AADHAAR


Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 07 October 2013
The Database State is an exercise in outsourcing of government through technologies that govern individuals to admittedly undemocratic entities wherein biometric identification is being made a pre-condition for citizens to have any rights Database State, a report from the UK revealed how...

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PS Deodhar 03 October 2013
PS Deodhar is former advisor to Rajiv Gandhi on electronics, but even his article in 2009, highlighting the problems with Aadhaar, was ignored in a hurry to push through Nandan Nilekani's ambitious and expensive UID scheme On 1 July 2009, in a Delhi seminar on the subject of national...

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Dr Anupam Saraph Dr Anupam Saraph 02 October 2013
Is UIDAI’s Aadhaar, the same thing that it claims to be? Here is a simple analysis of the UID project from Dr Anupam Saraph, who designed and implemented identity schemes for government and private organisations "In the meanwhile, no person should suffer for not getting the Aadhaar card...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 01 October 2013
The core issue is: Will efforts to undermine the fundamental right of Indians to move and transact freely around the country and to live without constantly having to prove who they are, succeed or fail? Ever wondered as to why bankers are immensely interested in biometric identification...

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Moneylife Digital Team 01 October 2013
In a strange case of conflict of interests, Nandan Nilekani, the IT czar, is either heading or part of a committee or group that is turning the 'voluntary' UID number or Aadhaar of residents as mandatory for citizens to access several services and benefits from the government The Supreme...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 01 October 2013
Will UID now be open to a debate on privacy and security issues? The Supreme Court’s stay order of 23rd September on the implementation of Aadhaar has provided much needed relief to people who were being forced to avail of this biometric identity due to backdoor government mandates for...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 September 2013
In yet another example of burdening bank customers, RBI has asked banks to deploy infrastructure at own cost for using UIDAI’s Aadhaar biometric authentication for KYC Although the Supreme Court has ruled that Aadhaar number from Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is not...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 25 September 2013
Manifestoes of political parties must make their stand clear on scrapping of Aadhaar and its biometric identification ahead of elections while state governments should withdraw from their MoUs with UIDAI following decision by the apex court   Supreme Court has exposed the ulterior...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 September 2013
After threatening citizens with exclusion from services and benefits if they have not enrolled for Aadhaar and getting slapped by the Supreme Court, the UPA government now plans to introduce NID Bill to give legal status to the numbering scheme After getting a rebuttal from the Supreme...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 September 2013
According to the independent MP, brute force methods involving significant additional spending and increase in costs to consumers would not help financial inclusion and the government must relook at the RBI proposal on Aadhaar authenticated biometric ATMs Rajeev Chandrasekhar, an...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 September 2013
The centre and state governments must not insist on Aadhaar from citizens before providing essential services, the apex court ruled In a significant development, the Supreme Court on Monday has ruled that Aadhaar or the unique identification (UID) number, the United Progressive Alliance...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 September 2013
According to India Against Corruption-IAC, the plot of land formerly owned by telecom department in Delhi which is now worth Rs900 crore was allotted to UIDAI’s headquarter at throwaway price by changing the land use plan The Delhi Development Authority’s statutory board of enquiry has...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 July 2013
Now, you need not have an Aadhaar number to avail any benefits from Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). Other than EPFO, schemes under ESIC have also been excluded from Centre’s direct benefit transfer (DBT) programme. Since Aadhaar has been introduced for distributing subsidies and...

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Sandeep Khurana Sandeep Khurana 11 January 2013
UK scrapped in 2010, its The Identity Cards Act, 2006, that was Aadhaar’s equivalent and aimed to capture 50 key data about each individual, including fingerprints, facial scan, iris scan and more. It did enough deliberations on the issue almost around same time as India. Reason for...

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Sandeep Khurana Sandeep Khurana 10 January 2013
By creating a lucrative database under UID, we are creating incentives for the wrong interests—from hackers to enemy nations. The world has studied, debated and moved on from the idea of unified personal ID. Indians should not allow ourselves to be the guinea pigs of some thoughtless “thought...

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Mathew Thomas 28 December 2012
The Indian government, the PM and Nilekani have chosen to ignore the Parliamentary Committee's report on UID. They have continued to implement the UID scheme with greater vigour. Their disdain for the Committee report establishes their arbitrariness and they have given to the “Rule of Law”

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Dr Samir Kelekar Dr Samir Kelekar 27 December 2012
There is a distinct difference between identification and authentication. Worldwide, biometrics is mainly used for identification rather than authentication when the sample size is large. Yet, in India, the government and the UIDAI are trying hard to use the UID number for both identification...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 26 December 2012
NPR, NATGRID, NCTC and UID are unfolding without any legal mandate. It appears UID was, and remains, an attention diversion exercise. The real work is being done by Home Ministry to establish the world’s biggest surveillance database regime, with the active assistance of other willing players

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Vickram Crishna 24 December 2012
Leakages in social welfare, for instance, are already being tackled successfully through both technological and social means, and the convenience of easy shopping can be achieved through much less dangerous and locally valid means than the creation of a national database. This is the sixth...

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VK Somasekhar 21 December 2012
No scheme or subsidy can be free and open-ended. The facts hidden are that there would be some fees levied for each transaction that would be a burden on the citizens without option of retracing as it is already introduced. This is the fifth part of a nine-part series on the unique...

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