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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 scholar Usha Ramanathan describes 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

Special

Here is what the Parliament Standing Committee on Finance, which examined the draft N I A Bill said.

1. There is no feasibility study of the project]

2. The project was approved in haste

3. The system has far-reaching consequences for national security

4. The project is directionless with no clarity of purpose

5. It is built on unreliable and untested technology

6. The exercise becomes futile in case the project does not continue beyond the present number of 200 million enrolments

7. There is lack of coordination and difference of views between various departments and ministries of government on the project

Quotes

What was said before the elections:

NPR & UID aiding Aliens – Narendra Modi

"I don't agree to Nandan Nilekeni and his madcap (UID) scheme which he is trying to promote," Senior BJP Leader Yashwant Sinha, Sept 2012

"All we have to show for the hundreds of thousands of crore spent on Aadhar is a Congress ticket for Nilekani" Yashwant Sinha.(27/02/2014)

TV Mohandas Pai, former chief financial officer and head of human resources, tweeted: "selling his soul for power; made his money in the company wedded to meritocracy." Money Life Article

Nilekani’s reporting structure is unprecedented in history; he reports directly to the Prime Minister, thus bypassing all checks and balances in government - Home Minister Chidambaram

To refer to Aadhaar as an anti corruption tool despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary is mystifying. That it is now officially a Rs.50,000 Crores solution searching for an explanation is also without any doubt. -- Statement by Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MP & Member, Standing Committee on Finance

Finance minister P Chidambaram’s statement, in an exit interview to this newspaper, that Aadhaar needs to be re-thought completely is probably the last nail in its coffin. :-) Financial Express

The Rural Development Ministry headed by Jairam Ramesh created a road Block and refused to make Aadhaar mandatory for making wage payment to people enrolled under the world’s largest social security scheme NRGA unless all residents are covered.


Monday, October 16, 2017

12152 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 16th October 2017

12151 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 15th October 2017



The Hindu
Found at last: Additional District Magistrate T. Janil Kumar hands over the Aadhaar data to N. Rajendran, Superintendent of the Mental Health Centre ...



The Hindu
The Supreme Court will hear a petition challenging the government move to link bank accounts and mobile phones with Aadhaar numbers, saying it ...



Mumbai Mirror
Officials tried to enrol special boy separated from parents for Aadhaar and found his biometric record already existed. They then traced the family.






The Tribune
The Haryana Government is set to start Aadhaar card linking of registration of sale deeds of immovable properties from coming Monday.






Times of India (blog)
Architect of the Aadhaar scheme Nandan Nilekani said that India is on a ... tactics on consumers to force them to link their SIM cards with Aadhaar.



India Today
The Rachakonda commissionerate police on Sunday arrested two Rohingya refugees for getting Aadhaar Card made illegally. The arrest was made ...



onmanorama
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government plans to link Aadhaar to the attendance marking system in various public offices. The new punching ...






Deccan Chronicle
Linking the Aadhaar card with mid-day meals has resulted in children of migrant workers and labourers to lose school admission and even the meal ...






NDTV
Some did not have an Aadhaar card. Some people could not link their thumb impressions with Aadhaar. This caused a lot of delay." Prashant Nalge ...






Odisha Television Ltd. (blog)
“In future, all one-time password (OTP) based Aadhaar authentication applications will be migrated to Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP) based ...






The Hans India
... ration cards and Aadhaar cards. Later during the day, Polavaram MLA Modiam Srinivasa Rao,visited the village and consoled the flood victims.






Livemint
All our so-called important documents and frequently used services—Aadhaar card, PAN card, bank account, PayTM, flight tickets, various apps—are ...






The Arunachal Times
Besides, soil health cards were also distributed among the farmers and Aadhaar seeding and enrolment and job card verification were jointly ...






Economic Times
"Those who arrived here secured Aadhaar and PAN cards and got their names included in the voters' list. They did not come to take refuge.



Press Trust of India
Alleging that the actions of DUSIB in declaring them ineligible were unlawful, the plea said while members of one family have given their Aadhaar ...






The Tribune
The police is expected to make a sensational disclosure in the case of suspected ISI agent Ehsaan Ul-Haq. Haq, an Austrian national, who was ...






