India-based 4G Identity Solutions has won a US$6 million contract from the state government of Andhra Pradesh.
4G ID says the contract is for the consolidation and de-duplication of an existing database of 82 million citizen demographic details with iris codes of 56 million citizens. It adds: “These people were enrolled in separate regional databases over the last four years. Due to the limitations of the original enrolment application, the databases could not be consolidated, nor could they be checked for fraud resulting from duplicate enrolments. 4G ID will be responsible for performing iris matches in search of duplicate enrolments. In addition, 4G will be employing demographic matching software to search for duplicate enrolments in records where no irises were enrolled.
In addition to consolidating the existing databases and identifying existing fraud, 4G ID is tasked with creating a web-based online enrolment application to support a Citizen designed to serve every citizen of Andhra Pradesh. This application will support enrolment, fraud screening, and management reporting. It will also be capable of integration with applications from the Housing Department and the Rural Development Department. This deployment will be the largest unique ID management system in the world.
“This Citizen ID database can be used as the basis for identifying and authenticating a person for delivering various government services through a single system, rather than all government departments duplicating efforts in creating infrastructure, systems and procedures,” says Dr Sreeni Tripuraneni, CEO. This project will set a benchmark not only for other state governments in India but also for many of the developed and developing nations where billions of dollars are spent on various government schemes and services.”