AADHAAR
The withdrawal of a press release warning people about the possible misuse of Aadhaar data, after it went viral on social media, has only added to public anxiety and confusion rather than clarified matters. Here’s what happened.

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 April 2022
Nearly 12 years after the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) launched its de-facto numbering ID, Aadhaar,

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Non-linking of PAN with Aadhaar number by March 31, 2022 would attract a penalty, the Finance Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Over 19 lakh people, whose names were not included in the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), published in August 2019, did not get Aadhaar cards as the document is necessary for availing benefits of various welfare schemes.

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Time and again, we are reminded that the Right to Information (RTI) Act is used for diverse purposes to procure information at the individual level but which, indeed, have social ramifications.

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 January 2022
The Delhi High Court has asked the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to disclose information about around 450 persons who were allegedly issued fake Aadhaar cards for enrollment in civil defence training, says a report from Bar & Bench.

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Aakash Goel 24 January 2022
Under the pretext of eliminating ‘bogus’ voters, the Narendra Modi government passed the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill to link voter ID – issued by the Election Commission – with Aadhaar, issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

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IANS 13 January 2022
The Supreme Court has stayed the Punjab and Haryana High Court direction to OLX India to adopt a screening mechanism in connection with sellers, who could post an advertisement on the online platform.

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 June 2021
In what is being termed as an “inadvertent” data leak, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has put out on its website Aadhaar and PAN (permanent account number) details of creditors, including workmen, of many companies undergoing resolution process.

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On 7th June, finance minister (FM) Nirmala Sitharaman announced the launch of a new portal www.incometax.gov.in with a flourish, calling it an “important milestone to make the compliance experience more taxpayer-friendly.”

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 May 2021
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the body entrusted with the Aadhaar scheme,

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In a relief for taxpayers, the Centre has again extended the deadline for linking of Aadhaar number with the Permanent Account Number (PAN) till June 30 this year.

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Two Chinese nationals, who were arrested by the West Bengal Police from Bagdogra airport near Siliguri, were carrying forged Aadhaar cards with an Uttar Pardesh address.

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought reply from Centre and states, on a plea alleging cancellation of nearly four crore ration cards, in the absence of linkages with the Aadhaar card.

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Once again, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has clarified that it has not issued any instructions for linking the existing bank accounts with Aadhaar.

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IANS 10 November 2020
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police has busted a racket in the national capital which was involved in making fake Aadhaar cards using the fingerprints/iris of minors and vagabonds without their biometric data available with the Aadhaar authorities.

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 October 2020
Contrary to claims of several government departments and local bodies, the ministry of home affairs (MHA) clarified that for registration of births and deaths, Aadhaar is not required as proof of identity.

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Moneylife Digital Team 21 September 2020
Aadhaar is a 12-digit number issued to every Indian citizen by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on the basis of their biometric information and demographic data.

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With number of coronavirus cases rising in the country, the Delhi government on Thursday suspended biometric attendance in its offices.

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