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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


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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.


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Sunday, January 22, 2017

10759 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 23rd December 2016


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The Hindu
Getting an Aadhaar card was never this easy. There is a system in place even for the newborns to get enrolled for Aadhaar validation in twin cities.






Economic Times
NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha Member Rajeev Chandrasekhar has expressed concern over Aadhaar database, saying it is "very poorly verified" and it ...






The Hindu
The South and North Delhi municipal corporations are already collecting Aadhaar card details of pensioners as per the rules for direct benefit transfer ...



The Hindu
Following the State-level action to block all ration cards that had not been linked with Aadhaar and mobile phone numbers of family heads, officials ...






Scroll.in
Aadhaar, as India's Unique Identity Project is called, aims to give a 12-digit unique identity number to all residents by collecting their fingerprint and iris ...






ETCIO.com
Bharat Financial Inclusion, formerly known as SKS Microfinance, has launched an Aadhaar- based instant loan approval system, marking a major step ...






The Hans India
Nellore: City Mayor Sk Abdul Aziz formally inaugurated Aadhaar centre at Kondayya Dibba Colony in the 3rd division on Wednesday and interacted ...






Times of India
AGARTALA: The Tripura Gramin Bank (TGB) will introduce 225 Aadhaar-enabled micro ATMs across the state by the end of this financial year, the ...






Mint Market Info
Alankit has been appointed as E-KYC User Agency (KUA) for the usage of Aadhaar Authentication Services provided by UIDAI to provide Aadhaar ...



News Today
Tirupati: Devotees of Lord Venkateswara who want to trek the Tirumala hills here on foot will now have to produce their Aadhaar card as identify proof ...






Catch News
Going forward, candidates appearing for any Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) examination will have to provide their 12 digit Aadhaar number or ...






Economic Times
I just want to talk about some of the opportunities that are arising - there is Aadhaar, Skill India, Start Up India some of the national flagship schemes, ...






Business Standard
On the use of Aadhaar in the banking and financial system, he said: "The numerous fake Aadhaar entries in the Aadhaar database, including the ...






Voice & Data Online
Speaking on the Use of Aadhaar in the Banking and Financial system, he said “The numerous fake Aadhaar entries in the Aadhaar database, ...






Times of India
According to VC, linking students' academic and personal record to Aadhaar will eradicate malpractices and 'cleanse' the education system from ...






Daily Pioneer
The Minister also requested the concerned States/UTs, lagging behind in PDS Computerization in general, and in Aadhaar seeding and FPS ...






The Indian Express
Karadia claimed of having identity cards such as Aadhaar, domicile certificate, PAN card and even a voter's ID card. He, however, has no passport and ...






Economic Times
... Agency (KUA) for the usage of Aadhaar Authentication Services provided by UIDAI to provide Aadhaar Enabled Services to company beneficiaries, ...






Bihar Prabha
Gulbarga, Karnataka, Dec 22 (ANI): The Gulbarga City Corporation has started using Aadhaar-enabled biometric attendance system for its sanitation ...






Indiainfoline
Alankit has informed stock exchanges that the company has been appointed as E-KYC User Agency (KUA) for the usage of Aadhaar Authentication ...






BloombergQuint
Alankit: Appointed e-KYC user agency for the usage of Aadhaar Authentication Services provided by UIDAI to provide Aadhaar enabled services to ...






Greater Kashmir
Emphasizing the role of Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS), he said banks should focus on motivating people to seed their Aadhaar numbers ...






Siliconindia.com
Ravi told the police that, in 2008, he was asked to submit his Aadhaar and PAN cards to open a bank account when he joined a company owned by a ...