The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has proposed a concept of “federated digital identity” whereby a citizen’s digital identifiers such as Aadhar card and PAN card , could be stored via a single unique identifier.
The ministry believes that the umbrella digital identity will give people control over these identities and give them the ability to choose a particular one for a given purpose.
It will also be the key to a registry in which several central and state identities could be stored.
The digital ID can be used to use third-party services via consented eKYC and authentication, Indian Express reports.
As it is called, the India Enterprise Architecture (IndEA) 2.0 proposal was first introduced in 2017 with the aim of enabling the alignment of IT developments with the business forecast of government organizations.
The system now aims to establish a framework that can venture beyond organizational boundaries to provide comprehensive and integrated services to clients.
In addition, the project recommends three basic architectural models, one for the center, one for the state and for the small departments of the two levels of government.