The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is expected to issue a biometric identity card to all its citizens on October 30.
It will be issued to people who are aged 15 years and above and to their spouses, the people’s representative said on Monday.
Aadhaar is a digital signature system for obtaining a driver’s licence and passport.
The process of making the biometric information is similar to the process used by banks and insurance companies.
It is similar in some respects to the system of biometric ID cards used in other countries.
However, Aadhaar is not mandatory and the UIDAI has not said when or how it will issue the card.
The system is expected in place by the end of the month.
The UIDAI is expected under the National Health Guarantee Act to have a central repository of biometrics records.
The repository will be in the central database, the biometrical records of which will be stored in a central centralised database, UIDAI said.
UIDAI plans to digitise all biometrically verified documents, it said.
The government has promised to digitize all biometric data within 10 years.