NEW DELHI, Aug. 7 -- The Centre may allow Aadhaar authentication to ensure citizens have better access to some government services, and to plug leakage of public funds, according to rules issued by the ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY).

For instance, the transport ministry can seek MeitY's permission for Aadhaar authentication to renew driving licence, change address in vehicle registration certificate. "There can be contactless delivery of learning licence, driving licence can also be renewed, which will help the citizens, especially during the covid-19 crisis as they will not have to be physically present at the transport office. Aadhaar authentication will suffice," a senior government official told Mint.

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