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

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

14428 - 24th March 2020 - Aadhaar Daily Updates,

Daily update ⋅ 24 March 2020

Aadhaar and passport services on hold till March 31: Telangana Circle postmaster
Times of India
“Passport and Aadhaar-related services have also been put on hold at Post Office Passport Seva Kendras till March 31,” the chief postmaster general ...

PM-Kisan Yojana: How to Edit Aadhaar Details, Check Status of Self Registered/CSC Farmer ...
Krishi Jagran (press release) (blog)
A farmer should have the following documents to apply for PM-Kisan scheme;. Aadhaar Card. Bank Account. Land Holding Documents. Citizenship ...

5 financial tasks to complete before March 31
Financial Express
To link your PAN with your Aadhaar via text message/SMS, just send your 12-digit-Aadhaar number and your 10-digit PAN number to the income tax ...

Will govt extend these five financial deadlines amid coronavirus outbreak?
Economic Times
The deadline to link PAN with Aadhaar is March 31, 2020. The coronavirus outbreak could not have come at a worse time. It is the month of March and ...

Biometric checks and facial recognition payments to support social distancing, fight spread of covid ...
Biometric Update
Aadhaar updates and passport applications limited. Updates of Aadhaar biometrics and passports have been shut down at seva kendras across ...

Now changing address in Aadhar card is easy
News Track English
At the same time, to update the address in Aadhaar, you must first visit the Unique Identification Authority of India i.e. UIDAI's official site

Aadhar Card Address Change Online Know All Details In Hindi – Aadhaar card address change ...
Update Fever (press release) (blog)
Updates without having Aadhaar card from official work to do becomes very difficult. So in such we to your a way to come, making you only the base ...

Coronavirus: No layoffs, no salary cuts, Modi government's advisory to companies
... banks on debt repayment, tax cuts, and fiscal stimulus amounting to Rs 2 lakh crore to needy citizens through Aadhaar-based direct benefit transfer.

Six tasks to finish before the financial year ends
So compute your advance tax liability and pay before 31 March 2020 to avoid interest penalty," said Kaushik. Link PAN and Aadhaar. Another task for ...

Jharkhand Assembly passes NPR resolution
Telegraph India
... available from the census report and identification of citizens with biometric details have already been done through Aadhaar, Chaudhary argued.

Shia Waqf Board to help people hit by lockdown
Daily Pioneer
... that the distribution should be done from the account of waqf and it was the responsibility of 'mutvallis' that photocopies of identity card — Aadhaar, ...

Dharwad takes stringent steps to check mass gatherings
The Hindu
Atal Janasnehi Kendras, Spandana Kendra, Aadhaar service units, sub-registrar office, RTO and Co-operation Department will stop their services.

IGP asks people to impose self regulations to prevent Covid-19
Deccan Herald
A citizen said that Asha workers have collected Aadhaar number and other information on Sunday night. People are worried whether it was a part of ...

CII seeks Rs 2 lakh crore package to tide over coronavirus crisis
The New Indian Express
... lakh crore to be given in the hand of the needy citizens through Aadhaar-based Direct Benefit Transfer. An amount of Rs 10,000 for each individual, ...

How to open National Pension System (NPS) account, step by step guide
Zee Business
... The applicant needs to visit eNPS website of NSDL-CRA ( and register himself/herself through Aadhaar or PAN Card details.

How to Get Subsidy on Agricultural Machineries and Equipment?
Krishi Jagran (press release) (blog)
Copy of Aadhaar card. Copy of first page of bank passbook. Caste certificate issued by the competent officer (only for SC and ST farmers). Proof of ...