India’s Aadhaar won the best emerging technology award at the recently concluded World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai. India was the ‘Guest of Honour’ country at the summit.
The summit acknowledged technology pioneers for providing global solutions to global challenges.
The Aadhaar project was recognised as the world’s largest biometric enabled identification programme, which provides access to service income tax, passport services, bank accounts, social services benefits aimed at providing 1.2 billion citizens unique identification card with fingerprint, eye-print and other vital data.
The initiative has been achieved through the role played by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
The award recognized the efforts of the Government of India’s invention and innovation in the field of technology and making the country completely digitalized.
India’s Umang App also won the best M-Government Service Award in the Accessible Government category.
The mobile application provides users a unified platform that combines government departments and services, facilitating transactions for citizens.
The award acknowledged Government of India’s efforts to provide convenient services to its citizens.
The awards were presented by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of UAE Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The summit was attended by several global delegates and speakers including heads of governments and representatives of 16 international organizations.
The 6th edition of the World Government Summit concluded recently on February 13, 2018. More than 140 countries participated in the event.