TN plans unique number for each state resident -Divya Chandrababu

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published Published on Dec 30, 2022   modified Modified on Dec 30, 2022

-Hindustan Times

Chief minister M K Stalin had during the assembly sessions spoken of data-centric governance and the TNeGA department is responsible for driving all technology initiatives for the state Government. The data would be available in English and Tamil

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu e-governance agency (TNeGA) conducted a pre-bid meeting on Thursday as the state government is looking to build tools to create a unique individual number for each resident of the state, called Makkal (people) ID, under its larger project for a state family database (SFDB), officials said.

“Each resident should be provided with a unique individual ID known as Makkal ID,” reads the tender document. “Makkal ID should be generated as random numbers and not as a pattern-based number with encoded information or alphanumeric string.”

The TNeGA had issued a tender for the selection of a “system integrator” to implement and maintain a “master data management (MDM) and de-duplication tool” for the SFDB project. A resident/beneficiary data platform will be the core of the project, which will be the single source of resident data for Tamil Nadu.

As of now, the state government has a database of 70 million ration card holders who are enrolled in the public distribution system (PDS). Each of the departments of the state government has its own applications and associated databases so the selected system integrator is expected to compare all those databases against the PDS data and assign a Makkal ID, so that data exchange across these databases is seamless.

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Hindustan Times, 30 December, 2022,

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