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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


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.


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Monday, July 10, 2017

11581- Aadhaar Articles Dated 8th July 2017



The Hindu
Supreme Court on Friday said that all the issues arising out of Aadhaar should be finally decided by its constitution bench. | Photo Credit: Shanker ...



Economic Times
NEW DELHI: The Modi government on Friday dismissed criticism by Aadhar naysayers that the mandatory and obtrusive nature of the Aadhaar ...






Times of India
Tiruvannamalai: It took 45 months for a resident of Cheyyar to receive his Aadhaar Card. Thirty seven year-old G Vijayakumar, who applied for the ...






The Hindu
As the world debates use of big data and analytics to improve financial inclusion, India's Aadhaar system has come in for praise by a global body on ...






Gizbot
The interesting thing though was that when the app was launched the company had also announced that it would be getting the Aadhaar verification ...



MediaNama.com
In May this year, in the Malleswaram neighbourhood of Bangalore, residents had complained that a man claiming to be a BBMP official collected ...






Zee Business
Income tax returns filing deadline is July 31, 2017 for citizens and Aadhaar is now mandatory for filing income tax returns and link with your PAN.






Mumbai Mirror
The Aadhaar-issuing authority UIDAI has asked states to ensure that all enrolments, even those by private agencies, shift to government or municipal ...






The Tribune
Aadhaar updation facility can now be availed at all post offices. For more transparency and greater convenience to customers, India Post has been ...






Bar & Bench
Petition challenging notifications which made Aadhaar mandatory for mid days meals and other social welfare schemes. Last week, the Bench had ...






India.com
These officers will have to stay in the ministries from July 3 to September 29 and will be made aware of the important efforts of the government like ...






india's opinion
Quite recently the Indian government has made it a compulsion to link an individual's Aadhaar Card Number with their Permanent Account Number ...



MediaNama.com
Incorporating unique identifiers for the borrowers (Aadhaar for individuals and CIN for companies), Reserve Bank's BSR1 and CRILC datasets can ...






Defence Aviation Post
More than 175 newly-recruits of the All officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) will be given exposure to the Centre's flagship programmes, ...






Web India 123
The facility to apply for Aadhaar card was today inaugurated at the Head Post office here. The Union government had made Aadhaar compulsory for ...













Indialivetoday
Adityanath Yogi government has set July 31 as new deadline for Basic Shiksha Parishad to complete Aadhaar enrolment of students studying all ...






Daily News & Analysis
"There will be no need for the parties (in sale transactions) to produce two identifiers if they have Aadhaar cards (for biometric validation of their ...






Times of India
The applicant couple (both husband and wife) must have an Aadhaar number with their cell phone numbers. After filling the form, a one-time password ...






FactorDaily
The government's Aadhaar-linked public distribution system requires ration depot holders (owners) to verify beneficiaries' fingerprints or scan their ...






NewsBytes
All the users have to do is click on 'Verify Aadhaar Identity' and enter their 12-digit Aadhaar number which will get authenticated with an OTP.






FactorDaily
Pramod Varma, the chief architect and technology adviser for ID project Aadhaar, is also an adviser to the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN), ...



The Indian Wire
Learn on how to link your Aadhaar Card with PAN number. Link you Aadhaar with PAN number using SMS service and also by e-filling website.






Trion Journal
AADHAAR VENTURES INDIA LTD. (AADHAARVEN.BO) shares are moving today on volatility -1.37% or $-0.01 from the open. The BSE listed ...






Hindu Business Line
By linking Aadhaar to mobile, and Aadhaar to PAN, alongside GST and demonetisation, the government is demonstrating clear intent to bring the ...






NYOOOZ
The ticket will be delivered on the mobile application which the passenger will have to show to the ticket examiner along with one's Aadhaar.