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 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, December 5, 2019

14326 - AAdhaar Articles dated 4th December 2015

Daily update ⋅ 4 December 2019

Giving Aadhaar number in lieu of PAN? Make sure you have linked both. Here's why
Economic Times
If you are planning on quoting your Aadhaar number instead of your Permanent Account Number (PAN), you have to make sure you have done this ...

Aadhaar enabled payment system growth slows in FY20
Economic Times
BENGALURU: The rate of growth in transactions through Aadhaar-enabled payment system (AePS) in the April-October period of the current financial ...

With mAadhaar app, you can leave your Aadhaar card at home; Here's how
Gadgets Now
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has updated its Aadhaar app with new user-interface and features. The app is available on both ...

Man lays before Rajnath's car to change Aadhaar name
Deccan Herald
A 35-year-old man, suspected to be mentally unstable, lied down on the road near Parliament on Tuesday when Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's ...

New Aadhaar app: Add 3 profiles, lock/unlock biometrics, locate enrollment centre
ET Now
New Delhi: In an attempt to make the Aadhaar mobile app more secure, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) launched a new version of ...

Quoting Aadhaar In Place Of PAN? Ensure This As Else You May Be In Trouble
In Union Budget 2019, the centre allowed quoting of aadhaar in place of PAN wherever PAN is to be mentioned mandatorily. But in such a case, there ...

CPI(M), TMC Hit Out At Centre Over Aadhaar-linking,say It's Leading To Rise In Bank Frauds
Republic World
Both the opposition CPI(M) and the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal slammed the Centre over its decision to link Aadhaar card with ...

Aadhaar linkage: 12, 556 Families denied ration
For the government, Aadhaar linkage to welfare programmes may be a good way to check loss of ration meant for the poor, but the denial of benefits to ...

Aadhaar Enabled Fertilizer Distribution System
Khabar India
Under Aadhaar enabled Fertilizers Distribution System (AeFDS), it is mandatory for the retailers to sell subsidized fertilizers through PoS devices.

Outlook India
Kolkata: Both the opposition CPI(M) and the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal slammed the Centre over its decision to link Aadhaar ...

Digital transactions to grow at a CAGR of 52% in next five years: SBI Cards
Government initiatives:Regulatory initiatives including financial inclusion, Aadhaar, and the unveiling of the Unified Payments Interface have spurred ...

'One Nation, One Ration Card' will be effective from next June, says Ram Vilas Paswan
The Hindu
This would be made available after biometric/Aadhaar authentication on ePoS (electronic Point of Sale) devices, Mr. Paswan, the Minister for ...

A week since lake breach, many lives still in disarray
The New Indian Express
Yashaswini shows the only items — Aadhaar cards — that she could salvage when their house got inundated after Hulimavu Lake breached ...

Lament: 'Parties ignored real issues'
Telegraph India
“Aadhaar created havoc in welfare programmes in the state but none of the parties committed to delink Aadhaar,” the statement said. None of the ...
Appeal frown, lynching cry in rape outrage
Telegraph India
His photo should be published and distributed everywhere. Nowadays we have Aadhaar card, identity card, etc. Such fellows should be identified and ...

Collect, submit forms from today
The Tribune
... the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) is required for EWS applicants; Aadhaar card is not compulsory for admission; RTE seats= 25% EWS/DG seats ...

Sri Lankan Tamil booked for threatening Hindu Munnani leader
The Hindu
... under Section 110 of Cr PC to maintain peace for one year, was found to be illegally residing in Kilakarai without passport, but with Aadhaar card.

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5 pm: SPG (Amendment) Bill passed in Rajya Sabha, Amit ...
Hindustan Times
Here are today's top news, analysis and opinion at 5 pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

AP government revises the guidelines for Housing Scheme, releases new land distribution policy
The Hans India
The key scheme that is part of the YSRCP ambitious project of Navaratnalu in AP is to housing scheme. Govt has issued new rules regarding its ...

Three held for cyber fraud
The New Indian Express
... driving licence, Aadhaar card, PAN card, one notebook containing writing of communication skills for installation of petrol pump, among others from ...

How a course in Big Data Engineering from upGrad can help you set your career on the right path
Times of India
So, if you want to become a Data Engineer, whether to learn about how Aadhaar verification works in realtime or how Facebook's newsfeed ...
JEE Main 2020 admit card to be available in 3 days! Here are 10 important points to note
AglaSem News
A government issued ID card is PAN card, driving license, voter ID, passport, aadhaar card (with the photograph), e-aadhaar with photograph, ration ...

