During Governer’s Address 2013 and Budget Speech, 2013-14, it has been announced that the State will create the State Resident Data Hub (SRDH) as a unified data repository with biometry enabled citizens data derived from the National Population Registry to service all departments. Now it is renamed as “Makkal”
Makkal Application is a unified Aadhaar enabled Data base of all citizens. This repository will be accessed made available to all departments which deliver services to citizens. It will help the Government in better targeting, effective service delivery, greater accountability and more efficient monitoring of schemes. It is also proposed to use it to put in place a biometric or Aadhaar based payment system to disburse welfare benefits to citizens.
The Makkal Application aims to enable the State to:
- 1. Manage complete State Level Resident Data in a digitized, centralized and secured manner.
- 2 .Utilise Aadhaar number to uniquely identify citizens (the beneficiaries of different schemes implemented by Government).
- 3. Integrate Aadhaar enabled National Population Register (NPR) data with departmental utility databases on a real time basis.
- 4 .Incorporate Aadhaar authentication into various departments.