Aadhaar enrolment: Elderly also hope for some relief

HYDERABAD: Even the elderly people are not exempted from biometrics. “Due to old age, finger prints vanishes, skin around the finger tips become feeble, and we have to suffer as the finger print scanner fails to record the information,” S Venkateswarlu, 72, a retired employee said.

We will write a request letter for biometric exception options for elderly, he added.

As per the notification of UIDAI, rag pickers and daily wage labourers are exempted from fingerprints for Aadhaar registration.

Experts say that Iris cameras, in general, take a digital photo of the iris pattern and recreate an encrypted digital template of that pattern.

Such encrypted template cannot be re-engineered or reproduced in any sort of visual image.