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, January 20, 2019

14020 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 18th January 2019


Order Aadhaar print — officially from UIDAI
It is now possible to get our Aadhaar card printed officially by the Unique Identification Authority of India - UIDAI. The UIDAI has started reprinting ...
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Masked Aadhaar – How it Helps Protect Your Aadhaar Data
Aadhaar card has become one of the most important document proofs these days owing to the inclusion of both biometric and demographic details of ...
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Due To Lack Of Aadhaar, Ration Card & Pension, Hundreds Of Tribals In Jharkhand Are Going ...
Not only are they, the most vulnerable among tribals, facing discrimination in school admissions in the absence of Aadhaar, but with pensions and ...
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How to open NPS account online with PAN as Aadhaar based registration gets disabled
Earlier, Aadhaar based registration under NPS was allowed but currently, it is disabled. For the online opening of the NPS account, it can be done only ...
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Medical Council actualizes Aadhaar linking to identify fake doctors
Alappuzha: Travancore-Cochin Medical Council (TCMC) has started steps to link Aadhaar details of doctors with their registrations, to discern fake ...
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How Many Modis Does It Take To Teach A Villager To Use A Phone?
JALANDHAR, Punjab — The Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) to make 6 crore rural Indians “digitally literate” is ...
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Former NSA Narayanan rings cyber alarm
The Aadhaar card scheme was worth looking at for its cyber-security ramifications, says veteran intelligence man. By Aditya Nag in Calcutta.
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India Post Payments Bank changes validation norms for QR card transactions
Following the Supreme Court's September 26, 2018 verdict on use of Aadhaar cards, India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has changed the process for ...
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Planning to withdraw PF money but don't have UAN? Know how you can do it
For submission of the physical application, you need to download the Aadhaar-based new composite claim form or the non-Aadhaar composite claim ...
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Bill Gates lauds Ayushman Bharat Scheme, congratulates Narendra Modi govt for successful ...
In May 2018, Bill Gates, founder of one of the world's biggest tech companies, Microsoft, came out out openly in support of the Aadhaar scheme saying ...
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CII wants RBI to cut CRR, repo rate by 50 bps
... [ELNBFCs]” to facilitate availability of liquidity window facilities akin to banks and providing full access to the Aadhaar database as they significantly ...
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Soon, manual certificates will be a thing of past!
They can directly verify about the student marks memos and other personal details including Aadhaar, Father's Name, Mother's Name all online.
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51 'Young' Women Entered Sabarimala After SC Verdict, Says Kerala Govt
Fifty-one “young” women entered Sabarimala after the Supreme Court verdict allowing entry to women of all ages, the Kerala government told the top ...
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BJP's city youth wing president changes surname to 'Bharatiya'
Adopting the new name, which he has got mentioned in the Gazette of India and changed in important documents like Aadhaar, PAN and driving ...
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Cyber problems
Breaches have led to copious amounts of Aadhaar information being inadvertently released. Besides, several Indian mobile applications have had ...
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1-crore employees benefitted! PMRPY, scheme generating new employment by incentivising ...
PMRPY was announced on August 7, 2016, and is being implemented by the Ministry of Labour and Employment through the Employees' Provident ...
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Door-to-door EPIC delivery to start by mid-February
There should have been electronically-generated EPICs for registered voters. Like in the case of Aadhaarcards, voters should have been allowed to ...
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Nepali man with Indian passport held at KIA
He is believed to have used the PAN and Aadhaar cards obtained with fake documents and applied for a passport from Bengaluru. It was issued in ...
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MAH MCA CET 2019 registration begins, Last date to apply Feb 22
Mumbai: The State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra State has started receiving online application for MAH MCA CET 2019 from Tuesday ...
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Opposition deserves applause over quota to EBC
To mention a few, Aadhaar, GST, reservation for upper class etc. Even the supporters of Modi must admit that the idea of Aadhaar and GST emanated ...
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RJio Q3 net profit up 65%; subscribers base at 280 mn
On the transition to a new non-Aadhaar e-KYC model for verification and enrolling of subscribers, it said that "efficient sales channel has successfully ...