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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

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

a. Finger Print Authentication Devices Certification Scheme( Issue-1, Nov 2011) :
Master List of Documents
Rules & Procedures for Biometric Device Certification
Procedure for obtaining Biometric Device Certification
Schedule of Charges
Certification Agreement
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
Procedure for maintenance of Approval Issue2 March 2013 
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 v0.9 16th Jul2012

Device Audit Checklist

List of Certified Suppliers and Bio-metric Devices(Authentication) Ver 2.0, 4th April2014

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

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

IRIS Authentication Devices Certification- Master List of Documents  Sept 2013
IRIS Authentication Devices Certification-Procedure for obtaining Biometric Device Certification
IRIS Authentication Devices Certification-Schedule of Charges
IRIS Authentication Devices Certification-Certification Agreement
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-Procedure for maintenance of Approval

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) v7.0 10th Oct2013

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"

List of Certified Suppliers-Biometric IRIS Authentication Devices Ver2.0,  11th July2014

2. Scheme for Certification of Biometric Devices (Enrollment)

Downloads

Master List of Documents 91.87 KBapplication/pdf icon Pdf file that opens in new window. Please close new window to return to previous page.

Rules and Procedure 150.96 KBapplication/pdf icon Pdf file that opens in new window. Please close new window to return to previous page.

Guidance to applicant 127.36 KBapplication/pdf icon Pdf file that opens in new window. Please close new window to return to previous page.

Schedule of charges 77.15 KBapplication/pdf icon Pdf file that opens in new window. Please close new window to return to previous page.

Certification Agreement 80.92 KBapplication/pdf icon Pdf file that opens in new window. Please close new window to return to previous page.

Application Form 98.06 KBapplication/pdf icon Pdf file that opens in new window. Please close new window to return to previous page.

Procedure for Maintenance of certification 87.16 KBapplication/pdf icon Pdf file that opens in new window. Please close new window to return to previous page.

Certificate of Approval 61.29 KBapplication/pdf icon Pdf file that opens in new window. Please close new window to return to previous page.

UIDAI Biometric Device Specifications 114.38 KBapplication/pdf icon Pdf file that opens in new window. Please close new window to return to previous page.

List of Certified Suppliers for UID Enrolment Biometric Devices Ver 1.9 4th April 2014 122.85 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:
U K Nandwani Director
CEO & Director (IT & e-Gov Services)

STQC HQ

New Delhi

Phone: 011 - 24362381
Email: nandwani AT deity.gov.in
Fax: 011 - 24363083
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