The New Indian Express
To make matters worse, linking Aadhaar to almost all transactions has added to their travails. The government may have meant well but some at the ...






The New Indian Express
... attained through tracking users digital footprints, which accords unlimited access to government through Aadhaar cards, as also to MNCs such as ...






India Today
However, though, there are over 90,000 illegal immigrants living in various parts of Lucknow and with valid documents like ration cards, Aadhaar ...






Times of India
Pune: Thanks to the non-functioning Aadhaar enrolment machines, citizens may have to wait till the end of this month before the permanent enrolment ...






The Asian Age
... that it had a lot lacunae — like the Manodhairya compensation scheme for rape victims makes documents like Aadhaar and others mandatory.






United News of India
... A.I.S.E.C.T. received the second prize in Percentage Activation of Customer Service Providers and the Aadhaar Seeding of Accounts categories.






Gizbot
This process requires them to key in their Aadhaar card number. With this scheme, one can buy any Mi product now and pay for the same later.






The Hindu
But so far, its contents have remained secret. Last month, an employee of BMKJ who was fired for refusing to link his sperm count to Aadhaar leaked ...

12150 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 14th October 2017



Economic Times
Think Aadhaar has made your life difficult? The 12-digit biometric number comes with its own advantages. This is especially true for those who want to ...




Economic Times
You may have seen that text from your bank to link your account with your Aadhaar number. The one question that comes up in most minds is what if I ...






NDTV Profit
mAadhaar, the mobile app developed by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which allows users to carry their Aadhaar details on their ...






Livemint
Washington: India is on a “very good wicket” on privacy in this age of digital technology, architect of the Aadhaar scheme Nandan Nilekani has said, ...



Times Now
From driving licenses to mobile numbers, unique identification Aadhaar has become a part-and-parcel of life. Aadhaar is a 12 digit unique-identity ...






The Arunachal Times
WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (PTI): The Aadhaar programme has saved the government $9 billion by weeding out fake beneficiaries of government schemes ...



Millennium Post
Kolkata: The Postal department will set up Aadhar updation centres at all post offices in the state where there will be availability of space and ...






Press KS
Aadhaar Card – Mobile Number Linking: The government is moving ahead with linking Aadhaar with mobile SIM cards and all unlinked phones will be ...






Business Today
A day before, former UIDAI Chiarman Nandan Nilekani made somewhat similar statement and said that India's unique identity project -Aadhaar- has ...






Oneindia
The mAadhaar app, a beta version, allows one to carry his Aadhaar on his mobile registered with Aadhaar. Currently, the app is available on Android ...






Hindustan Times
The central government has already granted Rs 1.57 crore for the project, which also includes tagging cattle with Aadhaar-like 12-digit unique ...






The Siasat Daily
Stand-up comedian, Abijit Ganguly ridiculed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his strategies like demonetisation, GST, Aadhaar linking etc.






Zee News
At the October 16 to 19 meet, Prasad will tell the forum how India has been using the Jandhan account, mobile and Aadhaar card to provide direct ...






The Tribune
The applicant should bring a copy of his Aadhaar card. His thumb impression would be taken through the Bhim application and requisite fee would be ...






DailyO
In addition, the emphasis on Aadhaar to avail food rations, mid-day meals in schools, has also led to major exclusions among the poor, whose ...






The Tribune
The Panchkula police have recovered a mobile phone, a laptop, documents of properties worth crores of rupees, a number of credit and debit cards ...






Hindu Business Line
... the early team members of Aadhaar under Nandan Nilekani. To overcome this, Ria uses data obtained from HealthifyMe's 150 million tracked meals ...






Bangalore Mirror
The state has successfully carried out enrollment drives, increased students' admission to schools, linking of Aadhaar number to children, distribution ...






Hindustan Times
“With the advancements in digital authentication such as Aadhaar-linked e-KYC, we are able to instantly sanction EMI via a completely digital ...






ETTelecom.com
"With the advancements in digital authentication such as Aadhaar-linked e-KYC, we are able to instantly sanction EMI via a completely digital ...






The Quint
Julekha Khatoon was on her way home on a motorbike to get her husband and key witness, Jalil Ansari's Aadhaar card with Alimuddin's eldest son ...






