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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

10776 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 3rd January 2017

Aadhaar Articles Dated 3rd January 2017

Aadhaar,update 3 January 2017

When you get an Aadhaar card, you also give the government your fingerprint and retinal scan data. This is called biometric data. Your biometric data ...

Daily News & Analysis
In a stunning decision, several schools in the Capital have made it mandatory for parents seeking nursery admission for their children to have Aadhaar ...

For booking tickets over both – counter and internet, the Aadhaar number of the senior citizen could be interlinked. The linking of UID would remain ...

Hindustan Times
For the first time in Madhya Pradesh, Aadhaar-card based fingerprint recognition identification technology will be used on an experimental basis in the ...

The Hindu
Linking of Aadhaar card with ration cards has been completed to the extent of 82 per cent in Erode district, official sources said. The task will have to ...

Times of India
AURANGABAD: Osmanabad has become the first district in Maharashtra to issue Aadhaar cards to children aged from 0-5 years, who avail ...

Times of India
ITANAGAR: A small village in Arunachal has achieved 100% Aadhaar enrolment and opening of bank accounts. The Kuchkut village under the Yazali ...

But now if you are opening your NPS account online through Aadhaar, you don't need to submit any papers. Read on to understand how this works.

BGR India
Citizens would be offered help for opening bank account, linking mobile number to account, Aadhaar enrolment, Aadhaar updates, seeding Aadhaar ...

IF the beneficiary has a bank account linked to an Aadhaar card, then the Aadhaar card number can be used for fund transfer. Users can choose the ...

The Sentinel
An increased focus on renewable energy, more reliable power supply to villages, growing spread of Aadhaar — the national identification system ...

While the Central government has been pushing the adoption of the Aadhaar card for Central schemes, the state of Andhra Pradesh is using Aadhaar ...

Hindu Business Line
The seeding of Aadhaar number has been completed in more than half of the PMJDY accounts (58.66 per cent as on December 28) in PSBs.

Business Standard
This means that if one is buying gold jewellery with cash above ~20,000, it should be backed by either the PAN card or the Aadhaar card.

Henderson State University News Blog
Users can check balance, make transactions and scan OR codes. The Aadhaar protocol kicks in here, as the fingerprint is directly matched from the ...