Bio-metric Devices Testing and Certification

The objective of Testing and Certification of Biometric Devices for UID project is to facilitate availability of quality assessed Biometric Devices to enrolment and authentication agencies. This certification scheme provides confidence that certified devices are reliable, safe, secure and meet the requirements.

Benefits of Certification

The main aim and objective of the scheme is to provide confidence to the user of the biometric devices that the certified devices are reliable, safe, secure and meet the requirements. At present the scheme covers fingerprint image scanners, Iris camera for enrollment and authentication devices.

 

This objective is attained by ensuring the biometric device suppliers are empanelled based on the following:

  • Suppliers are capable to supply Biometric Devices which meet the technical specification of UIDAI.
  • Suppliers have adequate systems and resources to support the implementation and usages of the devices by enrolment agencies which include but are not limited to training on process to enrolment agencies personnel, calibration and maintenance of devices.

In addition to subjecting biometric device to various tests, following demonstrable controls on device level, manufacturer level and supplier level will also be verified:

  • The devices are designed, manufactured and delivered to meet the technical requirements of UIDAI. Final test report and release note of the devices are available on demand.
  • The devices are manufactured at a facility having established Quality Management System (QMS).
  • Supplier has a system to provide confidence in the distribution and maintenance of devices.

Why to Choose STQC?

 

  • A team of competent Professionals qualified as per international requirements.
  • Use of international applicable standards (preferably ISO std.).
  • Established test methodology and objective evaluation criteria.
  • Repeatable, reproducible, and reliable test results.
  • Grant of “Provisional Certificate” after obtaining minimum level of confidence based on:

I. Test results/ test reports from internal/ external test laboratories.

II. Conducting limited test (high risk category)

III. Certificates of conformity/ approval pertaining to device/ management system (processes) to provide confidence that scheme objectives will be met.

  • Grant of “Certificate of Approval” after testing the biometric devices for:

1. Hardware testing covering:

I. Device Feature Testing

II. Environmental Testing

III. Image Quality Testing

2. Software testing covering

I. End-to-End biometric system including Device, VDM, and Software Application

3. Analyzing STQC test results and other certifications previously obtained by manufacturers and suppliers.

  • Sustained assurance through surveillance/ monitoring during operational.

 

Certification Process

FRR Testing :

Expresssion of Interest to Participate in FRR Test has been postponed to new dates i.e 14th to 23rd September 2018

Notice Update: Expresssion of Interest to Participate in FRR Test in 17th to 26th August 2018

Notice: Expresssion of Interest to Participate in FRR Test in 17th to 26th August 2018

FRR Testing as scheduled in June 2018 has been postponed till further notice.

Revised Date Schedule for Expression of Interest to Participate in FRR Test - 16-27 april 2018 

Expression of Interest to Participate in FRR Testing : 14-25 Feb 2018 at IIQM/ETDC Jaipur

FAQ w.r.t. FRR Testing

Important Notices:

Request for Comments till 14th May 2018 on L1 Registered Device Addendum Draft v0.93

List of Biometric Devices Ready with Registered Device Service dated 03rd August 2018

Registered Devices for UID Application Testing and Certification - Guidelines for Applicants   

Procedure/Template docuemnt for providing Solution Architecture w.r.t Registered Biometric Devices for UIDAI -Testing and Certification

Seeking Letter of Intent from Biometric Authentication Devices Supplier/Manufacturers for Participation in Registered Devices Certification Scheme

Revised Schedule for FRR Testing for IRIS(Discrete), Integrated IRIS on (mobile/tablet) & FPS (Discrete) Devices - 16th to 27th May 2016 in Delhi

2nd Workshop on FRR Testing for Biometric Devices on 29th March 2016 at STQC Hq  New Delhi 

1st Workshop on FRR Testing for Biometric Devices on 22nd Dec2015 at STQC HQ New Delhi