No plans to issue single card for all utilities; NPR in process: Govt tells Lok Sabha
... the government's move to bring in a multipurpose identity card for citizens with all utilities like Aadhaar, passport, driving licence and bank accounts.

Govindacharya withdraws plea against WhatsApp
The Indian Express
These petitions, which sought linking of social media accounts to Aadhaar number of the user, had raised questions of privacy vis-a-vis security.

One Nation One Ration Card To Be Effective Nationwide From June: Minister
Herald Publicist
This may be made out there after biometric/Aadhaar authentication on ePoS (digital Level of Sale) units, Mr Paswan, the Minister for Client Affairs, ...

Fake Reliance Petrol Pump Dealership: 3 Cyber Criminals Arrested From Patna
Odisha Television Ltd.
Moreover, Rs 8.59 lakh cash, 47 debit cards, cheque books, driving licences, Aadhaar cards and some incriminating documents have been seized ...

Southern Railway Recruitment 2019 Apply Online Process Begins For 3585 Vacancies @ iroams ...
AglaSem News
One has to fill mobile number, email id, UID / aadhaar number, personal details, education details, upload recent photograph, and pay the fee to apply ...

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

14325 - Aadhaar Related Articles Dated 3rd December 2019

Daily update ⋅ 3 December 2019

'An Aadhaar for health will let doctors share knowledge'
Making health cover truly universal. There should be basic minimum health coverage to protect every individual against medical events because ...

Aadhaar not needed! Banks can complete customer authentication in 3 minutes with this tech
Financial Express
Bank customer authentication without Aadhaar: With a new technology launched by Infrasoft Technologies' (InfrasoftTech), banks can complete the ...

AePS's rate of transaction growth halved to 10% in H1 2019
The rate of growth in transactions through Aadhaar-enabled payment system (AePS) in the first six months of the current financial year has halved to ...

In this town, shopkeepers give onions on loan by keeping Aadhaar as mortgage
We are giving onions by keeping Aadhaar Card or silver jewellery as mortgage. At some shops, onions are being kept in lockers as well.” In Lucknow ...

21 UIDAI-run Aadhaar Seva Kendras operational across the country
Udaipur Kiran
New Delhi : Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has operationalised 21 Aadhaar Seva Kendras (ASK) as part of its plan to open 114 ...

Bizarre: SP youth wing workers give onions on loan by keeping Aadhaar Card and silver jewellery ...
The SP party youth wing workers in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi, have been giving onions on loan by keeping Aadhaar Card and silver jewelry as a ...

Varanasi Shopkeepers Offer Onions On Loan By Taking Aadhaar Cards & Jewelry As Collateral
Until now, onions were an essential ingredient in daily Indian household cuisine. But they have now become a luxury as its price skyrocketed to Rs ...

How Schemes Fail Women: Delivery on Hospital Veranda Equals No Aid
The Quint
Usha Devi's Aadhaar card mentions her name as 'Pusa', putting a question mark on her very identity. Speaking to activists who had gone to UP as part ...

Classroom | How to open an MF account, documents, and will you have to pay commission (Mutual ...
Aadhaar-based KYC (know-your-customer) using a one-time password sent to the ... However, the Aadhaar-based KYC should make it an easier task.

Indian Authorities Issue Biometric IDs to Migrant Workers
Because the ID cards are only issued to individuals who already have been registered under the national Aadhaar program or with existing voter ID ...

10 mn cows to be inseminated, tagged, tracked by March 2020
Hindustan Times
The government is planning to introduce an Aadhaar-like identification among the country's cattle population in a project to improve breeds and ...

How to apply for HDFC Forex Card: Know steps here
India Today
Step 2: You need to enter travellers' details (keep Aadhaar No, Passport, travel plans with you). Step 3: You have to make payment for the HDFC ...

Trans Rights Campaigners Are Marching To The Indian High Commission In London – Here's Why
HuffPost UK
A small group of protestors are gathering outside the Indian High Commission in London on Monday afternoon, with a goal far larger than their ...

PayNearby Ties with Retailers Body RASCI to Upskill India's Large Retail Segment
PayNearby has successfully enabled Digital Pradhans to provide many essential services to their local communities, including Aadhaar banking, ...

Jan Dhan Account: Get Rs 5000 overdraft facility, debit card, insurance cover
Financial Express
Holders of Aadhaar-linked Jan Dhan accounts also enjoy the benefits of direct-benefit money transfer to the beneficiaries of government subsidies.

NTA launches NEET 2020 candidate login window ; registration to start at 4 pm
Entering Aadhaar card details: NTA has introduced the process of Aadhaar verification as a step to reduce impersonation cases. They have requested ...

