The government is trying to change how it conducts fingerprinting on biometric passports.
The process, which requires a court order, has been a source of frustration for Indian citizens, with many fearing the procedure could lead to identification fraud.
Now, a new study by a research group at the University of Illinois has suggested that the government is moving toward a biometrically secure biometric system that could reduce fraud.
The researchers say they have found a way to bypass biometric screening altogether, allowing the government to use fingerprint scanners instead of biometric systems, in order to better identify those who have been detained.
The new system, they say, would also be safer for the people who use it, with the government no longer requiring the fingerprint of every person who comes through the system.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that a biographic passport will be a “new and exciting technology” for India.
The government, for its part, has said the system will improve security.