In 2009, I became extremely concerned with the concept of Unique Identity for various reasons. Connected with many like minded highly educated people who were all concerned.
On 18th May 2010, I started this Blog to capture anything and everything I came across on the topic. This blog with its million hits is a testament to my concerns about loss of privacy and fear of the ID being misused and possible Criminal activities it could lead to.
In 2017 the Supreme Court of India gave its verdict after one of the longest hearings on any issue. I did my bit and appealed to the Supreme Court Judges too through an On Line Petition.
In 2019 the Aadhaar Legislation has been revised and passed by the two houses of the Parliament of India making it Legal. I am no Legal Eagle so my Opinion carries no weight except with people opposed to the very concept.
In 2019, this Blog now just captures on a Daily Basis list of Articles Published on anything to do with Aadhaar as obtained from Daily Google Searches and nothing more. Cannot burn the midnight candle any longer.
"In Matters of Conscience, the Law of Majority has no place"- Mahatma Gandhi
Ram Krishnaswamy
Sydney, Australia.


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 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.

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, April 22, 2021

14607 - News Dated 22nd April 2021,

Daily update ⋅ 22 April 2021

Lost your Aadhaar Card? Here is how you can lock 12-digit UIDAI number
At a time when quoting of Aadhaar card number is mandatory for series of banking transactions and various government schemes, losing one's ...

Aadhaar Card update: How to lock, unlock 12-digit UIDAI number
To strengthen the data security and privacy of the Aadhaar Card holder, the UIDAI provides 'lock and unlock your Aadhaar number' feature.

Aadhaar rule for hospital beds leaves many stumped
Times of India
However, there are thousands of 'locals' in Gurgaon who live and work in the city but had Aadhaar cards issued from their original hometowns.

Record number of Aadhaar Cards issued in Hyderabad
The Siasat Daily
Delhi and Mumbai are second and third in terms of Aadhaar card issuance. Most of them who obtained Aadhaar cards are from AP, Tamil Nadu, ...

Not happy with your photo on the Aadhaar card? Here is how you can change it
At the Aadhaar Enrollment Center, the employee will ask for Rs 25 + GST ​​as a fee to change the photo. Let us tell you that Aadhaar card with a 12- ...
Aadhaar cards placed in queue lines for Covid test in Jagitial
Telangana Today
People waiting for Covid-19 tests at Jaggasagar in Metpalli mandal placed Aadhar cards in the queue to mark their place.

Textile MSMEs see uncertainty in production capacity ahead after recovering to near pre-Covid levels
Financial Express
Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: As per Udyam Aadhaar Portal, the total textile manufacturing MSMEs registered between September 2015 and ...

Aadhar cards placed in queue lines for Covid test in Jagitial
Telangana Today
In a rather shocking development now, people waiting for Covid-19 tests at Jaggasagar in Metpalli mandal placed Aadhar cards in the queue to mark ...

Facial authentication for vaccination not the same as facial recognition: Nandan Nilekani
“What is being used is face authentication, where your photo will be compared when you give your Aadhaar number. It is no different than a fingerprint or ...

Pandemic has increased digital divide: Nandan Nilekani - Times of India

'Get Anti-Covid Fabiflu For Free': Gautam Gambhir To East Delhi Residents
He said those who want the medicine would have to show their Aadhaar cards ... अपना आधार और डॉक्टर की पर्ची ले आएं.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

14606 - News Dated 21st April 2021,

Daily update ⋅ 21 April 2021

What is Aadhaar lock and unlock? How to do it and how does it prevent misuse of Aadhaar card?
Zee News
To further strengthen your privacy and security, UIDAI has introduced a feature to lock and unlock your Aadhaar Number. · 1. For Locking UID, you should ...

Inmates of NGO-run home struggle to get vaccinated without Aadhaar cards
The New Indian Express
HYDERABAD: Due to the lack of Aadhaar cards, many inmates of an NGO-run home are unable to get vaccinated. Nearly 130 residents of Second ...

ETMONEY launches Aadhaar-based mutual fund SIP payment feature
Economic Times
According to a press release issued by ETMONEY, the Aadhaar-linked SIP payment mandate will enable more Indians to invest regularly via SIPs, ..

Aadhaar-based facial authentication to be used for India's vaccination drive, not facial recognition ...
“What will be used is facial authentication where they compare your photograph with your Aadhaar number. It is no different than fingerprint ...

For new mutual fund investors, CAMS launches eKYC using OTP-based Aadhaar authentication
According to the firm, this eKYC via Aadhaar authentication service would enable investors to invest in mutual funds with nominal exertion or restrictions ...

