The Distinctive Identification Authority of India, the company that administers Aadhaar, has proposed to permit individuals to completely lock their biometrics, and likewise to introduce a mechanism for offline Aadhaar quantity verifications, utilizing a system referred to as Aadhaar Quantity Seize Service Token or ANCS Token.
“The Authority might allow an Aadhaar quantity holder to completely lock his biometrics and quickly unlock it when wanted for biometric authentication. All biometric authentication in opposition to any such locked biometric information shall fail with a “No” reply with an acceptable response code,” the UIDAI stated in its Draft Aadhaar (Authentication and Offline Verification) Rules, 2021, that are meant to interchange the Aadhaar (Authentication) Rules, 2016.
In case of a locked Aadhaar, the UIDAI will permit the resident to authenticate utilizing Digital ID or different means.
These proposals have been put up within the draft by the UIDAI on Might 20 for public session.
The ANCS is described as an “encrypted Aadhaar quantity generated for an Aadhaar quantity by the Authority for completion of an authentication transaction. ANCS Token shall be legitimate for a brief time period