The move comes as the government could not serve the free mid-day meals to the children due to the ongoing Covid pandemic.
Earlier, it was difficult for beneficiaries to check if their Aadhaar was linked to their bank account, as information regarding this was available only on the UIDAI website.
The result has been a steady increase in daily costs for low-and-middle-income Indian households as global oil and gas prices recovered to, and now climb past, pre-pandemic levels.
The senior IAS officer said that earlier, there was no mechanism in place to verify identity and bank details of the beneficiary.
The study raised concerns related to Aadhaar, including access to those in the bottom of the pyramid, quality of authentication, unclear financial benefits and security concerns.