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Aadhar Authentication Services at ECHS


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Aadhar Authentication Services at ECHS

1. Reference to e-mail forwarded from Regional Centre ECHS Bangalore on the subject.

2. In order prevent fraud and misuse of services in ECHS instructions have been received from Central Org ECHS vide letter No B/49779-Outsourcing/AG/ECHS/ADV dt 12 Mar 2024 in for Aadhar Authentication Services which will soon be implemented in a phased manner as under :-

(a) Phase-I. The following would be carried out:-

(i) Aadhar Authentication of all existing beneficiaries and all new ECHS applicants.

(ii) Aadhar Authentication of all ECHS beneficiaries for availing OPD and IPD services at empanelled hospitals and processing these claims by bill processing agency.

(b) Phase -II. The following would be carried out:-

(i) Aadhar Authentication for availing services at ECHS Polyclinics.

(ii) One in 24 hour authentication of all EcHS beneficiaries admitted at ECHS empanelled hospitals.

3. Aadhar authentication will take place in following manner:-

(d) Step-I. Biometric authentication will be carried out through Biometric activated KIOSK or NFC enabled mobile device which would be used as input devices at Polyclinic/ Empanelled Hospital/Service Hospital for authentication to be done on the screen or OTP based authentication.

(e) Step-ll. In case both Biometric and OTP authentication, the code from the ECHS card linked with the Aadhar number of the beneficiary is sent to UIDAI for authentication.

(f) Step-lll. Post authentication a yes/No response will be sent by UIDAI to the KIOSK/NFC enabled mob. In case the beneficiary chooses biometric, the yes/no response will be displayed on the screen. In case of OTP and OTP will be sent to registered mobile no which would be used to generate yes/no response.

4. Station Headquarters and Polyclinics are requested to sensitise the beneficiaries about implementation of Aadhar Authentication Service in ECHS with instructions to update their Aadhar Cards and ensure that it is linked to the registered mobile number.

5. For wide dissemination please.


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