The dubious legal case for an NRIC
The Hindu
The last time the Central government tried to make an identity enrolment mandatory was the Aadhaar project and this was struck down as excessive ...

Punjab GST to be amended in line with Central GST Act
Outlook India
... who opts for composition levy, as well as mandatory Aadhaar submission or authentication for persons who intend to take or have taken registration.

Plea in HC against laws which prevent victims of eco offences from initiating prosecution
Outlook India
It has contended that there was a similar bar under the UIDAI Act (Aadhaar) but it was struck down by the Supreme Court. The NGO has urged the high ...

CM Jagan to launch YSR Arogya Asara scheme officially today in Guntur
The Hans India
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is in the process of launching another program to provide relief to poor patients as part of the health scheme.

Paytm KYC 'Suspended'? How A Phishing Scam Can Empty Your Wallet
KYC is the process of a business verifying the identity of its clients using identification documents like Aadhaar card, or PAN card. The advisory ...

NPS for traders and self-employed: Eligibility, features and more
ET Now
They must Aadhaar card and savings bank account/Jan Dhan account number with IFSC. The individual should not be engaged in the organized ...

The BJP's hurdles in Jharkhand
The mandatory shift to Aadhaar to avail subsidized food through the Public Distribution System (PDS) has been blamed for causing hunger deaths.

Digital India: Robust and agile technology is a must
Financial Express
One of the main agendas of Digital India has been to establish an effective e-governance infrastructure. This is being targeted with Aadhaar, a unique ...

Common service centres don saffron hues in Jind
Times of India
Every village has a CSC for providing facilities related to permanent account number, Aadhaar card, revenue services, public welfare schemes and ...

Watch | All about FASTag
The Hindu
Projected as the 'Aadhaar' card for vehicles, the FASTag electronic toll collection programme is being implemented by the Indian Highways ...

Mentoring Indian entrepreneurs for better financial health
Despite the government's basic financial inclusion efforts through services like Unified Payments Interface and Aadhaar, nearly 40 percent of lending ...

KYC Scam Hits Hard: Ex Indian Air Force Officer Loses Life's Savings After Fraudster Asked To ... (blog)
KYC verification must be done physically by taking fingerprints to connect with the Aadhaar card. People must be aware that financial institutes or ...

Week-long Enrolment Drive for Unorganized Workers gets Underway
The Sentinel Assam
For enrolment, he or she must possess an aadhaar card or a savings bank account or Jan Dhan account with IFSC code. The voluntary and ...

Code will be issued for PRSU teachers
Herald Publicist
On this, together with giving private info to lecturers, Aadhaar quantity, PAN quantity, checking account particulars, date of appointment, date of ...

Three Cyber Fraudsters Arrested By Odisha Crime Branch From Bihar
Cuttack: The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Odisha Crime Branch (CB) has arrested three cyber fraudsters from Patna in Bihar. As per a ...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

14324 - Aadhaar Related Articles Dated 1st Dec 2019

Daily update ⋅ 1 December 2019

Aadhaar card update: Change your address through the new mAadhaar app
To make the mAadhaar application more secure, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched its new version. The new Aadhaar ...\

Varanasi shops give onions on loan by keeping Aadhaar Card as mortgage
India Today
In a unique protest to highlight the high price of onions, workers of Samajwadi Party's youth wing are giving onions on loan by keeping Aadhaar Card ...

MGNREGA: Rejected payment worth Rs 45 crore yet to be paid
Times of India
“Now, the payment of wages has become Aadhaar linked. When the payment got linked to Aadhaar, it got connected to a different account.

Gang using forged papers for vehicle loans busted, four held
The Tribune
... busted a gang involved in purchasing two-wheelers on loan from automobile and finance companies by submitting fake Aadhaar and voter cards.

Madurai: Children in government home get health insurance cover
Times of India
Meanwhile, chairman of CWC, Dr Vijaya Saravanan has taken steps to get Aadhaar card for these children. He has issued letters to 15 orphan ...

Rajkot: Two FPS licences cancelled, 19 fined
Times of India
... were cancelled and 19 other FPS owners across different places in Rajkot district fined for selling goods to the customers without Aadhaar cards on ...

Govt launches drive to enroll 1 cr beneficiaries under two pension schemes for unorganised ...
All India Radio
Stating that both the schemes are simple and hassle-free, Mr Gangwar said, an Aadhaar card number along with a savings bank account or Jan-Dhan ...

NTA UGC-NET December 2019 to begin tomorrow; here're important instructions
Times of India
Any of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid and non-expired) – PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With ...

Kolkata: In NRC-wary refugee colonies, cheer and doubt over CM land right promise
The Indian Express
Though most of them have voter I-card, PAN card, Aadhaar card and other relevant documents as well as pucca houses, they see NRC as the sword ...

