Aadhaar Not Mandatory for Registration on Co-Win Portal, Says Government

Aadhaar shouldn’t be obligatory for registration on Co-WIN portal, Union Minister of State for Well being Ashwini Choubey knowledgeable Lok Sabha on Friday. Offering particulars concerning the Co-WIN portal, which has been created together with the CoWin cellular app to streamline the COVID-19 vaccination drive in India, he stated it has been developed by the Ministry of Well being, Authorities of India with the assist from the United Nations Growth Programme (UNDP), India Workplace. 

On whether or not Aadhaar is obligatory for registering on the Co-WIN software, Choubey, in a written reply, stated, “No, Aadhaar shouldn’t be obligatory for registration on Co-WIN portal”. He additional stated {that a} complete Rs. 58.90 lakhs has been incurred on Co-WIN, as on February 1 this 12 months.  

On whether or not any privateness influence assessments had been carried out to develop the appliance, Choubey stated, “Sure, privateness influence assessments had been carried out for Co-WIN portal. For information security, information is encrypted utilizing a extremely safe key, no unauthorised entry to database on AWS server is allowed and restricted entry to relational database service (to lower the chance of malicious actions).” 

The Co-WIN software follows the privateness coverage as acknowledged within the Nationwide Digital Well being Mission (NDHM), he added. 

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