What is e-Pramaan?

Due to isolated project implementation of the individual e-Governance initiatives of various ministries/departments, the present authentication mechanisms are inadequate and disparate across various applications. As a result, there is not only a lack of uniformity in the authentication methods of various departments, but citizens also have to provide different types of identity proofs for accessing public services which are fairly similar in terms of sensitivity. This scenario has led to sub-optimal end-user experiences.

e-Pramaan offers secure authentication with various levels of assurances by verifying the credentials of e-Pramaan users accessing different e-Governance services through internet or mobile devices.

DeitY along with its implementing agency C-DAC, a scientific society, has initiated the national rollout of the e-Pramaan project. The scope of the project is to formulate the authentication standards, develop pluggable authentication components and subsequently provide e-Authentication as a service to government departments so as to provide a convenient and secure way for end-users to access government services via internet/mobile as well as for the government to assess the authenticity of the end-users.