approved and has signed the agreement to access KYC API

    KYR or Know Your Resident

    On the lines of KYC of Banking Industry like eg Ration Card Number or welfare beneficiary identity number

    KYR+

    Fields required in addition to KYR fields required by the Registrars

     
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    MNREGA

    Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

    Manual

    Enrolment Manual

    MoU

    Memorandum of Understanding

     
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    NGO

    Non-Government Organization

    NPR

    National Population Register, which is a programme of Registrar General of India/Census Office for enrolling and assigning ID numbers to residents

    NREGA

    National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

     
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    OTP – One Time Password

    OTP is a onetime personal identification number generally, sent to the mobile phone number for authentication framework.

    Operator

    Operator is the person employed by the Enrolment Agency and engaged in the capture of Demographic and Biometric Data.

    ORGI

    Office of Registrar General of India

     
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    PID or Personal Identity Data (PID)

    Aadhaar-based Personal Identity Data /Information including biometric and demographic information as well as the OTPused for Authentication

    PoC

    PoC or Proof-of-Concept is a programme undertaken in a smaller denomination to test the usefulness of the programme.

    PoR

    PoR or Proof of Relation is used in the context of minor getting enrolled in UIDAI.

     
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    Resident

    Normal resident of India

    RFP

    Request for Proposal which is the term to denote tender or procurement formalities

    RGI

    Registrar General of India

    RSBY

    Rashtriya Swasthya Bhima Yojana

    RDPR

    Rural Development and Panchayati Raj

    RBI

    Reserve Bank of India

     
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    STQC

    STQC or Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification : Directorate Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) Directorate is an attached office of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology(DeitY), Government of India, provides quality assurance services in the area of Electronics and IT through countrywide network of laboratories and centres.

     
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    TIN

    Temporary Identification Number provided by RGI

     
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    UIDAI

    Unique Identification Authority of India

    UID

    Unique Identification

    UNICODE

    Globally accepted standard definition of local language characters in a Computer system. Character sets defined by Unicode Consortium.

    USB

    Universal Serial Bus

     
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