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How the UIDAI Aadhaar hackathon is being organised in 2021

October 30, 2021

Members of the winning teams will be invited to the first-ever worldwide conference on Aadhaar 2.0, according to the UIDAI

UIDAI is hosting the ‘Aadhaar Hackathon 2021’ from October 28 to October 31 to commemorate the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and promote a culture of innovation among Indian youth. The UIDAI has launched the ‘Aadhaar Hackathon-2021′ in order to improve residents’ experiences and how they interact with enrolment and authentication software platforms through technical advancements. The Hackathon will begin on October 28 at midnight, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) last week. The hackathon consists of a variety of problem statements that are divided into two categories: enrollment and authentication.

UIDAI will reward the winners of each topic with prize money and other advantages. The first prize is for Rs 300,000, the second prize is worth Rs 200,000, and the third prize is worth Rs 100,000. (for two teams). Members of the winning teams may be given the opportunity to work with the Aadhaar team to develop the next generation identity and authentication platform as part of the Aadhaar 2.0 effort, according to the UIDAI. Members of the winning team will also be invited to attend the first-ever worldwide conference on Aadhaar 2.0.

“As Aadhaar is already empowering residents, I wish all the best to these participants and hope that our young innovators, the building pillars of ‘New India,’ will come up with some outstanding approaches/solutions to strengthen the current ‘Aadhaar infrastructure,’ which will ultimately benefit residents in deriving maximum value from ‘Aadhaar’ related services,” said Dr Saurabh Garg, CEO, UIDAI.

The UIDAI’s rules are as follows:

• A team with a maximum of 5 members can be formed.

• A college of engineering can enter more than one team.

• A student can only be a part of one team at a time.

• Each team member should be a graduate of the same engineering school.

• To register, participants must have a valid Aadhaar number.

• To confirm their inclusion, each team must solve at least one problem statement from any of the themes.