In its order with the intent to implement data purity in the state, the Ministry of Information and Technology on Thursday directed TNeGA’s data engineering team to manage and maintain the departments on the data exchange protocols, saying that the government said that the owner of all data, she now instructs TNeGA to obtain an electronic copy of the data.
TNeGA would process the data made available by the departments and issue binding guidelines on data standards to all departments, in particular with regard to the provision of copies, corrections, collection, format, metadata, transmission, use, storage and security.
All departments have been instructed to appoint a joint director-level officer as a point of contact and to appoint a technical person from their development team / systems integrator to coordinate data transfer arrangements with TNeGA officials.
All government departments have also been instructed to take immediate action to identify programs / services for sowing aadhaar with their respective databases. Government departments have also been instructed to take steps to compulsorily determine the number of Aadhaar beneficiaries under Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act 2016 or voluntarily under Rule 3 of the Good Governance Rules 2020 and to allocate the beneficiaries accordingly for the programs / services so notified authenticate.
The mandate also insists on changing departmental applications / portals / databases before December 31, 2021 to capture the aadhaar number and incorporate aadhaar authentication at the time of service provision.
The data compilation order was issued shortly after State Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan publicly stated that the lack of data was a major deterrent to the implementation of welfare systems and blamed the Union government for it.