The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has finalised a list of 15 training agencies that are authorised to provide training to various categories of personnel working for enrolment agencies.
Enrolment agencies will capture demographic and biometric information of residents and send it to UIDAI's central database to enrol residents for `Aadhaar', the UIDAI's unique 12 digit number.
"Since the enrolment process requires a certain amount of technical as well as soft skill to ensure quality and accuracy of the data, the UIDAI has stipulated mandatory certification for all the personnel involved in the enrolment process," UIDAI DG, RS Sharma said.
UIDAI has also appointed a testing and certification agency to conduct on-line testing to assess the individual's ability to carry out enrolments according to its prescribed standards.
Although UIDAI has not mandated training, it had issued an expression of interest (EoI) for empanelment of training agencies on the basis of technical competency criteria set out in the EOI.
The training agencies empanelled with the UIDAI include: All India PTU DEP Association, Aptech Ltd, CDAC, Cavalier India, Everonn Education Ltd, Ecit, CMC Ltd, Hero Mindmine Institute, India Can Education Pvt Ltd, Manipal K12 Education (P) Ltd, Manipal Education, NIIT Ltd, Tata Interactive Systems, DOEACC Society and Crux Management.
"Registrars and enrolment agencies can avail the services of any of these empanelled training agencies to develop the skills of their personnel," Sharma added.