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  Unique Identification Number Based Online Census System under e-Governance Initiatives  
  Authors : Ajay Dutta; M. Syamala Devi; Manish Arora
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e-Governance refers to the delivery of government information and services via the Information and communication technology (ICT) to citizens, businesses and governmental agencies. Census is the citizen socioeconomic data collection process for the preparation of the citizen database. Census data collection has been facing various barriers like high human resources requirement and time-consuming process. An Online Census System (OCS) permits the users to enter the census data via the ICT. The twelve-digit Aadhaar Unique Identification (UID) number issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is an individual identification number specific to each citizen. OCS has an important role in the implementation of e-Governance services in India. In this paper, the design of UID based online census system (UIDOCS) is proposed. The design includes the design of online data collection forms with relevant user interface, user authentication based on one time password and integration of census data with UIDAI database for fetching existing citizen information. A number of e-Governance applications of UID based online census system are also discussed. It is concluded that UIDOCS can be effective and efficient in all type of e- Governance applications as it can provide accurate and timely information within reasonable amount of time.


Published In : IJCSN Journal Volume 5, Issue 1

Date of Publication : February 2016

Pages : 11-16

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Publication Link : Unique Identification Number Based Online Census System under e-Governance Initiatives




Ajay Dutta : received his BCA degree from Trinity College, Guru Nanak Dev University, India in 2009. He received his MCA degree with distinction from Punjab Technical University, India in 2012. He is currently pursuing Ph.D. in Computer Science from Panjab University, India. Before joining Ph.D., he served various e- Governance projects like Punjab Land Record Computerization, Punjab State Warehousing Corporation (PSWC) Computerization and NRI Punjab Department Grievance portal development. His research interests include e-Governance, Cyber security and website development.

Dr. M. Syamala Devi : is a professor in the department of Computer Science & Applications, Panjab University, Chandigarh. She received her Ph.D degree in Computer Science & Systems Engineering from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam and M.E. in Computer Science & Engineering, from NIT, Allahabad. She has completed M.Sc in Applied Mathematics from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. Before joining Panjab University, she served Indian Space Research Organization, Sriharikota, and National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training & Research, Chandigarh. Her areas of expertise include algorithms, Image Processing, Distributed Artificial Intelligence and Educational Computing.. She has guided (two students are awarded PhD) and has been guiding a number of student projects at Ph.D and post graduate level. She has published about fifty papers in national and international research journals, proceedings of various national and international seminars, and conferences. She has conducted various short-term courses, workshops, seminars and symposia. She has given expert talks in Computer Science and Information Technology related topics at various Colleges, Universities and Institutions.

Dr. Manish Arora : is working as Joint Director in National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology Chandigarh since 1995. He obtained MCA degree from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and Ph.D. in the area of Multi Agent Systems from Panjab University Chandigarh. He has vast experience in teaching in formal and nonformal education sector and software development using various development tools. His research interests include Multi Agent Systems, Software Engineering and Big Data Analytic. He has published several research papers in various International Journals and Conferences.









Aadhaar Number


One Time Password

In this paper UID based online census system is proposed, which can take the limitations of manual census system. The proposed system enhances security of authentication by transferring the OTP to valid mobile number. It also allows a person to fill census data from anywhere. UIDOCS can allow preparing efficient, speedy and cost effective census. The proposed system will be implemented and different e-governance applications that required census data sharing will be developing by using web services. The UIDOCS will be transparent one allowing interoperability between platforms and systems. The UIDOCS will be tested with real time data.










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