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Ministry of Health authorises Pharmacy Council of India to perform Aadhaar authentication

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry has authorised the Pharmacy Council of India (PCl) to perform Aadhaar authentication on voluntary basis for the purpose of authenticating the officials, faculty and students on the portal for capturing the attendance of the faculty through biometrics using Yes, No or / and eKYC authentication. A Gazette notification in regard to this was also published on November 23, 2023.

 

As per the notification, this is permitted for authenticating the officials, faculty and students on the portal; and for capturing attendance of the faculty through biometrics using Yes/No or/and e-KYC authentication facility.

 

 The Pharmacy Council of India shall adhere to the provisions of Act, Rules, Regulations or Guidelines made thereunder and directions with respect to use of Aadhaar authentication as laid down by the UIDAI/Central Government from time to time, it added. 

 

This measure aims to enhance security and ensure accurate identification within the system to modernise attendance tracking and streamline administrative processes. 

 

This story is sourced from ANI.

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