Presentations on FRR Workshop dated 22nd Dec 2015

    a. Capability approval IRIS in mobile

    b. Common API for UIDAI Certified Biometric Devices

    c.  FRR Test Programme

    d. Requirements of Liveliness and Fake Finger Detection Test

    e. Registered Devices Dec 2015

1. Scheme for Certification of UIDAI Biometric Devices (Authentication)

A note on Usage of UIDAI Common API Doocument ver 1.0, Feb 2015

a. Finger Print Authentication Devices Certification Scheme( Issue-1, Nov 2011) :

Master List of Documents
Control of Documents Issue 01 dated 10 July 2015
Control of Records Issue 01 dated 10 July 2015
Rules & Procedures for Biometric Device Certification Issue: 02 dated. 11.01.2016
Procedure for obtaining Biometric Device Certification
Application form for Biometric Devices Certification
Provisional Certificate for Authentication Devices
Certificate of Approval for Authentication Devices
UIDAI Biometric Device Specifications
Test Method and Procedures for Biometric Devices
Assessment of Biometrics Device Test Laboratory

Procedure for Suppliers Sharing test report of field testing(Operational Env) & Laboratory Testing Issue 1, Feb2013

Testing Methodologies for Certification of Aadhaar Authentication Devices v1.1, 05May2016

Device Audit Checklist

Summary of Performance Testing forAuthentication Device (Finger Print Scanner) Certification

Certification Status - List of Bio-metric Finger Print Scanner Devices(Authentication) Ver 3.1.2,  05 June 2017

b. IRIS Authentication Devices Certification Scheme (Issue 01, Sept 2013)   : 

IRIS Authentication Devices Certification- Master List of Documents  Aug 2015
Control of Documents Issue 01 dated 10 July 2015
Control of Records Issue 01 dated 10 July 2015
IRIS Authentication Devices Certification-Procedure for obtaining Biometric Device Certification Issue: 02 dated. 11.01.2016
IRIS Authentication Devices Certification-Application form for Biometric Devices Certification
IRIS Authentication Devices Certification-Certificate of Approval for Authentication Devices
IRIS Authentication Devices Certification-Device Specifications
IRIS Authentication Devices Certification-Test Method and Procedures for Biometric Devices
IRIS Authentication Devices Certification-Device Audit Checklist

IRIS Authentication Devices Certification- Ergonomics Procedure

IRIS Authentication Devices Certification- Ergononics Report Template

Test Methodologies for Certification of Adhar Auth Devices (IRIS) v9.1 05May2016

Presentation - Workshop on FRR Testing Dated 04th Oct 2013

UIDAI procedure on Biometric IRIS Sensor Integration API - Draft v0.99 Revised Date 10th Oct2013

Reschedule notice for FRR Testing 12-22 Nov 2013 Under "UIDAI IRIS Authentication Devices Scheme"

Procedure for Certification of Integrated Biometric Devices, Issue 03, 22 April 2016

Certification Status - List of Biometric IRIS Authentication Devices Ver 2.2.1, 05 June 2017

2. Scheme for Certification of Biometric Devices (Enrollment)

Master List of Documents Biometric Devices (Enrolment) 

Procedure On Control of Documents (Biometric Device)

Procedure On Control of Records (Biometric Device)

Rules and Procedures for Testing and Certification of Biometric Devices for UID Application

Guidance to applicant for Biometric Devices for UID Application

Application Form

CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL 

UIDAI Biometric Device Specifications

List of Biometric Enrollment Devices Ver 2.5_01 Aug 2017

 

Downloads

Schedule of charges Biometric Device (Enrollment/Authentication) 109.55 KBapplication/pdf icon Pdf file that opens in new window. Please close new window to return to previous page.

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Procedure On Maintenance of certification and Recertification (Biometric Device) 70.74 KBapplication/pdf icon Pdf file that opens in new window. Please close new window to return to previous page.

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Contact Us:
Name and Designation Address Phone/Email/Fax
Ashish Banati, Director
Biometric Devices Certification

STQC Directorate
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology,
Electronics Niketan, III Floor, 6,CGO Complex,
Lodi Road,
New Delhi - 110 003

Phone: 011 - 24301361
Email: abanati AT stqc.gov.in
Fax: 011 - 24363083
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