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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.

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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 the authority publishes reports under different heads. It also turns out that information, when provided, raises more questions.

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 February 2024
Notwithstanding the 30 June 2023 deadline, as many as 11.48 crore 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 was informed.

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IANS 30 January 2024
Rajasthan government has fixed security issues impacting its website related to Jan Aadhaar that exposed millions of residents' personal information and sensitive documents.

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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 know your customer (KYC) user agencies (KUAs) are considering and accepting Aadhaar or e-Aadhaar as one of the acceptable documents for proof of date of birth.

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Moneylife Digital Team 03 November 2023
In a recent development that has sent shockwaves through the banking and financial sectors, the Bank Bachao Desh Bachao Manch, a civil society forum, has penned a letter to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor, Shaktikanta Das, expressing serious concerns about the reported Aadhaar data breach and the potential for exponential growth in fraudulent activities across the nation through the Aadhaar enabled payment system (AEPS).

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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 banks.

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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, however, has refuted Moody's opinion, calling it 'baseless'. This, however, is not the first time that doubt has been raised over Aadhaar biometrics.

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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.

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 August 2023
Ramwati, a Delhi-based senior citizen, ought to have had her old-age pension enhanced after the age of 70, but the Delhi government refused to do so despite multiple applications. The amount was Rs500, which is a considerable sum for the underprivileged and those without an income. This is an amazing instance, where the Right to Information (RTI) Act and an order by the central information commission (CIC) finally set right a wrong.

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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.

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 July 2023
At midnight on 30th June and 1 July 2023, the Indian government mandatorily deactivated all permanent account numbers (PANs) issued by the income tax (I-T) department with proper verification for not linking it with Aadhaar numbers. However, in their bulldozing mission, the government and tax department deactivated the PANs of almost all non-resident Indians (NRIs) as well. NRIs are not required to possess an Aadhaar number and hence cannot link their PANs within the deadline. Since then, many NRIs have been venting their frustration about deactivated PANs on social media. Reactivating PANs is tedious, and NRIs must submit documents to show their non-residency period.

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The Noida Police have arrested three more suspects in connection with an alleged Rs 15,000 crore GST scam, officials said. With this, the total number of arrests in the case has increased to 15.

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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 schemes (CSSs).

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 May 2023
In a major breakthrough in the Bhavnagar fake billing scam, which involved tampering with the Aadhaar data of unsuspecting people to fraudulently obtain goods and service tax (GST) registrations in their name, investigators have found that at least 25% of the estimated Rs20,000 crore of fake billing took place in Gujarat, says a news report.

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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 address each concern he has expressed and place its detailed point-wise response in the public domain.

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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.

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 April 2023
Nearly 6%, or more than six crore 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.

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Moneylife Digital Team 28 March 2023
The Union government on Tuesday extended the deadline for linking a permanent account number (PAN) with an Aadhaar number to 30 June 2023.

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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.

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