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

Monday, March 7, 2016

9398 - To meet March deadline, admin turns to colleges for Aadhaar-seeding of PDS - Indian Express

The district has so far managed to complete the process for only 30 lakh of the total 54 lakh beneficiaries.

In an attempt to meet the March-end deadline to link ration cards with Aadhaar cards to weed out bogus beneficiaries, the Pune district administration has now turned to colleges and computer institutes to help them feed data of beneficiaries
The district has so far managed to complete the process for only 30 lakh of the total 54 lakh beneficiaries in the district.

Now, the district administration has written to all colleges and computer institutes to help it with data entry.

“We need more machines, terminals and manpower to help bridge the huge gap. We are reaching out to colleges to help us out as our manpower is not enough,” said district collector Saurabh Rao.

The district administration has already tied up with a number of computer institutes and colleges in Maval, Khed, Baramati and Shirur tehsils of the district.

Earlier, the state was given time till December 31 last year to digitise date on food procurement system, godowns, ration cards, supply chain and open transparency portals and seed Aadhaar card data. The new deadline is March 2016. All districts have been given an ultimatum that there would be no further extension.

Besides seeking help from students, the district administration is also encouraging people to go online and register themselves on the FDO website.

The collector said there were nearly 10 lakh beneficiaries whose names would likely be deleted from the list by the first week of March after following due procedure. These may include beneficiaries who have shifted or are dead.

The district has been divided into eight zones and all fair price shops will be checked for the list of beneficiaries and their linkages with Aadhaar cards.

The Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre is aiming big on Aadhaar-based biometric authentication, which it plans to roll out at all fair price shops across the country by 2016-end.

86% Aadhaar card coverage in district
The Aadhaar card enrollment too is on till March 31 and the administration is again finding it hard with just 350 machines against the request of 1,000. The district presently has an Aadhaar card coverage of 86 per cent. The existing machines are mainly used in anganwadis which are believed to have nearly 12 lakh children. Earlier, child development officers were in-charge of the process, but since they were not able to manage, revenue officers have been deployed to complete the job.

- See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/to-meet-march-deadline-admin-turns-to-colleges-for-aadhaar-seeding-of-pds/#sthash.h2Wk3tUx.dpuf