Aadhaar

The UIDAI has taken two successive governments in India and the entire world for a ride. It identifies nothing. It is not unique. The entire UID data has never been verified and audited. The UID cannot be used for governance, financial databases or anything. It’s use is the biggest threat to national security since independence. – Anupam Saraph 2018

When I opposed Aadhaar in 2010 , I was called a BJP stooge. In 2016 I am still opposing Aadhaar for the same reasons and I am told I am a Congress die hard. No one wants to see why I oppose Aadhaar as it is too difficult. Plus Aadhaar is FREE so why not get one ? Ram Krishnaswamy

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.-Mahatma Gandhi

In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.Mahatma Gandhi

“The invasion of privacy is of no consequence because privacy is not a fundamental right and has no meaning under Article 21. The right to privacy is not a guaranteed under the constitution, because privacy is not a fundamental right.” Article 21 of the Indian constitution refers to the right to life and liberty -Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi

“There is merit in the complaints. You are unwittingly allowing snooping, harassment and commercial exploitation. The information about an individual obtained by the UIDAI while issuing an Aadhaar card shall not be used for any other purpose, save as above, except as may be directed by a court for the purpose of criminal investigation.”-A three judge bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar said in an interim order.

Legal scholarUsha Ramanathandescribes UID as an inverse of sunshine laws like the Right to Information. While the RTI makes the state transparent to the citizen, the UID does the inverse: it makes the citizen transparent to the state, she says.

Good idea gone bad
I have written earlier that UID/Aadhaar was a poorly designed, unreliable and expensive solution to the really good idea of providing national identification for over a billion Indians. My petition contends that UID in its current form violates the right to privacy of a citizen, guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution. This is because sensitive biometric and demographic information of citizens are with enrolment agencies, registrars and sub-registrars who have no legal liability for any misuse of this data. This petition has opened up the larger discussion on privacy rights for Indians. The current Article 21 interpretation by the Supreme Court was done decades ago, before the advent of internet and today’s technology and all the new privacy challenges that have arisen as a consequence.Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MP Rajya Sabha

“What is Aadhaar? There is enormous confusion. That Aadhaar will identify people who are entitled for subsidy. No. Aadhaar doesn’t determine who is eligible and who isn’t,” Jairam Ramesh

But Aadhaar has been mythologised during the previous government by its creators into some technology super force that will transform governance in a miraculous manner. I even read an article recently that compared Aadhaar to some revolution and quoted a 1930s historian, Will Durant.Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Rajya Sabha MP

“I know you will say that it is not mandatory. But, it is compulsorily mandatorily voluntary,” Jairam Ramesh, Rajya Saba April 2017.

August 24, 2017: The nine-judge Constitution Bench rules that right to privacy is “intrinsic to life and liberty”and is inherently protected under the various fundamental freedoms enshrined under Part III of the Indian Constitution

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the World; indeed it's the only thing that ever has"

“Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.” -Edward Snowden

In the Supreme Court, Meenakshi Arora, one of the senior counsel in the case, compared it to living under a general, perpetual, nation-wide criminal warrant.

Had never thought of it that way, but living in the Aadhaar universe is like living in a prison. All of us are treated like criminals with barely any rights or recourse and gatekeepers have absolute power on you and your life.

Announcing the launch of the#BreakAadhaarChainscampaign, culminating with events in multiple cities on 12th Jan. This is the last opportunity to make your voice heard before the Supreme Court hearings start on 17th Jan 2018. In collaboration with @no2uidand@rozi_roti.

UIDAI's security seems to be founded on four time tested pillars of security idiocy

1) Denial

2) Issue fiats and point finger

3) Shoot messenger

4) Bury head in sand.

God Save India

Sunday, September 23, 2018

13899 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 20th September 2018



findBIOMETRICS
The Unique Identification Authority of India is once again recalibrating its efforts to promote Aadhaar, the country's biometric national ID program, with ...






Times of India
GURUGRAM: A team from the nodal office for Aadhaar enrolment in Gurugram has raided a cyber cafe in Manesar and another in Sector 18, ...








