Accenture awarded year-long contract for Aadhaar ID system in Punjab
Accenture has been awarded a year-long contract from the Punjab Government for technology and management consulting services to reengineer and implement the way beneficiary programs in Punjab are implemented under the Aadhaar program.
According to the company, this biometrics service delivery model will provide the government with a simplified process for targeting beneficiaries, and is set to ensure the accurate inclusion of recipients and reduce cost as well as trace service delivery.
Specifically, Accenture says it will leverage its Accenture Digital Government Services for this contract.
“The delivery of government to citizen services and benefits efficiently will pave the way in ensuring economic inclusion. Technology will aid the process and create significant cost savings that can be used for other development activities,” Nilaya Varma, managing director with Accenture’s Health & Public Service operating group in India said. “We are honored to partner with the government in this important initiative.”
As project manager, Accenture will also help the state increase citizen awareness on the goals and objectives of Aadhaar, and will also help support the government in the case of any legal or policy changes.
Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, Accenture, Morpho and HP were collectively awarded a contract to maintain the European Visa Information System. The contract is for three years with a possible one-year extension, with a maximum value of US$93 million.
Also, in 2012, The TSA awarded Accenture a five-year contract to create an identity management and credentialing system for those working in secure areas in the American transportation system.