Resident Data Hub to Store Aadhaar Linked Details - The New Indian Express

Resident Data Hub to Store Aadhaar Linked Details

Published: 25th January 2014 09:32 AM

Last Updated: 25th January 2014 09:32 AM

The  Odisha Government is setting up a State Resident Data Hub (SRDH) which will store all kinds of citizen data linked to Aadhaar on its servers.

Expected to be operational by middle of the year, the SRDH will function from the State Data Centre. The Information Technology (IT) Department which will have administrative control over the SRDH is securing huge server space since the volume of data to be stored is expectedly huge. Work order is being awarded for the SRDH establishment by the Department.

“Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra have already set up such hubs and Odisha will be among the first five States to implement it,” Secretary, IT Department, Madhu Sudan Padhi told mediapersons here on the sidelines of the Second e-Odisha annual summit.

The data hub will store every single information linked with Aadhaar card holders. Currently, LPG cylinder distribution is linked to Aadhaar under the Direct Transfer Benefit of LPG Scheme, while banks have started seeking linkage with the unique number. Soon all major transactions are expected to be connected to Aadhaar.

“There will come a time when owning a car, any other asset and property will necessitate linkage to Aadhaar. This will mean such information will be stored in the SRDH,” Padhi said. Since every government service delivery will also be linked to the UID number, the hub will become the storehouse of all citizen-related information.

The huge information, the Government hopes, will go a long way in making economic surveys and other baseline assessments easy before chalking out welfare policies. The data hub will be set up with funding support from the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) which is providing `10 crore for the purpose. Padhi said the SRDH is targeted to be completed by June-July.

Meanwhile, the e-district programme of the Government has been rolled out in 280 out of 317 tehsils where at least six different certificates are being issued online. The target is to reach the 300 tehsil mark which will be marked as 100 per cent.

Similarly, as part of the e-governance initiatives, the BSNL has been assigned the task of horizontal connectivity with government offices.

Padhi said at least 1266 offices of administrative departments and 200-plus police stations will be part of this wired connectivity project. All sub-registrar offices, treasuries, urban local bodies and community health centres will be covered by the connectivity.

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