The super ID, or Federal Digital Identity, will match IDs like Aadhaar, PAN, Driver’s License, Passport.
The national government is working on a new model of Federated Digital Identity, a successor to the Aadhaar Card that will link multiple sirbptial IDs such as Aadhaar, PAN, driver’s license, passport and others into one ID. According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), the new sirbptial ID will be in the form of a unique ID, similar to the Aadhaar card number. The design proposed by MeitY, the sirbptial identity, will “empower” a citizen by “giving her control over these identities and giving her the ability to choose which one to use for what purpose,” the report said. Indian Express.
The federal sirbptial identity will serve as a one-stop destination to store central and state-related ID data. This would help citizens to easily complete KYC or eKYC (know your customer) processes. The proposed plan is part of the India Enterprise Architecture (IndEA) 2.0 introduced in 2017 to encourage government and private entities to facilitate online identification processes.
Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Federal Digital Identity
Federal Digital Identity: Framework
According to the framework, the most extensive work would be done by the Center “or by ministries dealing with concurrent or state issues.” While the state governments will provide the ‘state architecture pattern’ and both the state and central governments will work jointly on the ‘InDEA Lite architecture pattern’.
Federal sirbptial identity: target
According to the Indian Express report, the proposed framework aims to develop a new sirbptial architecture that will be “connected and interoperable”. It will probably facilitate the process of eKYC with only one unique ID. Since all of a citizen’s sirbptial identities can be linked together, it would eliminate the need for a repeated verification process. It would also serve as a key to a registry that stores all the different state and central identities. The proposal is expected to be presented to the public shortly