AuthBridge partners with UIDAI, I-T dept for instant identity verification

CHENNAI: Gurgaon-based startup AuthBridge has partnered with Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and the income tax department to provide instant identity verification of people.

With the two partnerships, AuthBridge has been authorised to instantly verify the identity of Indian citizens using government-issued documents.

Instant identity verification makes it possible to quickly establish and verify a person’s identity using a passport, PAN or Aadhaar card.

Identity verification services are used by thousands of leading employers and service providers in India to verify the identity of their employees and contractors.

AuthBridge has been working with one of the leading online cab aggregators and a distance ride sharing service in India to address their instant identity verification requirements for drivers, employees and passengers.

AuthBridge’s access to the UIDAI API, including Aadhaar card numbers and fingerprints database, will help these service providers in identifying the identity of a passenger.

Ajay Trehan, founder and CEO, AuthBridge, said: “Companies are realising that if they are not checking and verifying a person’s identity first, then they might be checking the records for a wrong person. Our identity verification solution is designed to quickly raise a red flag if an identity-related document like Aadhaar card, PAN card and passport is forged, doctored or stolen.”

“The first level identity verification is gaining importance as on-demand services catch on in India, putting individuals in close contact with total strangers – drivers, home-delivery boys and other service providers. Companies cannot afford to compromise on their reputation or customers’ safety and hence the on-demand economy demands a better but quick background check,” added Trehan.