AADHAAR


IANS 27 February 2024
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has directed the state government to pay old age pension to those petitioners who do not have Aadhaar cards and mobile phones, after verifying their genuineness through bank records.   The order was passed by a division bench of chief...

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The refusal to provide information is getting so brazen that information officers at the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) claimed that no reports were available even when UIDAI publishes reports under different heads. It also turns out that information, when provided, raises...

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IANS 20 February 2024
A political slugfest has erupted in West Bengal over chief minister (CM) Mamata Banerjee’s allegation that the Union government is deliberately deactivating the Aaadhar cards of around 60 citizens of the state.   Referring to the complaints from 60 individuals from different parts of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 February 2024
Notwithstanding the 30 June 2023 deadline, as many as 114.8mn (million) holders of permanent account numbers (PANs) have not linked their PAN with Aadhaar. During the past seven months till 31 January 2024, the government collected Rs601.97 crore as a penalty from PAN-holders, the Lok Sabha...

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Dr Gopal Krishna 31 January 2024
“We kill people on the basis of metadata.”   -Unrepenting admission of Michael Hayden, former head of USA’s NSA and CIA, quoted in the Draft Resolution on Mass Surveillance, The Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe dated 18 March...

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Dr Gopal Krishna 19 January 2024
“The forthcoming census could be the first digital census in the history of India. For this monumental and milestone-marking task, I have allocated Rs3,768 crore in the year 2021-22.” - Nirmala Sitharaman, Union finance minister, 1 February 2021, Lok Sabha    “Census 2021 and the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 January 2024
In yet another clarification, the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) has asked all those concerned to delete the use of Aadhaar as proof of date of birth (DoB) from the list of acceptable documents. UIDAI says it observed that authentication user agencies (AUAs) and...

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IANS 31 October 2023
In a massive data breach, details of over 815mn (million) citizens with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) are on sale on the dark web, which contains crucial information such as Aadhaar and passport details, along with names, phone numbers and addresses, according to the...

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IANS 16 October 2023
In the wake of multiple instances of online bank frauds through misuse of biometrics data in Aadhaar cards, a popular civil society forum here has appealed to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das for the introduction of information security (IS) audit system for...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 September 2023
Raising serious doubts about biometrics used in India's Aadhaar system, rating agency Moody's Investors Service says for people in hot and humid conditions, biometrics results in service denials. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the agency that provides the 12-digit number,...

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IANS 21 September 2023
The Election Commission has told the Supreme Court that linking Aadhaar numbers with electoral rolls is not mandatory under the Registration of Electors (Amendment) Rules 2022.   A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud and comprising Justices J.B. Pardiwala, and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 03 August 2023
The regional passport office in Mumbai issued a press note that makes DigiLocker mandatory if the applicant submits an Aadhaar as proof of residential address or date of birth.    "From 5 August 2023, in case applicants choose to submit Aadhaar as proof of present residential address...

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The Noida police have arrested three more suspects in connection with an alleged Rs15,000 crore GST (goods and services tax) scam, officials said. With this, the total number of arrests in the case has increased to 15.   The three individuals identified as Atul Gupta, Sumit Garg, and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 June 2023
The National Stock Exchange (NSE) has warned investors to stay away from five people Nasir Khan, Anuj Anil Shukla, Vikita Kishore Jain, Akshay N Pagariya and Mayank Shashikant Bhojane who are luring investors under the pretext of providing assured and guaranteed returns on investment in the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 May 2023
Calling the proliferation of fake Aadhaar cards and false Jan Dhan bank accounts a serious threat, EAS Sarma, former secretary to the government of India, has urged the comptroller and auditor general (CAG) to conduct a special audit of these fund transfers under the Centrally-sponsored...

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Ever since the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) created Aadhaar as a unique biometric identity for residents of India, it has dismissed all doubts and queries by being in permanent 'denial mode'. Moneylife has been reporting, analysing and highlighting issues with Aadhaar...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 May 2023
Highlighting widespread public concerns about the linking of Aadhaar with the electoral rolls, because of reports of the proliferation of fake Aadhaar in several states, EAS Sarma, former secretary to the government of India, reiterated that the election commission of India (ECI) should...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 April 2023
Until a few years ago, online scamsters had to hire 'experts' to make fake identity cards for a fee. But making a bogus Aadhaar or PAN card is just a mouse click away. Any person with some basic knowledge of the dark web can easily prepare a fake identity card for anybody using some websites...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 April 2023
Nearly 6%, or more than 60mn (million) dead people, still hold their Aadhaar numbers since there is no provision to delete or deactivate these numbers, the Union government told the Lok Sabha. However, these numbers are just estimates since no mechanism is available with the Unique...

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IANS 10 January 2023
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has issued a set of guidelines for offline verification seeking entities (OVSEs) highlighting several usage hygiene issues and ways to further enhance people's trust while using Aadhaar voluntarily for lawful purposes.   Entities...

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