The Quint
A whistleblower who was fired from a rationing department office in Uttar Pradesh told The Quint that he was made to change Aadhaar numbers by the ...






Moneycontrol.com
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi Tuesday counted benefits of Aadhar seeding saying the central and the state governments have been ...

BH-SUSHIL AADHAAR - BW Businessworld

Sushil opens Aadhaar link - The Telegraph India




MediaNama.com
An overview of recent developments in the use and misuse of Aadhaar, reported vulnerabilities, and ongoing cases and or petition in the courts.






Hindustan Times
The Bombay high court directed on Wednesday that no child in Maharashtra should be deprived of the benefits of the Integrated Child Development ...






Livemint
New Delhi: These are busy times for the Supreme Court. From Aadhaar to Ayodhya, the apex court is poised to deliver verdicts that could change the ...






The Telegraph India
New Delhi: Furnishing of Aadhaar number will not be compulsory for students applying for the next National Eligibility Test (NET) and the Joint ...






Deccan Herald
Students' Aadhaar number is not mandatory for Joint Entrance Examination-Main (JEE-Main) to be held in 2019, the National Testing Agency (NTA) ...






Financial Express
An AAP government circular calling for Aadhaar and voter ID details of students of all the schools in the city as well as their siblings and parents was ...






MENAFN.COM
Rolling back the order of CBSE, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has clarified it is no longer necessary to furnish Aadhaar for appearing in JEE and ...






HuffPost India
Two separate raids, one in Gurugram and the other in Manesar, have busted fake Aadhaar centres that operated by using thumb impressions on gel ...






News18
According to the official, the data gathering includes the Aadhaar data of the enrolled students, their parents and siblings. “We need Aadhaar of family ...






The Wire
A closer look at MGNREGA and NSAP in Jharkhand shows that Aadhaar is leading to substantial exclusion and violations of entitlements of workers ...






The Shillong Times
TURA: Officials of the leading bank in Garo Hills, State Bank of India, were hauled up by senior government officials for insisting on Aadhaar and PAN ...






Deccan Chronicle
Thiruvananthapuram: The recent concerns regarding security of Aadhaar has slightly affected the state government's single window facility to issues ...






The Hans India
New Delhi: An AAP government circular calling for Aadhaar and voter ID details of students of all the schools in the city as well as their siblings and ...






The Indian Express
In a new series on Aadhaar, three experts explain a set of questions on the government's controversial project. We start with breaking down what ...






The Indian Express
Second in the Aadhaar series, in this video Usha Ramanathan, Ramanjit Singh Chima and Reetika Khera explain how biometrics were brought into ...






The Sentinel Assam
GUWAHATI, Sept 19: Finally, the Aadhaar implementation work will commence officially across Assam from October 1. This is for the first time that this ...






LatestLY
The list has not only the names but photographs, DNA samples, PAN and Aadhaar details of the convicts. This database will be maintained by the ...






The Shillong Times
Although the SBI officials denied their people were insisting on Aadhaar and PAN cards yet none among the gathered were impressed.






Biometric Update
Indian consumers can use IDMvalidate, which was unveiled in July, to authenticate any two from among an Aadhaar card, passport, PAN card, EPIC ...







Times of India
Then four-point triggers — finger print, Aadhaar, iris-based scan and one-time password authentication on mobile number — would be generated,” ...






Hindustan Times
Moreover, around 859 people whose Aadhaar numbers and thumb impressions had been used to do fake transactions, 500 computer operators and ...



Thursday, September 20, 2018

13898 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 18th September 2018



Youth Ki Awaaz
Ever since its introduction in January 2009, Aadhaar card has emerged as one of the most frequently discussed topics in the country. The primetime ...






The Hindu
The accused, Savithri, had submitted two sets of documents, including Aadhaar cards, with different details, but with the same photo. The police were ...






Techdirt
Earlier this year, we wrote about what seemed to be a fairly serious breach of security at the world's largest biometric database, India's Aadhaar.





