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O UR GOVERNMENT Recently launched "E Passports" ,and The E-passports are initially being introduced for the category of diplomats and officials . at present -passports not available for normal citizens , it will take a year to reach normal citizans .E PASSPORT system was combinly developed by National Informatic center(NIC) and IIT(Kanpur).
Technical go through:
The passport's critical information is stored on a tiny RFID (Radio-frequency identification is an automatic identification method, relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID) computer chip, much like information stored on smart cards. Like some smart cards, the passport book design calls for an embedded contactless chip that is able to hold digital signature data to ensure the integrity of the passport and the biometric data.
The currently standardized biometrics used for this type of identification system are facial recognition, fingerprint recognition, and iris recognition. These were adopted after assessment of several different kinds of biometrics including retinal scan. The International Civil Aviation Organisation defines the biometric file formats and communication protocols to be used in passports. Only the digital image (usually in JPEG or JPEG2000 format) of each biometric feature is actually stored in the chip. The comparison of biometric features is performed outside the passport chip by electronic border control systems (e-borders). To store biometric data on the contactless chip, it includes a minimum of 32 kilobytes of EEPROM storage memory, and runs on an interface in accordance with the ISO/IEC 14443 international standard, amongst others. These standards ensure interoperability between different countries and different manufacturers of passport books. ----is what wiki says about E- passport.


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