NYOOOZ (blog)
According to teachers, this year the state government distributed books by mapping children area wise — by using Aadhaar cards. BHOPAL: Students ...






India Today
Market sentiments turned upbeat with the government revoking an order the mandated PAN and Aadhaar cards for purchases above Rs 50,000, ...
WEEKLY-MARKET-REVIEW 3 - The New Indian Express



Times of India
Now, the quantity of nutrition packets being distributed among kids at Anganwadi centres has been limited after linking beneficiaries with Aadhaar ...






NewsClick
Of course, the Bill makes Aadhaar mandatory for vehicle registration and getting a driving licence. The concerns mentioned above are just a few ...






The Indian Express
They are also required to carry a relevant photo identity document like the Aadhaar card or election card. These documents should be kept ready on ...

12149 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 13th October 2017



Economic Times
Undoubtedly, before the December 31 deadline, no bank can make your account un-operational due to non-compliance with the Aadhaar linking ...



Economic Times
WASHINGTON: The Indian government's Aadhaar card scheme, which has enrolled more than 1 billion people, has helped the exchequer save about ...



NDTV
All bank accounts and the Aadhaar identity card of an individual must be linked with PAN. PAN helps the tax department keep a tab on all your ...



Scroll.in
One reason India's ambitious fertiliser subsidy reforms stumbled – Aadhaar authentication failures A farmer spreads fertiliser on his field in Satara ...






Moneycontrol.com
Indian government's Aadhaar card scheme, which has enrolled more than 1 billion people, has helped the exchequer save about $9 billion by ...






India.com
New Delhi, Oct 12: The Unique Identification Authority of India has come out with a set of instructions to lock the biometric details of Aadhaar card ...



Trak.in (blog)
As per the story, he received a call from some person, who gave him an 'ultimatum' regarding linking his Aadhaar with Airtel SIM card. That person ...






Oneindia
Therefore, all eligible candidates need to amend details of their Aadhaar card according to the details mentioned in School Leaving Certificate, ...






Web India 123
Dimapur police busted a racket involved in illegal of Aadhaar enrollment in Dimapur town and arrested one person in this connection. According to a ...



indiablooms
Kolkata, Oct 13 (IBNS): An Aadhaar updation centre has been inaugurated on Friday at Bidhannagar CC Block Post Office in Salt Lake to extend ...






Economic Times
Pitching for increasing the pace of Aadhaar seeding, Kumar said, efforts ... is also offering APY by Aadhaar in a completely digital manner, he said.






Chandigarh Metro (blog)
Also, application form of candidates whose document details don't match with the Aadhaar card details will also be canceled or treated as incomplete







The Asian Age
Referring to one of the criteria that mandated provision of Aadhaar card number for compensation and disbursal of funds a petitioner said, “Many ...






National Herald
But exactly when the court proceedings were about to begin, he was told that Aadhaar card was mandatory for his testimony. Jalil sent his wife with ...






The Hans India
... along with original Aadhaar and bank account pass books and one Xerox set also need to submit at counters, police suggested to the victims.






Newsient (blog)
According to him, Aadhaar should be mandatory when purchasing international airlines tickets. Goods and Service tax started on July 1, 2017, where ...



ScoopWhoop
So his wife, Zulekha Khatoon, along with Alimuddin's son went to collect his Aadhaar card. On the way, their motorbike was hit from the back which ...






Times of India
Haq had got the Aadhaar card and PAN by claiming that he was a resident of Samlempur Masandan village and after getting both documents, ...






The Hindu
... version of the scheme for victims of rape, sexual assault and acid attack victims makes Aadhaar card mandatory to release the compensation.






Times Now
... Admit Cards, then they must carry an application along with 2 photographs as well as a Photo Identification Proof like Aadhaar Card, Pan Card, etc.






Moneycontrol.com
Coupled with other reforms viz., implementation of Aadhaar, IBC and Jan-Dhan Yojana, the economic progress would be all-inclusive and positively ...






Firstpost
What do you get when you stir up a cocktail with 30 crore plus Jan Dhan accounts, Aadhaar linked bank accounts and the lingering carrot of Universal ...






