In support of the ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’ initiatives, a PoS based on Aadhar card called “Janunnati Pad” has been launched by Intel, Datamini and MAIT. The initiative was taken to support the government initiatives.
The Janunnati Pad will be a flagship product that will authenticate Aadhar. It will be a touch-enabled device integrated with a STQC-certified fingerprint scanner and an enterprise-class solution.
Purpose of Aadhar “Janunnati Pad”
The purpose of the Aadhar-based Janunnati Pad is manifold:
- It will help the government to implement e-Governance initiatives.
- Government can do Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) directly to the Aadhar card link savings accounts of scheme beneficiaries.
- The inbuilt barcode scanner and fingerprint scanner will act as Aadhar account identification.
- Banking services can be extended to the urban and rural poor under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana.
- Wage payments can be done to accounts linked to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).
- Through Aadhar PoS, subsidised food grains can be delivered to BPL families under e-PDS (Public Distribution System).
- The National Health Mission (NHM) can monitor public health services.
Commenting on the launch announcement, the Executive Director at MAIT, Anwar Shirpurwala said that the purpose of the Janunnati Pad is to address the necessities of the masses. The Pad is designed and developed in India, and will heavily contribute to the ‘Make in India’ program.
Currently, India is looking at huge growth opportunities as a global hub to cater to global supply and demand chain. Intel is actively collaborating with governmental and civil society organisation to bring technology to local communities. The Datamini Janunnati Pad will successfully deliver e-Governance needs to the masses.
We are confident of the value proposition of this product and aim to extend its benefits to other countries as well in the near future”, said Pitamber Ahuja, MD, Datamini Technologies, Ltd.
In short, TPOS7, a custom-built enterprise-class tablet would not only further Indian government’s digital initiatives but can also be exported for earning foreign exchange.
Datamini Janunnati Pad Specifications
|Model Name||DataMini TPOS7 “Janunnati Pad”|
|Display||7-inch IPS screen 1024*600 pixels|
|CPU||Intel Atom Z8300 processor|
|Storage||32 GB storage expansion(64 GB external with micro SD Card)|
|Camera||Front: 2MP, Rear: 5MP with Auto Focus|
|OS||Windows 10 home or professional|
|Conectivity||3G Embedded (4G available on demand)|
|I/O Port||Micro SIM/ Micro SD/ Micro USB|
|Unique Features||Fingerprint Scanner, Bar Code Reader or SAM Slot, Smart Card Reader|
It is not yet clear whether the tab would be available in the consumer market but it will certainly find a lot of industrial buyers. The price has also not been disclosed. Depending on the specifications, the Janunnati Pad expected the cost will be anywhere between Rs. 12,000 and Rs. 20,000.