NEW DELHI: To support Digital India and Make in India programmes, hardware industry body MAIT in association with Intel and Datamini launched a mobile tablet which has got fingerprint scanner for Aadhaar authentication.
The tablet is likely to be priced at around Rs 13,000 and can be used for initiatives such as direct benefits transfer (DBT) via Aadhaar-linked savings bank accounts.
Launching the device, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said the government’s entire focus is on DBT across board and the key to that is the ability to have machine like this one.
“We must understand that a machine like this radically reduces the cost of transaction,” Kant said.
The device, can also be deployed in the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana’ (PMJDY), to extend banking services to the rural and urban poor; make wage payments linked to Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS); deliver subsidised foodgrains to BPL families via the e-PDS (Public Distribution System); monitor public health services under the National Health Mission (NHM) and so on.
“Intel actively collaborates with the government, educational institutions and civil society organisations to empower local communities through the use of technology. The launch of the Intel architecture-based Datamini Janunnati Pad is another step towards supporting the vision of Digital India,” Debjani Ghosh, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group & Managing Director, South Asia – Intel, and President, MAIT said.