ET Money Launches Aadhaar-based MF SIP Payment Feature: Details Inside
ETMONEY, India's leading investment app, has unveiled the country's first Aadhaar-based SIP payments function, in line with its pledge to make ...
Maharashtra: Man beaten up for sending lewd messages to women
Times of India
THANE: A man working in an Aadhaar centre in Maharashtra's Thane was severely beaten up allegedly by activists of a political party for sending ...
Maharashtra: Man beaten up for sending lewd messages to women - Yahoo India News

Once passed, the Personal Data Protection Bill will make companies more answerable for lapses: EY
A lot of our personal information, including credit / debit card numbers, bank account details, PAN and Aadhaar data lies online. So how can you ...

Udyam Registration: 26 lakh MSME registrations so far on Modi govt's new portal not exciting, say ...
Financial Express
“MSMEs with Udyog Aadhaar were around 1 crore. After the RBI mandate, this 1 crore enterprise should have been converted into Udyam ...

MNS women rough up youth for lewd texting
United News of India
Thane, Apr 20 (UNI) A youth, reportedly an Aadhaar Seva Kendra employee, was allegedly assaulted by the MNS women activists at the party's office ...

14605 - NEWS DATED 20TH APRIL 2021,

Daily update ⋅ 20 April 2021

Abuse of Aadhaar ultimatum
The Indian Express
The fact that Aadhaar-related problems often lead to denial of food rations from PDS is well known. The Covid crisis has enhanced the dependence of ...

Abuse of Aadhaar ultimatum
The Indian Express
Startling findings on Aadhaar-related denial of foodgrain rations were reported ... authentication glitches or failure to link their ration card with Aadhaar.

What privacy? To save money, TNSTC uses papers with Aadhaar details to respond to RTI queries
The New Indian Express
Using photocopy sheets of important documents like Aadhaar in this manner is unacceptable," Sakthivel told The New Indian Express on Monday.

Show prescription, Aadhaar card to buy antiviral drug
Times of India
... the health department on Monday made it mandatory for buyers to show Aadhaar card and doctor's prescription to buy the over the counter drug to ...

Airtel Payments Bank hikes day-end balance by up to ₹2 lakh. 5 things to know for opening an ...
You need to have an Aadhaar card and active mobile number to open Airtel Payments Bank account through the Aadhaar biometric authentication ...

How people above 18 should register for COVID-19 vaccine, here's the complete guidelines
DNA India
Aadhaar CardPAN CardVoter IDDriving LicenseHealth Insurance Smart Card issued under by Ministry of LabourMahatma Gandhi National Rural ...

Mad scramble for Remdesivir in capital
The Hindu
On Monday afternoon, over 50 people stood in queue there. They brought a doctor's prescription of Remdesivir, copies of Aadhaar card and test report of ...

Fertilizer dealers warned against selling above retail price
The Hindu
Farmers are urged to avail the fertilizers at the subsidy by producing Aadhaar cards. Earlier, an inspection was carried out by assistant agriculture ...

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

14604 - News Dated 19th April 2021

Daily update ⋅ 19 April 2021

When Aadhaar Card dissents to a person's right to PDS rations and other benefits
For example, while 28 per cent of respondents from ration card-holding households in rural areas were denied ration due to Aadhaar-related issues at ...

Direct benefits
The Indian Express
And when technology for such direct benefit transfers (DBT) exists — thanks to bank accounts linked to every individual's Aadhaar and mobile number ...

How to Upload Documents to DigiLocker
It uses your Aadhaar Card as identification and allows you to digitise your documents and make them available to you at all times, provided you have ...

Coronavirus | DRDO sets up 500-bed COVID-19 facility in Delhi
The Hindu
... into the facility, a Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT PCR) COVID-19 positive report and Aadhaar card would be necessary.

Human-centric technologies need of the hour: CII Northern Region Chairman
Outlook India
We have rolled out largest personal identification of sorts Aadhaar, there is a lot else which can be done on top of it... we will try and partner with the ...

Sunday, April 18, 2021

14603 - News Dated 18th April 2021,

Daily update ⋅ 18 April 2021

How To Download A Masked Aadhaar Card Online?
Aadhaar is a 12-digit identification number provided by the UIDAI to all Indian citizens. You can mask your Aadhaar number in your downloaded ...

Don't have PAN Card? Know step-by-step process to get yours online in few minutes
Jagran English
To apply for an e-PAN card, a customer has to submit his/her Aadhaar card number and don't require any fees for the application. facebook · twitter ...

Aadhar-related problems and resultant denial of rations
Deccan Herald
It showed that 28 per cent of respondents belonging to ration card-holding households in rural areas were refused ration due to Aadhaar-related issues ...

Registered 5 million merchants via Amazon Pay, focussed on helping SMBs embrace e-payments ...
Times of India
This includes Aadhaar, e-KYC and UPI among others. Grandinetti cited examples of how these tools have helped individual sellers reach customers ...

Amazon Pay has 5M registered merchants, focuses on helping SMBs embrace e-payments: Amazon -

Major breakthrough in girl's death case
The Hindu
Nagaraju, District Police Chief (Kochi City). The police have received a copy of the Aadhaar card that Mohan had given at the hotel. Though he had ...
Employers' letters must for domestic helps to avail buses
Times of India
The official said the consent letters should have the employer's name, mobile number, address and Aadhaar number. Details about the house helps ...

Court awards 3-yr jail term to illegal immigrant from Bangladesh
Times of India
He is also accused of procuring Indian Aadhaar card through an agent in New Delhi and a cellphone number for carrying out illegal activities.

COVID-19: Ahmedabad Residents, While Travelling Back Home, Need Not Get Tested
Republic World
In all means of travel, viz, airports, railway stations, or by road, people who have an Aadhar card with an address of Ahmedabad will be allowed to ...

Soon, Phagwara MC to launch compulsory registration of pets
The Tribune
... said a token would be issued which could be tied to the neck of the pet and pet's name would also be included in the Aadhaar card of the owner.

Registration Aadhaar Seeding in Andhra Pradesh | National Government Services Portal
National Government Services Portal
Registration Aadhaar Seeding in Andhra Pradesh. Fully Online; Share This. Registration Aadhaar Seeding in Andhra Pradesh. Rate this. Comment ..

Saturday, April 17, 2021

14602 - News Dated 17th April 2021,

Daily update ⋅ 17 April 2021

Explained: When Aadhaar-related problems lead to denial of rations and benefits; what the data ...
The Indian Express
Ever since Aadhaar-based biometric authentication was introduced in PDS, there have been numerous reports about people's fingerprints not getting ...

Vaiga murder: Sanu tried to take SIM cards using Aadhaar details of relatives
The New Indian Express
During his visit to Alappuzha, he asked our relatives' Aadhaar proof to take a SIM card. Since they felt something amiss in this request, they didn't give it,” ...

CSC accounts for over 25% of Aadhaar- enabled payments
The Hindu BusinessLine
Conducts transactions worth ₹10,764 crore last year. With the Common Service Centres (CSCs) accounting for over 25 per cent of all Aadhaar-Enabled ...

Fears of vaccine exclusion as India uses digital ID, facial recognition
Aadhaar, which is linked to an individual's fingerprints, face and iris scan, is the world's largest biometric identity system with more than 1.2 billion IDs ...

ETMONEY Leads Industry in Innovation; Becomes First in the country to launch Aadhaar based SIP ...
Outlook India
With this, anyone can now start a SIP online and set up automatic payments using a simple Aadhaar based OTP verification. In a country like India, ...

India wants to use facial recognition in its coronavirus vaccine drive
Coda Story
India is planning to add a facial recognition system based on Aadhaar, the country's centralized biometric identity program, to the national Covid-19 ...

Vaccination of jail inmates hits technical hurdle
Hindustan Times
Covid-19 vaccination for jail inmates in the state has hit a technical hurdle as they don't have cell phone and Aadhar card numbers mandatory for ...

Delhi Weekend Curfew ePass: How to Apply Movement Pass Online to Travel During COVID-19 ...
MySmartPrice Gear
Secondly, you need to upload any proof of identification including an Aadhaar card, driving licence, PAN Card, passport, ration card, Voter ID card, ...

International Day for Street Children; Making #TheInvisiblesVisible: A call to action
ANI News
To date, 162 camps have been organised and Aadhaar cards of 5000 children have been issued". Zarin Gupta, founder of Salaam Baalak Trust, said ...

Cluster Head JK Bank reviews implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in Poonch
India Education Diary
Poonch: Cluster Head Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Sanjeev Dutta today chaired a meeting to review the government sponsored schemes and Aadhar ...

Friday, April 16, 2021

14601 - News Dated 16th April 2021,

Daily update ⋅ 16 April 2021

Fears of Covid-19 vaccine exclusion as India uses Aadhaar-based facial recognition
Deccan Herald
"Aadhaar-based facial recognition system could soon replace biometric fingerprint or iris scan machines at Covid-19 vaccination centres across the ...

ETMONEY launches India's first Aadhaar based SIP payments
ANI News
And this Aadhaar-linked SIP payment mandate will enable more Indians to invest regularly via SIPs, promoting better financial discipline amongst the ...

Aadhaar Card Link With Mobile Number Online की खबरें
Hindustan हिंदी
सब्सक्राइब करें हिन्दुस्तान का डेली न्यूज़लेटर. सब्सक्राइब. X. Follow Us.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

14600 - News Dated 15th April 2021,

Daily update ⋅ 15 April 2021

Unhappy with your Aadhaar photo; here is how you can change it
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has made it possible for any Aadhaar cardholder, who is not happy with the photograph on the ...

How to Change Photograph In Aadhaar Card Online?
Aadhaar cardholders can now change their photo by visiting their nearest Aadhaar enrollment centre, according to the Unique Identification Authority ...

Digital Rights Bodies Warn Against Use of Facial Recognition Technology in Vaccination Drive
The Wire
“Aadhaar-based facial recognition system could soon replace biometric fingerprint or iris scan machines at Covid-19 vaccination centres across the ...

Why a Remote Village in Telangana Made Aadhaar Card Mandatory for Outsiders
Outsiders must deposit their Aadhaar cards at the village secretariat on the outskirts and provide personal details. They can collect the cards while ...

Phygital is backbone of financial inclusion in emerging markets such as India
Forbes India
Aadhaar-aided bank accounts are the lynchpin of relief measures and agri-subsidies. Even property registrations are not possible unless based on the ...

ETMONEY Leads Industry In Innovation; Becomes First in the country to launch Aadhar based SIP ...
APN News
With this, anyone can now start a SIP online and set up automatic payments using a simple Aadhar based OTP verification. In a country like India, ...

Lockdown, flood forced students to drop out: survey
The Hindu
The survey reiterated that during the flooding, many had lost important documents of identification like Aadhaar cards, one of the most important ...

Adequate stocks of fertilizer in Thanjavur district, says agriculture dept.
The Hindu
All fertilizer dealers should sell subsidised fertilizers only through point of sale devices by providing Aadhaar numbers of the farmer/buyer. The stock ..

Badli Industrial Estate Association writes to MSME Ministry seeking extension of migration to ...
Knn India
''In view of the difficulties arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, a similar extension needs to be given to the MSMEs to migrate their Udyog Aadhaar ...

TN has enough vaccines: Health department
Punjab News Express
The Primary Health Centres are insisting on an OTP sent to the Aadhaar number linked mobile phones and with most of the rural populace not having ...

Sign on and support close to 10 Organisations and 158 Individuals who are warning against ...
Internet Freedom Foundation
“Aadhaar-based facial recognition system could soon replace biometric fingerprint or iris scan machines at Covid-19 vaccination centres across the ...

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

14599 - news Dated 14th April 2021,

Daily update ⋅ 14 April 2021

Aadhaar card: Not happy with your photograph? Here is how you can change it
Aadhaar Card Update: Being unhappy with one's Aadhaar Card photograph is one of the most common grievances of the 12-digit unique identification ...

How to link your mobile number with Aadhaar card? Here's a complete guide
You can link your mobile phone number with Aadhaar and re-verify it through a one-time password (OTP)-based method, an agent-assisted ...

Aadhaar card update: Unhappy with your Aadhar photo; here is how you can change it
Aadhaar. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has made it possible for Aadhaar cardholders to use its Aadhaar card photo update service ...

Co-WIN portal stops allowing physical verification of Aadhaar
Vaccine beneficiaries who registered on the government's Co-WIN platform by providing their Aadhaar information can no longer have their ID ..

GSTN enables the option to authenticate Aadhaar Card or upload e-KYC documents on GST Portal
Aadhaar authentication is a process by which the Aadhaar number along with other biometric details of the Aadhaar holder are submitted to the ...

Arhatiyas In Punjab Demand Signed Blank Cheques, Aadhaar Cards From Farmers: Report
Arhatiyas are said to be demanding blank signed cheques and Aadhaar cards from farmers against the payments of the loan that they have taken.

Fake Aadhaar Card Racket Busted in Dibrugarh, 3 Detained
The Sentinel Assam
DIBRUGARH: On Sunday, an illegal Aadhar card centre was busted by the police in the Dibrugarh district of upper Assam and detained 3 people in ..

Vaccine after linking PAN with AADHAAR, trying times for these Mumbai residents
Zee News
This pertains to the linking of Aadhaar Card with PAN Card. As per the new rule, vaccines are being given to those people who have Aadhar card and ..

Aadhaar not must for vaccination, says LG
Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Monday said that Aadhaar card is not compulsory to get COVID-19 vaccine in the Union Territory. Puducherry ...

Not Linked Your PAN Card-Aadhaar Yet? Follow These Easy Guidelines
Kalinga TV
Have you linked your PAN card and Aadhaar card yet? If yes, then well and good. If no, then there is nothing to worry as the Central Board of Direct ...