Tools and Weapons | Angel or demon?
Financial Express
Hence we have seen how simple technologies like Aadhaar in India have been quite remarkable, notwithstanding the misgivings of actually having a ...

Haryana's swift drive to cashless
The Tribune
... Authority of India (NHAI) to assist the commuters in getting the facility of FASTags after producing RCs and residence proof, including Aadhaar.

Nagpur attracted only 8% of MSME jobs in state since 2015
Times of India
Nagpur: Only 8% of the total jobs created in Maharashtra's's micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) ecosystem since October 2015 are in ...

People offer prayers to onions in Bihar to protest against price rise
India Today
Earlier today, the youth wing of the Samajwadi Party also gave onions on loan by keeping Aadhaar cards as mortgage in their shops in Uttar ...

Centre rolls out enrollment week for pension schemes
Telangana Today
Eligible persons should approach common service centres at villages and mandal headquarters, and submit their bank accounts, Aadhaar documents ...

Bengaluru: Cops want weekly updates on paying guest occupants, visitors
Times of India
"We've told them to collect Aadhaar cards, Voter IDs and college identity cards of students to verify their background. PG owners must furnish these ...

BJP will win all 15 seats in bypolls, reiterates Kateel
Deccan Herald
Even the issues pertaining to the row over getting Aadhaar card and ration card will be heard at the MP office, he added. Earlier, BJP National General ...

5 conmen held for duping corporates
Hindustan Times
The police have recovered ₹4 lakh cash from their possession along with several fake PAN cards, Aadhaar cards, identity cards of finance companies ...

Increased mobile tariffs to 24x7 NEFT facility, here're a few changes to roll in from December 1
ET Now
The last date for Aadhaar seeding to avail Rs 6,000-worth benefits under this scheme was November 30, 2019. Under this scheme, Rs 6,000 are ...

Why more smartphones and bank accounts haven't brought financial digital inclusion in India
Consider that 10 years ago, smartphones were just beginning to become a reality, ownership of bank accounts was not universal in India, Aadhaar ...

Rise in pilgrims to Kartarpur
The Sunday Guardian
The application seeks passport, Aadhaar and Pan Card details. Since the verification process, which involves correspondence between India and ...

Now, shell out Rs 2000 fine for letting cattle out on road in Vijayawada
The New Indian Express
They will also have to submit their personal details including Aadhaar card for proof of their identity and address proof. “If the cattle owners fail to ...
Bihar: Offering prayers to onion in protest against high price
ANI News
Earlier today, the youth wing of Samajwadi Party also gave onions on loan by keeping Aadhaar Card as a mortgage in their shops in Uttar Pradesh's ...

Centre To Import Over 17K MT Onion From Turkey & Egypt To Control Price Rise
Republic World
In a unique protest, workers of Samajwadi Party's youth wing in Varanasi were giving onions on loan by keeping Aadhaar Card as a mortgage. Earlier ...

'Footprints on the Sands' is no "run of the mill" memoir
Big News Network (press release) (blog)
Dr Karan Singh brought out the fact that besides his many successes his most notable ones are UID or Unique ID which is now called Aadhaar and ...

Good news for Anantapur youth as APSSDC holds a job fair for qualified Diploma certificate holders
The Hans India
Good news for the unemployed youth in Anantapur district as the APSSDC district officer Srikanth Reddy said that the job fair would be held on ...

Railways afoot in curbing ticketing malpractices
United News of India
... user ID with their respective Aadhaar number and ensured that at least one of the passengers in the passenger list is verifiable through Aadhaar.

Netizens Flood Internet With Meme And Jokes as Onion Prices Hit Rs 100 Per kg
Some shops operated by Samajwadi Party's youth wing workers in Varanasi are giving onions on loan by keeping Aadhaar Card as a mortgage, after ...

e-Naga Summit: Digital governance is the way forward
Eastern Mirror
Kikon also highlighted how the government has successfully implemented the Aadhaar-based biometric attendance system in all government offices, ...

Sunday, December 1, 2019

14323 - AAdhaar Related Articles Dated 30th Nov 2019

How to apply for Aadhaar card without documents

Economic Times
Aadhaar has become an important financial document. To apply for PAN, filing income tax return (ITR) or to receive a subsidy or grant from the ...

Bengal sees big crowds for Aadhaar updations
The Hindu
West Bengal, the State with the highest Muslim population, is seeing a sudden and huge surge in the number of people updating their Aadhaar cards ...

