AADHAAR


P V Subramaniam 30 May 2019
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) aka was started with great fanfare. Nandan Nilekani will not even admit that it has security issues. Forget security issues, one of the service providers is Karvy and he has a wealth/ registrar/mutual fund selling business. Did Karvy use the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 April 2019
Seventy-year old Sathya Narayanan (name changed to protect identity) had a valid Aadhaar number until a month ago, when he decided to update his residential address. He submitted a photo of his driving licence on Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) website but it was not accepted...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 15 April 2019
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the agency that issues Aadhaar, has been emphatic in its claim that Aadhaar data is protected by a 13 feet wall. And yet, UIDAI has registered a first information report (FIR) regarding data theft of 7.82 crore people from Andhra Pradesh...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 March 2019
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the authority tasked for the Aadhaar scheme, has now decided to levy charges for authentication service from requesting entities.    Since, none of the entities, including private players and government owned, who want to use this...

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In a measure to woo farmers ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday approved waiving, in the interim, Aadhaar seeding for farmers to receive the second instalment of the income support scheme under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 19 February 2019
During 2018, the secret and sensitive data of literally hundreds of millions of people has been torn open and exposed, then aggregated on various dark web lists for sale. Malicious cyber-attacks and lax cyber-security protocols again led to massive breaches of personal information in 2018,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 February 2019
Indane, a brand owned by the Indian Oil Corp (IOC) for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), is found leaking data of millions of Aadhaar numbers of customers and information of dealers and distributors, finds a French researcher.    Baptiste Robert, who goes by the online Twitter handle...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 18 February 2019
The Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (MH-SET) has allowed applicants to file their applications for the post of assistant professor without Aadhaar. Although, Aadhaar was not mandatory, as per the Supreme Court order, applicants were facing issues while submitting applications without the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 February 2019
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has directed insurance companies not to mandatorily ask for the Aadhaar details for know-you-customer (KYC) requirement or carry out authentication using e-KYC from Unique Identification Authority of India...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 February 2019
While the government has been busy making loud claims of savings and delivery of benefits due to Aadhaar, the Rajya Sabha was told that there was no study conducted to evaluate benefits of Aadhaar linking to Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (MGNREGA) scheme and its...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 February 2019
Everyday there are news reports and information coming out in public domain about leakage of Aadhaar data. However, every time the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the agency that issues Aadhaar, provides a standard reply that tries to say 'all is well' at their end....

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 January 2019
The five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court, in September last year, had restricted the mandatory use of Aadhaar to welfare programmes for which the money has been provided from the Consolidated Fund of India. The apex court also struck down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act that had...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 January 2019
The Central government's doublespeak on Aadhaar, the 12-digit unique biometrics-linked identification number, continues. Despite the five-judge constitutional bench of Supreme Court barring the use of Aadhaar for commercial purposes, the government is amending several laws like the Aadhaar...

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Moneylife Digital Team 31 December 2018
Petitioners, irked by the non-compliance of the Supreme Court order on Aadhaar, have sent legal notices to department of telecommunications (DoT), the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the ministry of communications, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), and the...

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Dr Anupam Saraph Dr Anupam Saraph 27 December 2018
The use of Aadhaar by governments fits the classical definition of electoral malpractice as it constitutes manipulation of electoral processes and outcomes so as to substitute personal or partisan benefit for the public interest. Such malpractice threatens the integrity of an election as it...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 December 2018
Imtiyaz Ali Palsaniya became the fifth petitioner to file a review petition in the Supreme Court against the 26 September 2018 judgement of the constitution bench. In his review petition, Mr Palsaniya has challenged the controversial Section 139AA of the Income-tax Act, which made mandatory...

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IANS 18 December 2018
All pensions, which were not released earlier as the beneficiaries' Aadhaar cards were not linked to the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) portal, have been "increased and released", Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam said on Monday.   He said this in a...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 November 2018
Day by day, the nuisances of Aadhaar are becoming more and more bizarre. There was a camp organised by IDFC Bank in Bengaluru for providing plastic cards of Aadhaar. There were banners displaying the name of IDFC Bank. However, IDFC Bank denied organising any such camp. In addition,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 November 2018
The Supreme Court in its 26 September 2018 judgement had clearly kept children out of the ambit of Aadhaar. However, the unified district information system for education (U-DISE) that works under the ministry of human resources development (HRD), says it will "move towards tracking each...

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Moneylife Digital Team 30 October 2018
Despite the claims, media stories and myth created about help find missing person by matching fingerprints, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), admitted before the Bombay High Court that searching Aadhaar database using latent chance fingerprints is not technologically...

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