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

Friday, June 29, 2018

13756 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 29th June 2018

Financial Express
Narendra Modi government's apparent insistence on mandatory linking with Aadhaar may have drawn criticism from various quarters with people ...

Another Aadhaar challenge Supreme Court must address: Excessive ... The excessive delegation challenge to Aadhaar relates to the management ...

Financial Express
However, biometric-based Aadhaar identification and its linking with the 300 million accounts opened under Jan Dhan since 2014 have enabled the ...

New Delhi: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has asked biometric device manufactures to complete integration of face authentication ...

By Elton Gomes. After the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) announced the launch of the Aadhaar Virtual ID on April 2, it has now stated ...

Times of India
“AP published Aadhaar numbers of 11,000 government employees working in the endowment department. They have shut down the pages publishing ...

Bar & Bench
In an order passed last week, the Madras High Court directed that Aadhaar card and a photocopy of the same should be produced by prospective ...

Times of India
NEW DELHI: The government plans to take a slew of measures, including linkage with Aadhaar, to strengthen 'TrackChild', a national system to track ...

For example, with the current market requirement of linking one's Aadhaar card to one's bank accounts, identity verification will become a simpler ...

From implementing Information Technology to linking Aadhaar during farmers' registration, the Food Department has taken several initiatives for ...

Times of India
... nativity certificate, Aadhaar, community certificate, first graduate certificate and ration card/passport besides proof of relationship between the parent ...

Times of India
On Friday, the Madras high court made Aadhaar card and its photocopy compulsory during counselling for medical admissions in the state while ...

Kaplan Herald
Ghaziabad: Two unauthorised enrolment , operating in Vijay Nagar and Sihani Gate areas, were busted on Tuesday. A team headed by sub-divisional ...

Daily News & Analysis
Aadhaar PAN PNR Passport Seva. This app claims to help you out with the Aadhaar enrollment and PAN card application but the app is not the official ...

MySmartPrice Gear
Most of them reported that they had not even signed up for Airtel Payments Bank, but had only registered for verification of their number with Aadhaar.

The Aadhaar Bill creates a subsidy delivery mechanism and experts have questioned whether it is legitimate to pass it as a Money Bill -- which is ...

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
It will also enable cost-effective verifications for the increasing number of national ID systems such as India's Aadhaar. But that's just the start; we ...

Daily News & Analysis
The contractor was also involved in the Aadhaar card scam, in which cards were issued without taking necessary documents. Around 50,000 cards ...

Times of India
“Nowadays, the Aadhaar-privacy debate seems to be unwittingly becoming part of every discussion — be it at office, home or among friends. While the ...

The Indian Express
Sources also said that Purthy had organised a Patthalgarhi protest at Ghaghra village and supervised the burning of Aadhaar and Voter ID cards.

Option 3- Forward application documents physically. Choose paperless facility (Option 1) and enter your Aadhaar details. Then, enter the details of ...

Times Now
Also, please note, candidates are required to carry their Aadhaar Cards to the examination centres as well. DSSSB PGT Examinations 2018 would be ...