2 Ways To Apply For Aadhaar Without Proof
Aadhaar has become an integral ID which is in use in India for an array of services such as for applying for an income tax-issued PAN number, to get a ...

Apply for Aadhaar card without valid identity, address proof documents. Here's how
ET Now
New Delhi: Aadhaar has become the most important identity document in the country. In order to apply for PAN, file income tax return or to get a ...

The new mAadhaar app: A mobile identity while using multiple services
There is good news for Aadhaar card holders. Recently, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) launched a new version of the mAadhaar ...

Food security? Tribals rendered 'niraadhaar' without aadhaar in Gujarat's Adivasi belt
Government data on Universal Identity (UID) or aadhaar website may show a coverage of up to 95% till March 2019. But ground realities are not so ...

Hyderabad: Study says Aadhar doing fine
Deccan Chronicle
Hyderabad: It has been 10 years since Aadhaar was launched across the country. The document that was envisioned to be a simple, common means ...

SP protest over onion prices, give it on loan by keeping Aadhaar as mortgage
ANI News
We are giving onions by keeping Aadhaar Card or silver jewellery as mortage. At some shops, onions are being kept in lockers as well," a Samajwadi ...

Exclusion in access to public information for marginalized groups in India
Global Voices
India's Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identity number that the residents are expected to enroll in and obtain by providing their biometric and ...

Support the Guardian – and help us highlight the rise of digital inequality
The Guardian
... east of India to investigate the country's vast biometrics scheme, Aadhaar. ... his thumbprint wasn't recognised by the Aadhaar biometrics database.

PM-KISAN scheme: Mismatch of names puts question mark on 11 million farmers' next instalment
Hindustan Times
“If a beneficiary's name uploaded on the portal is not corrected (and) matching his name written in the Aadhaar card, the next instalment due from

Disability deprives man of social benefits
The New Indian Express
Having met with an accident in April, 2015 which led to partial amputation of his right index finger, Biswanath has been unable to avail an Aadhaar ...

'UPI is NPCI's invention but not a monopoly,' says Dilip Asbe at CIC hearing
The Commission was hearing whether the NPCI — which operates BHIM, RuPay, and Aadhaar-based payments systems, among others — is a public ...

Karkala: Aadhaar registration, correction camp held at Belman
Karkala, Nov 30: An Aadhaar registration and correction camp was held under the leadership of the Indian department of posts, here in association ...

Two booked for selling sim card on fake identity proof
The Tribune
The ACP said Satwinder had bought a sim card from Gagandeep by giving him his Aadhaar card in June. Satwinder came to know that Rimpy and

PM Modi's brother Prahlad to be at head of protest to strengthen public distribution system
The federation said the linking of Aadhaar and ration cards is “a big problem” and termed the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme being implemented in ...

Yoti Fellowship Examines National ID Program in South Africa
India has struggled on both fronts since the launch of Aadhaar, and documentary filmmaker Subhashish Panigrahi will be looking at the impact of the ...

Biometrics for online authentication and digital ID industry growth most read this week
Biometric Update
Encouraging stories also cover applications of biometrics for healthcare and in smartcards and vehicles, while the progress of the Aadhaar program ...

Netflix, Nazis and NRC: A chilling reminder
National Herald
Aadhaar itself, as we know, was intrusive and unnecessary. It took sustained civil society efforts and court intervention to stop it from completely ...

Onion crisis eases inTirupati, Chittoor
The Hindu
The Marketing Department earlier attempted to ration the supply with the help of Aadhaar card and limit distribution to a fixed quantity per family, but ...

Pune cops bust racket of 'RTO agents' making forged documents
The Indian Express
... identified as Shrinivas Gurram and Sahir Shaikh, were allegedly preparing forged Aadhaar cards and other RTO documents,” stated a press release ...

Will Strict Regulations Be A Setback For WhatsApp In India?
According to the answers submitted in the Lok Sabha, Meity also clarified that there are no proposals to link Aadhaar with social media accounts.

Help desks for Kartarpur pilgrims
The Tribune
“For online registration, people should bring coloured photocopies of passport and Aadhaar Card and a passport-size photograph. The rest will be ...

Nurpur MC begins plastic buyback
The Tribune
“They have to get themselves registered with the MC and for this purpose, they have to submit their Aadhaar cards and bank account details,” he said.

Retired police officer attends a fraud call, loses Rs 50000
Bangalore Mirror
He told me that he needed my Aadhaar card number to confirm the bank account details. I immediately came back to my house and called him back.

How to start a Mutual Fund SIP
Free Press Journal
Proof of address (e.g. Aadhaar, passport, voter ID, utility bill, driving licence, etc.) PAN Card. Passport-size photograph. Cheque book (to provide your ...

