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

Thursday, June 7, 2018

13658 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 6th June 2018

“Looking to next steps, the company says it will begin selling its Scallop 3023-U fingerprint readers for Aadhaar projects later this year, and will sell ...

Linking of Aadhaar in e-filing website is beneficial for tax payers, informed Digital India on its official handle- @_DigitalIndia. Tax payers can use ...

Times of India
Dehradun: Finance minister Prakash Pant red-flagged tardy progress of Aadhaar seeding of Jan Dhan accounts in Uttarakhand on Tuesday and ...

Business Standard
Airtel Payment Bank has been denied permission to use Aadhaar-linked Know Your Customer authentication awaiting a report from RBI. The bank ...

Global Banking And Finance Review (press release)
Aadhaar is the largest and most sophisticated biometrics-based government ID system in the world. The certification enables NEXT to accelerate sales ...

Planet Biometrics
NEXT Biometrics has received hardware certification to provide its unique fingerprint sensor solution to India's Aadhaar government ID program.

India Today
Sixty-eight-year-old Samiuddin, a resident of Badarpur in south Delhi, was denied ration and old-age pension because his finger-prints did not match ...

Daily Pioneer
In one case the family's ration card was cancelled as it was not linked with Aadhaar. In four cases the family could not access ration due to the ...

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his support in favour of the country holding simultaneous elections. Simultaneous elections ...

Financial Express
CSCs act as service delivery centres for government to citizen, business to consumer, utility services, etc; permanent enrolment centres for Aadhaar, ...

Times of India
Now, when an unregistered patient is hospitalised, we need to see the PDS card and Aadhaar card to crosscheck if the patient is from a BPL or APL ...

Avenue Mail
In four cases the family could not access ration due to the mandatory requirement of Aadhaar-based biometric authentication for accessing PDS ...
Cong wants food minister scalp - The Telegraph India

Business Standard
Additionally, Aadhaar cards will become insurance cards so that insurers and other participants can verify beneficiaries. The IT network which will ...

United News of India
email id, Aadhaar number, activating/deactivating passbook, updating FATCA declaration, cancelling NACH mandate, deregistering printed statement, ...

Times Now
"We have no problem if the voters' list is linked with Aadhaar number. We have no problems with 'one nation one election'. I ask them (BJP) to ...

Either your employer can generate the UAN for you or you can generate it yourself using your Aadhaar card (only if it's linked with your mobile ...

Financial Express
I checked and realised that her bank account was not linked with her Aadhaar. I got that done. On April 4, Rs 1,800 — pension for three months — was ...

You can get your APTET hall ticket by entering your CandidateID/Reference ID, your mobile number or your Aadhaar number, along with your date of ...

Daily News & Analysis
Students can easily avail the multi-currency forex card over the counter at their nearest bank branch by furnishing a copy of their passport, Aadhaar, ...

The Tribune
... including important documents such as PAN cards, ATM cards, Aadhaar cards, passports and other certificates, which are sent through speed post.

Times of India
Under the scheme, money is directly credited into the account of a patient, who has to submit a copy of his Aadhaar card and bank passbook.

Times Now
... of trafficking them in the first place using fake Aadhaar and PAN cards that falsified personal details such as their age and the name of their parents.

The Hans India
She further directed them to link the Aadhaar numbers of the farmers with their bank accounts. The complaints, received from the farmers during ...