AADHAAR
Moneylife Digital Team 02 August 2019
At a time when ratings agencies are under tremendous pressure from the regulator and investigating agencies, CARE Ratings sent out a report that says Aadhaar was mandatory for vehicle registration and driving licence as per the new Bill.

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 July 2019
Activists and concerned citizens around India have been fighting against mandatory linking of Aadhaar on various fronts

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 July 2019
While the government is trying hard to crush every voice against Aadhaar, one person from Mumbai not only fought, but also received his salary, held back due to non-linking, along with an interest.

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 July 2019
The government’s vision to collate comprehensive, exhaustive data about every citizen and making it available for commercial use by private entities as stated in the budget document the Economic Survey 2018-19 is quite alarming, says Rethink Aadhaar.

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The Cabinet has approved the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which establishes that no individual can be compelled to provide proof of Aadhaar number unless provided by law, and the Aadhaar number on voluntary basis shall be accepted as KYC document.

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Anita Baid 31 May 2019
The striking down of Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act was a major setback for the FinTech entities and payment systems

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P V Subramaniam 30 May 2019
UIDAI aka Aadhar for all practial purposes was started with great fanfare. Nandan Nilekani will not even admit that it has security issues.

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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 till a month ago, when he decided to update his residential address.

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 April 2019
In a far-reaching judgment, the Constitutional Court in Jamaica has unanimously declared the National Identification and Registration Act (NIRA) as 'unconstitutional, null, void and of no legal effect. In the judgement, the Constitutional Court widely referred to judgements passed by Indian Supreme Court, especially of Justice Dhananjay Y Chandrachud in the Right to Privacy and Aadhaar cases.

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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 and Telangana. How did this happen?

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Moneylife Digital Team 01 April 2019
After giving taxpayers the run around with frequent threats of action for failing to link the Aadhaar number to the permanent account number (PAN) before 31 March 2019, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has once again extended the deadline to 30 September 2019.

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 March 2019
There has been a steady decline in number of transactions on the government owned, Aadhaar Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app that is based on the unified payments interface (UPI). During the past five months, retail payments of BHIM fell almost 30% to 12.83 million transactions, shows latest date from National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

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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

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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 Nidhi (PM-KISAN).

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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

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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.

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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 UID.

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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 Aadhaar for know-you-customer (KYC) requirement or carry out authentication using e-KYC from Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

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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 beneficiaries.

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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

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