'80% migrant labourers in the district given biometric IDs'
Times of India
“Aadhaar penetration among them is low and most of them have only IDs ... “We have issued ID cards only to those with Aadhaar or voter ID cards,” ...

Suspect caught for arson in train
Daily Pioneer
In the recent past, a man frustrated with the establishment delaying the issue of his Aadhaar card had made a threat call on the chief minister's mobile ...

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank IPO opens next week: What to know before you invest
In addition, its also provides non-credit offerings comprising ATM-cum-debit cards, Aadhaar enrolment services and distributes third party insurance ...

Coimbatore: 30 cops deployed to curb crime in Thudiyalur station limits
Times of India
The police personnel have also been instructed to collect Aadhaar details, photographs and fingerprints of migrant labourers working in the area.

Abandoned by aunt, 11-year-old girl held captive, raped in Chandigarh
Hindustan Times
GRP officials said the girl was medically examined. They said though the girl's Aadhaar card mentioned her age as 11, she appeared older. Therefore ...

Delhi Nursery Admissions 2020 begin today: Check list of documents valid as proof of address
India Today
The Directorate of Education (Private School Branch) of Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi is all set to begin the Delhi nursery ...

Saturday, November 30, 2019

14322 - Aadhaar articles Dated 29th Nov 2019

Ajay Bhushan Pandey, author of the Aadhaar story, humbled by its global recognition
Economic Times
NEW DELHI: Aadhaar led to savings of more than $15.7 billion for the government during the past four years by eliminating ghosts and duplication ...

72% find Aadhaar convenient: Survey
Hindustan Times
The 2019 State of Aadhaar report released on Monday, found that 72% of those surveyed appreciate the convenience of Aadhaar — a 12-digit unique ...

Aadhaar Seva Kendra starts operations in Hyderabad
The Hindu
People can avail Aadhaar related services such as enrolment and updations of address, name, gender, date of birth, mobile number, e-mail ID, photo ...

Privacy breach not a key concern for 92% Aadhar card holders: Report
Business Today
The State of Aadhaar 2019 report, prepared by Dalberg, a social impact ... "More than half of those who used Aadhaar to get a SIM card or bank ...

Odisha to open Aadhaar centres at hospitals
The Odisha government has decided to introduce Aadhaar facilitation centres at the hospitals and urban local bodies for the generation of the 12-digit ...

Has Modi Govt failed in making Aadhaar reach the poor? 30% homeless people don't have their ...
ABP Live
Five percent (about 28 million) of the country's population still doesn't have their Aadhaar card. It majorly includes religious minorities and people who ...

Hurry Up! Two Days Left to Link Aadhaar Card with PM-Kisan Scheme or Else You Won't Get Rs ...
Krishi Jagran (press release) (blog)
But to get the third installment, farmers are required to link their Aadhaar card with PM Kisan yojana before 30 November. Now, farmers have just two ...

Ten years on, India's biometric ID excludes homeless, transgender people
Sight Magazine
More than 1.2 billion Aadhaar IDs have been issued, according to government data. It is the world's largest biometric identity system, and the 12 digit ...

UIDAI launches new Aadhaar app for iOS, Android smartphones
Research Writeups
UIDAI has launched the new mAadhaar app that is more secure than the old Aadhaar app. Users can also avail personalised services using the ...

Nodal officer appointed for Aadhaar registration work
The Sentinel Assam
A Correspondent. Dibrugarh: To carry forward the Aadhaar registration work of the district, an Assistant Commissioner of the district, Rashmi Pratap, ...

Linking profile with Aadhaar: SC to hear FB's plea for transfer of cases
Denton Daily
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PF Withdrawal: Provident Fund Account holders alert! Avoid committing these mistakes to save ...
Zee Business
Since everything is now connected with one's Aadhaar Card number these days, if the existing PF account is attached with the Aadhaar number then ...

Telangana's first Aadhaar Seva Kendra opens in Madhapur
By Express News ServiceHYDERABAD: The state's first Aadhaar Seva Kendra operated by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) kick-started ...

Nuapada old age pensioners worried lot
Daily Pioneer
"The present system has to continue; we have heard that the Panchayat has sent notice to submit Aadhaar for bank linking; we would not do that,” said ...

Sonia writes to Cong CMs, asks them to ensure easy disbursal of Rs 6000 maternity benefit
Outlook India
The online payment scheme, which is linked to the Aadhaar card, has proven somewhat unreliable. Misallocation of the amounts, wrong Aadhaar ...

