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India central bank asks banks to ensure card infrastructure supports biometric validation

The Reserve Bank of India urged all banks to ensure thattheir new card acceptance infrastructure should be able to process paymenttransactions using Aadhaar-based biometric authentication.

The new acceptance infrastructure will be deployed Jan. 1, 2017,according to a Sept. 29 notification from the central bank.

The Aadhaar card number serves as a proof of identity andaddress in India.