Outlook India
... to fill an online form available at the varsity's website that clearly stated "have to upload the scan (sic) copy of their Aadhaar card and identity card".






Times of India
"This could be because of Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile (JAM) Trinity which has helped in better channelising government subsidies and helped in ...






ETtech.com
Linking users' PAN/Aadhaar number to their accounts/wallets would boost transparency in cryptocurrency ownership and trading. Securing IT Systems

12148 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 12th October 2017


Economic Times
NEW DELHI: After Aadhaar's mobile application hit 1 million downloads within two months of its launch, the unique identification authority of India ...
Aadhaar linking simplified - Hindu Business Line



NDTV
Aadhaar or Unique Identity Number (UID) is a 12-digit number based on biometrics-related information. The Unique Identification Authority of India ...



The Hindu
It was the District Legal Services Authority that took the initiative to get Aadhaar for the inmates. It took an entire day for 12 Akshaya service providers ...






Nagaland Post
According to Addl DCP & PRO Dimapur police, a team from the Special Branch apprehended the accused engaged in the illegal Aadhaar enrollment, ...






Times of India
This is the first fintech facility in India, named Dhani, which links almost all the banks in the country on a single platform using Aadhaar, the National ...






The New Indian Express
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It began with the banks asking their customers to link Aadhaar numbers with their bank accounts. Later mobile companies ...



The Quint
Students of Patna University have been asked to upload their Aadhaar cards as identity proofs to register for the university's centenary celebrations.






News18
The online application process for HTET 2017 is expected to be initiated in November 2017 by the Board of Secondary Education, Haryana on its ...



Times of India
The recent SC order on the right to privacy protects Aadhaar, finance minister Arun Jaitley said. A 9-judge Supreme Court bench had said that right to ...



Morung Express
Dimapur, October 11 (MExN): In a case that raises fresh concerns over Aadhaar, a 25-year-young man was arrested, on October 10, for allegedly ...








Oneindia
The arrest of Ehsaan-Hul-Haq a Pakistani spy has revealed that he had managed to stay undercover as an Indian national by obtaining a fake ...


Rising Kashmir
The recent Supreme Court order on the right to privacy lays down the correct exemptions which protects Aadhaar, finance minister Arun Jaitley has ...






Irish Times
He said the Aadhaar identity number introduced in India in 2009 and now held by about 1.3 billion people, also had a legislative basis that was ...






Times Now
Interested candidates are accordingly advised to ensure that they have the aadhaar cards. Also, candidates can check the official website for checking ...






MediaNama.com
Will wallet users need to link Aadhaar to their wallets? MediaNama reader Srikanth points out that the RBI is using a hack not using Aadhaar directly ...



Scroll.in
Even if the government is able to improve the quality of information on the soil health cards, linking them to the Aadhaar database for use in fertiliser ...






Economic Times
WASHINGTON: Finance minister Arun Jaitley has defended the government's decision to maintain secrecy over demonetisation, saying transparency ...






Business Wire India (press release)
With the facility of hiring Aadhaar verified helpers, FIOHO makes sure all the helpers it's working with are genuine. Also, it uses automated attendance ...






The Hindu
Arrangements will be made at the venue for migrant workers to apply for Aadhaar card and open bank accounts. A free medial camp will also be held.






Economic Times
... decline in fuel subsidies under the NDA government and better targeting of other subsidies through Aadhaar that has reduced overall subsidies.






Mathrubhumi English
Students are required to seed the Aadhaar with the bank account as ... ready with them (i) Bank Passbook for filling bank details (ii) Aadhaar card No.






The New Indian Express
... a Government Welfare School at Sarispadar, had gone to Kunduli market to obtain a document and passport size photographs for an Aadhaar card.






Hindu Business Line
... reforms in both fuel and food subsidies including freeing up prices of petrol and diesel and direct benefit transfers through Aadhaar authentication.






The New Indian Express
He managed to get fake Aadhaar and Pan cards by giving an address in Salempur village. He had also built a house in Alipur village after buying a ...






NDTV
During verification candidates must produce aadhaar card, proof of educational qualifications, date of birth certificate, school study certificate, ...