RIP Physical Address! Soon, Aadhaar-Type Unique Digital Address For Every Indian (How Will It Work?)
The world is never perfect. There is always room for improvement. And we are seeing and experiencing first hand, how much the change has been brought by the always evolving technology. In the last few years, we have seen a revolution brought by AADHAAR and UPI. It has made our lives easier by leaps and bounds. And now it seems like there is another revolution in the making in the form of Digital Address Code
Now, every address will have a unique digital identity
It becomes a cumbersome process, when you have to enter your address at many websites you are visiting nowadays. But according to recent reports, very soon, you may not need to provide your address for booking an online delivery or for paying property tax. All you will need to enter an Aadhaar-like unique code for your address. This revolution will be brought by assigning a Digital Address Code (DAC) for each address in the country.
Currently, the Department of Posts, Government of India, are in the process of creating the DAC. The department has released a draft approach paper on its official website for feedback and suggestions from all stakeholders.
Each Address will be linked to its Geospatial Co-Ordinate
The DAC is expected to identify each address in the country uniquely and link the address to its geospatial coordinates represented numerically or alphanumerically.
Coordinates at the entrance or gate to the address would represent the address for this purpose. It should be noted that DAC would be unique for each address i.e. each individual dwelling unit or office or business. For example, each flat in an apartment would get a separate DAC. This code would be permanent for each address.
There will be a process for the verification of DACs. All verified DACs would be eligible for an online address authentication service.
The benefits of DAC are as follows
– It will help provide address authentication as an online service.
– The DAC will simplify the KYC verification process in business sectors like banking, insurance, telecom, etc.
– The DAC may lead to higher productivity and quality of service in delivery services, especially eCommerce. It would also help in reducing eCommerce fraud.
– DAC is expected to simplify the delivery and implementation of Government Schemes.
– The adoption of DAC would lead to increased financial and administrative efficiencies across sectors.
So, with all these benefits, it is imperative that citizens will be very interested in knowing when this service will be launched. And like everyone else, we also have only one answer, Soon.