The Indian Express
UGC NET/ JEE Main 2019: Following queries received from the students, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has clarified that Aadhaar number is only ...






The Hindu
The accused were preparing the fake documents by pasting the photographs of other Aadhaar cards and driving licenses on the computers.







Times Now
A senior citizen was looted of Rs 11,000 after he shared his Aadhaar details with a man, who claimed himself to be an e-fashion portal's representative ...






LNR
In the wake of a in users' phonebooks across India, the has refuted media reports on Twitter, and said it is not responsible for this placement. Instead ...






Times Now
Aadhaar number, Voter ID or PAN number is required for users to avail the cardless EMI facility. According to the Amazon app, there is no processing ...






Business Standard
Recently, it had emerged that some dealers had attached around 200 Aadhaar numbers to the ePOS machine and distributed the ration to ...






Times of India
DSP Rajkumar Mishra of Noida STF said the four accused illegally changed the Aadhaar details of ration cardholders and used their own thumbprints ...






The Tribune
He also emphasised on Aadhaar seeding in all Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) accounts to encourage the digital payments through the ...






Sify News
The JAM trinity (Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile) that empowered people with bank accounts and debit cards linked them to AadhaarIDs and mobile ...






Mumbai Mirror
Built in 2011 by MHADA , the structure in Kandivali was to be handed over to the BMC for a Mahila Aadhaar Bhavan; instead an NGO , 'without any ...






The New Indian Express
Commissioner's Task Force (CTF) sleuths busted a fake Aadhaar card and driving license racket and arrested two persons on Monday.






The Hindu
The process of linking Aadhaar numbers with mobile phone numbers had been put on hold following a stay by the Supreme Court, he said.






Economic Times (blog)
The direct benefits transfer through the Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile (JAM) trinity, cashless payments through BHIM, extended health and education ...






Outlook India
The KYC process is for obtaining details about a DIN holder's Aadhaar, Passport as well as personal mobile number and e-mail id. For those ...






Guwahati Plus
Aadhaar started with government subsidies, then loans, tax returns and now salaries. I think everyone is living with borrowed time when we're talking ...






Times of India
Then they send mails offering lucrative deals, the links for which redirect user to a webpage which asks to enter PAN, Aadhaar, details of bank ...






The Hindu
Those followers, who had Aadhaar cards and other proofs as local residents, were spared. The officials said they could have forcibly got them vacated ...






The Hindu
Seventy vehicles seized by the police in prohibition related offences will be auctioned at the Prohibition Enforcement Wing (PEW) police station here ...






LatestLY
Aadhaar Card Fraud: Urvashi Rautela's Aadhaar Card Details Used to Book a Hotel Room. The Sanam Re actress in her elaborate Instagram post ...






Techlomedia (blog)
To avail Amazon Pay EMI, you need to verify your identity using PAN and Aadhaar card. After you have successfully verified using OTP sent to your ...

13897 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 17th September 2018



Times of India
He also gave away his Aadhaar details and OTP only to find out later that he had been duped of Rs 11,000. A cheating case has been registered at ...






MediaNama.com
The UIDAI has put aside Rs 200 crore for states to fund Aadhaar enrolment machines in schools at taluka levels, reports The Economic Times.






The Indian Express
The Special Task Force (STF) Sunday arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in large-scale misuse of Aadhaar to divert grains meant for ...






Trak.in (blog)
Recently, a Jabong shopper was robbed of Rs 11,000, via Paytm. And interestingly, he also shared his Aadhaar and OTP. How did this happen?






NYOOOZ
He texted me a list of five expensive products of which I could choose one gift," the senior citizen said. He also gave away his Aadhaar details and ...






Chandigarh Metro
IBPS Recruitment 2018: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has invited applications from candidates for the post of Clerk. The process of online ...






Times of India
“In order to accelerate Aadhaar linking, National Informatics Centre (NIC) had created a window on the food and logistics department's website for ...






Deccan Herald
It has withstood the ravages of time and the invasions of more fashionable IDs-come-lately, like the Aadhaar number, and is accepted everywhere as a ...






