In a bid to push government's efforts to encourage cashless economy in the country, soon your AADHAAR number could be used for payment and other transaction in the country.
"The Aadhaar-enabled transactions are card-less and pin-less. This would enable mobile android phones users to digitally transact using their Aadhaar number and fingerprint/iris authentication," Ajay Pandey, director general of the UIDAI told media.
"We are asking mobile manufacturers to see if all mobiles made in India should be inbuilt with iris or thumb identification system to as to help Aadhaar-enabled transactions," media quoted NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant as saying.
Mr Kant is a part of a panel, which will examine and implement digital payment system in the country in the coming year. The committee is headed by Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu.