IDENTITY India is a conference and exhibition of public sector identity applications in the Indian market and the opportunities they present for government, commercial end-users, solutions providers and systems integrators. This pioneering event focuses on the use cases of secure ID, authentication and transactions in the world’s largest market for identity applications. IDENTITY India 2022 is supported by National Informatics Centre (NIC), under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India.
The objective of the IDENTITY India conference and exhibition is to explore latest developments in government identity, while highlighting initiatives and lessons learned in India. The event forms a platform to exchange information and share experience about identity developments and initiatives in Asia, Europe and Africa through consultation and cooperation between the key stakeholder groups in the identity ecosystem, including:
From national government identity initiatives to delivery of local and municipal government services, to commercial know-your-customer (KYC) and customer authentication applications, IDENTITY India is the only pan-industry conference and exhibition for solutions providers to engage with end-user customers and understand the full spectrum of business opportunities in the world's largest market for government and commercial identity schemes.
The conference will bring together Government of India officials, identity authorities and decision-makers, relying parties from India's secure identity and payments businesses, local and international technology innovators, integrators and solutions providers.
IDENTITY India is a unique opportunity for identity authorities, relying parties, service providers, identity technology companies and industry thought leaders to share two days of learning, analysis and insightful debate. Please view our conference program for details.
Growth in Identity Schemes
In addition to the national e-Passport program, updating of the national census and the national population register, and the introduction of biometrics for air travel, India has a variety of functional identity schemes for specific applications. Planning for state-level schemes for identity registers and identity cards in the north-east and coastal areas are expected to be the precursor to a national identity card scheme.
Digital Census 2023 and NPR
The 16th Indian Census, delayed by the pandemic, will restart in 2022 beginning with collection of household data and followed by the population enumeration phase in 2023-24. India’s last census was carried out in 2011 when the total population was estimated to be 1.21 billion; it is now greater than 1.3 billion. The 2021 census will use mobile apps to transition from a paper census to the first digital census. As part of the census, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will also update the National Population Register (NPR), last updated in 2015.
Aadhaar and NPR
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has agreed to the “voluntary” use of Aadhaar 12-digit unique numbers for the Registrar General of India to compile the National Population Register (NPR). The NPR database is expected to contain 15 categories of demographic data while biometric details will be sourced from the UIDAI.
Proposed Multipurpose Identity Card
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has proposed a single multipurpose ID card be issued to every citizen with secure storage of personally identifying information (PII) for foundational and functional identity schemes including passport, Aadhaar, driving licence, voter card, PAN and more. Such a proposal would likely require integration of India’s multiple side load functional identity databases.
IDENTITY India is the only pan-industry conference and exhibition exploring secure identity, authentication and transactions use cases across public and private sector applications in India. With a 2-day program covering different industry sectors on each day, IDENTITY India offers unique sales and marketing channels.
The target audience for IDENTITY India are Government of India officials, identity authorities, end-users for customer authentication or KYC schemes, and identity systems integrators and solutions providers. APSCA India has invited government identity experts from India and around the world to speak in the conference.
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