Soon you will be able to use a QR code as an address for your online purchases; here is all you need to know

New Delhi | Jagran Technology Office: The Indian Government Post Department is in the process of creating the Digital Address Code (DAC) in which a person does not need to provide their address to book delivery online or pay property tax. Recently, in order to get comments and suggestions from all stakeholders, the ministry posted a draft guidance document on its official website.

“What is needed is a unique address identity, linked to geospatial coordinates and usable by all stakeholders. The Digital Address Code (DAC) is offered as a solution. It would be an entry that could be entered or captured from a QR code by service provider apps and would be recognizable by digital maps, ”the draft proposal said.

Currently, the Aadhaar card, which is an identity document, is also commonly used as proof of address. However, the address mentioned on the document cannot be digitally authenticated.

According to the approach document published by the department, the job of the Digital Address Code (DAC) is to uniquely identify each address in the country and link them to its geospatial coordinates represented numerically or alphanumerically.

“An address including references to physical attributes like roads, etc. would easily become obsolete and would therefore not meet the criterion of permanence. The digital address code would be a unique numeric or alphanumeric representation of geospatial coordinates, ”the document said.

What are the advantages of the DAC?

* According to the draft proposal, the DAC would be linked to geospatial coordinates, which will help provide address authentication as an online service.

* With the help of DAC, there will be higher productivity and quality of service, especially in e-commerce delivery services. It will also reduce the risk of e-commerce fraud.

* The DAC will also help simplify the implementation and delivery of government programs.

* The DAC will help realize the dream of “One Nation, One Address” (ONOA) by the Ministerial Working Group on Job Creation and Skills Development dated October 22, 2020.

* In business sectors such as banking, insurance, telecommunications, etc., DAC would help simplify the KYC verification process.

“This would also result in a reduction in the cost of doing business. DAC online authentication combined with Aadhaar authentication would be a true digital eKYC, ”says the draft proposal.

Posted by: Mallika Mehzabeen

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