Global Fingerprint Module Market: Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2019-2024) - Expanding ...
Business Wire (press release)
In India, 1.24 billion people have an Aadhaar number as of June 2019, covering more than 99% of the adult population. The project that had been ...

Snatchers target 2 in city
The Tribune
... complained that two miscreants riding an Activa scooter snatched her purse containing Rs 1,200, an ATM card and an Aadhaar card in Sector 15 on ...

ETtech Top 5: New guidelines for Ola, Uber, H-1B visa squeeze for Indian IT firms & more
Aadhaar led to savings of more than $15.7 billion for the government during the past four years by eliminating ghosts and duplication while ensuring ...
Government has launched new Aadhaar app
Dekh News
This new update enables all the Aadhar cardholders to access their Aadhar ID details on a single-window for all Aadhar related online services on ...

Evolution of banking in India – Are we there yet?
Then again, a couple of years back, the government introduced the concept of Aadhaar – a unique biometric identity aimed at increasing inclusion of ...

Court allows man facing forgery cases in Mumbai to see wife, kid in America
Free Press Journal
... Goregaon, Ulhasnagar, Borivli and Vakola police stations for fabricating the documents, including his birth certificate, Aadhaar and PAN cards and ...

Outlook India
Being the IT minister, he said, the state also had done tremendous work in making availability of Aadhaar, digital governance, setting up BPOs in small ...

NEET UG 2020 notification and application form to be released on December 2
The report further said that candidates will have to upload a live photo and an identity proof, preferably Aadhaar card. The NTA is awaiting approval ...

TS govt to extend subsidised onions to all Rythu Bazaars in Greater Hyderabad
Telangana Today
Hyderabad: The Telangana government, which launched a sale of onions for Rs 40 per kg per person at Rythu Bazaars in Mehdipatnam and ...

When Sukhwinder Singh charged just Rs 101 for a song
Hindustan Times
There's one more good film, Aadhaar, starring Viineet Singh; I have sung one song for that. The makers got to know I was on tour, they contacted me ...

Notorious inter-state criminal Gundala Vamsi held in Nellore
Times of India
VIJAYAWADA: Police arrested a notorious inter-state criminal involved in eight cases, including kidnapping, murder, dacoity, rape, robbery and ...

Niti Aayog lauds Kerala's eHealth project
Times of India
The project is funded by the Centre and is designed to provide citizens with a convenient centralised healthcare system. As the system is Aadhaar ...

Modi govt to amend IT Act to trace rogue messages on WhatsApp
Tech Observer
Meity also said that there is no such proposal for linking Aadhaar with social media accounts of individuals. On rising instances of cyber crime, Meity ...

Ruling-BJD MLA Questions Odisha Govt's Token System In Paddy Procurement
Odisha Television Ltd.
Bhubaneswar: Expressing concerns amid the ongoing row over the token system for paddy procurement in western Odisha, especially in Sambalpur ...

Odisha MLAs demand withdrawal of online token system for paddy procurement
The New Indian Express
Seeking the cooperation of the members, the Minister said Aadhaar-seeding and biometric identification is a must to keep middlemen away from the ...

Friday, November 29, 2019

14321 - Aadhaar Articles Dated 28th Nov 2019

Aadhaar ubiquitous, but updating details is the toughest part: Survey
India's national biometric ID Aadhaar is becoming ubiquitous in India with 90 percent of people trusting their data is safe, but updating it is the hardest ...

Biometrics benefits push Aadhaar to 92 percent satisfaction rate but exclusion problems remain
Biometric Update
Ten years after its launch, Aadhaar identification is held by 95 percent of people in India, and 92 percent of them are satisfied with the national ...

Aadhaar card: 93% people in Odisha have it
BHUBANESWAR : Odisha has made appreciable progress by achieving 93 per cent Aadhaar enrolment, Unique Identification Authority of India ...

Government wants you to uninstall old Aadhaar app, here's why
Times of India
The new mAadhaar app, according to UIDAI, is more secure than previous versions and also comes with new features like allowing Aadhaar holders ...

90 pc Aadhaar users say data safe: Study
The Tribune
Released yesterday at an event attended by TRAI Chairman RS Sharma among others, the study says despite the Supreme Court orders on Aadhaar ...

Odisha's Aadhaar enrolment is 93%
Daily Pioneer
The Aadhaar enrolment in Odisha has made headway with more than 93 per cent of achievement during last couple of months. This was discussed in ...

Report Finds Aadhaar Excludes Homeless and Transgender Citizens
A new report from the Dalberg consulting firm suggests that India's Aadhaar program is currently excluding some of the country's most vulnerable ...

Smarter than Aadhaar
The Indian Express
The promoters of portability make it seem as if it cannot be achieved without integrating Aadhaar with PDS. In 2012, the food department in ...