Times of India
According to officials, this was revealed when the department linked farmers' land records with their Aadhaar card and scanned them. A probe has ...






The Telegraph India
Santoshi's case made national headlines as her family was allegedly denied ration for months over lack of Aadhaar linkage, blowing the lid off ...






Daily Pioneer
The leave form has a check list of 20 items, including details of dependent cards, joint salary account with next of kin, PAN and Aadhaar cards of the ...



The New Indian Express
While her passport carried the name Vempalli Rammanamma, her Aadhaar card was updated with her new name, Desai Rama Devi, that she took on ...






The Hindu
The graduates will be able to access, store and verify academic records after registering in the portal using their Aadhaar numbers. The details of ...






NDTV
To register for Amazon Pay EMI, the user needs to verify their identity using PAN and Aadhaar card details. Verification needs to be completed by ...






The Hans India
As soon as an applicant opens the website, it simply asks for Aadhaar number. After getting one time password (OTP) they can proceed for submission ...








Firstpost
Aadhaar in public distribution system (PDS) was expected to reduce leakages and avoid exclusion errors. But there have been cases of starvation ...






India Today
Step 1: In the first step, users will have to provide their PAN card number and Aadhaar number (or any other virtual ID) for verification. The e-retailer ...




Gizbot
To register, you need to verify your identity using PAN and Aadhaar details. An OTP will be sent to the mobile number linked to your Aadhaar card.







News Track
Aadhaar- Although Aadhar cards were launched before Modi government, buts its the NDA government which converted in a successful scheme and ...






EOTO Tech
Jio, on the other hand, is planning to establish 10,000 camps to look after the registration and activation of numbers via Aadhaar authentication.






Kashmir Reader
“The NGO has approached UIDAI authorities for a pilot project to link these children with Aadhaar. Our aim is to facilitate Aadhaar benefits for them ...

13896 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 16th September 2018



Economic Times
The move comes just days after the Aadhaar-issuing body instructed schools not to refuse admission to students for lack of the 12-digit biometric ...







NDTV
A woman has accused a senior official of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) of sexually assaulting her in south Delhi's Sarojini Nagar, ...





MENAFN.COM
If you're looking to update your address in Aadhaar card, know that the most convenient and economical way of doing so is through the UIDAI website.

Comics on UIDAI resident site - Deccan Chronicle




Morung Express
According to MHRD, the move to make Aadhaar mandatory for scholarship schemes is to bring in transparency and enable beneficiaries to get their ...






Deccan Chronicle
Instead, Aadhaar or voter IDs are enough for proof of identity, according to an order by civil supplies commissioner Mini Antony, considering hassles to ...






India Today
Both the persons have been found in possession of fake identity documents including Aadhaar cards. Dy SP Rakesh Kumar told India Today that the ...






The Indian Express
If the person is on the verified list, eKYC with Aadhaar or any other identification document can be completed online. An individual can search whether ...






Times of India
The authentication of the beneficiary is done using Aadhaar," he said. Jain said the project covered a large part of the population and the company ...






Times of India
However, the same day, the police found the body with an Aadhaar card and a mobile phone in a pocket. The postmortem said he had died due to ...






Times Now
You can also link it with your Aadhaar number. Once you are done with the registration you are good to go now. 2) From the app select My PAN and ...






Times Now
The recent KYC rules also mandate linking Aadhaar no with DIN. Those directors who have become ineligible can again become eligible after they ...






The Hindu
Ramannamma's Aadhaar card details were different from her passport details. A detailed inquiry led her to confess to the crime. According to officials ...






National Herald
An RTI query in November 2017 revealed that government websites had unethically parted with Aadhaar numbers and other personal details of ...






Times Now
... Correspondents. About 53 per cent of PMJDY account holders are women, while 83 per cent of the total accounts are seeded with Aadhaar.






The Kashmir Images Newspaper
With respect to linking of Aadhaar numbers with the banking accounts for availing benefits under different schemes, all the bankers have been ...