UIDAI updates Aadhaar app mAadhaar: Here is everything that you need to know
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has released a new app for iOS and Android users that enables Aadhaar holders to download their ...

Shimla gets HP's first Aadhaar Seva Kendra
The Tribune
The first Aadhaar Seva Kendra of the state, operated by the Unique Identification Authority of India, was inaugurated by Sub-divisional Magistrate Niraj ...

102 mln Indians don't have 'Aadhaar' identity card
Arab Times Kuwait English Daily
More than 1.2 billion Aadhaar IDs have been issued, according to government data. It is the world's largest biometric identity system, and the 12-digit ...

Aadhaar empowers India's most vulnerable population, says Roopa Kudva of Omidyar Network India
As many as 87 percent of all bank accounts are now linked to Aadhaar and 330 million Indians use their Aadhaar-linked biometrics to regularly 

PM Modi Uses The Most Relatable Anecdote To Make A Make A Point On Aadhaar
Republic World
Delivering a keynote address on the first day of the Republic Summit on Tuesday, PM Narendra Modi questioned the negativity spread by people on ...

Govt's Health Portal ORS Leaked Data Of 2 Mn Users: Report
Inc42 Media
Launched in 2014 under the Digital India initiative, ORS is a website that connects various hospitals across the country for Aadhaar based online ...

WB govt to link Aadhaar numbers with ration cards
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's government has approved a proposal to link Aadhaar cards with ration cards, The Telegraph reported ...

Telangana gets its first Aadhaar Seva Kendra opens in Hyderabad
United News of India
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 27 (UNI) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday congratulated the ISRO for its successful launch of ...

Shiv Sena, NCP, Congress to decide portfolio-sharing in 2 days: Balasaheb Thorat
India Today
The state government on Tuesday decided to open Aadhaar facilitation ... Tripathy further directed to focus on Aadhaar generation of the children in ...

How to transfer your EPF account online
Economic Times
Individual should also ensure that bank account number, IFSC and Aadhaar details are correct on the Member e-SEWA portal. Further, ensure that the ...

Telangana's first Aadhar Seva Kendra opens in Madhapur
Telangana Today
Hyderabad: Telangana's first Aadhaar Seva Kendra operated by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has begun operations in Madhapur.

UIDAI launches more secure mAadhaar app for Android and iOS devices
Times Now
Users can download Aadhaar card, offline eKYC, show or scan QR code, order a reprint, update address, verify Aadhaar, verify mail/email, retrieve ...

New Government ID System Has Saved India About $21 Billion, Prime Minister Modi Claims
Sputnik 코리아
New Delhi (Sputnik): India's introduction of Aadhaar, a unique state identification number for citizens, has been challenged in the nation's Supreme ...

Despite digital life certificates, aged pensioners face harrowing experiences during submission
Citizen Matters, Bangalore
A digital life certificate is an Aadhaar-linked biometric-authenticated proof of life certificate that can be submitted by pensioners in place of the physical ...

SDM unveils Aadhar Seva Kendra at ISBT Shimla
United News of India
Shimla, Nov 26 (UNI) First Aadhaar Seva Kendra of the State operated by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIAI) unveiled by Sub Divisional ...

ETtech Top 5: Ola hives off its financial unit, Oyo's six-fold rise in losses & more
It, however, also highlights that 90% of people with Aadhaar believe, incorrectly, that providing the unique identity number is mandatory for bank 

Deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar extended till December 31: CBDT
Daily Stock Dish
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Modi imitates Arnab, says India transformed from 'Nation wants to know' to 'Nation First'
Indus Dictum
Modi also said that people went to the Supreme Court so that Aadhaar could not get legal recognition. These people put all their strength to malign ...

Missed Income Tax Deadline? Learn How To Prepare And Submit A Belated Return
NDTV Profit
(Also read: Filing income tax return using Aadhaar leads to allotment of Aadhaar). 2. Once logged in, the user can access the "prepare and submit ITR ...

MHA seeks Rs 4k-crore to update population list
Hindustan Times
“Disclosing Aadhaar, passport, driving licence will be voluntary and up to the individual. It is not mandatory to give these data.” In recently concluded ...

Urban homeless' plea: National Commission for Scheduled Castes issues summons to TN Slum ...
The Hindu
'Hundreds of families living on the streets, with voter identity cards, ration cards and even Aadhaar cards, without a house for over three generations'.

When villagers pitch in to help hapless sisters
The Hindu
Rosy said that the family has a ration card but she could not use it as her father had not got his Aadhaar card. Unless his Aadhaar number is linked to ...