Cases of process non-compliance and fraudulent enrolment have been reported against few enrolment agencies in some places
New Delhi: The Indian government on Wednesday said instances of violation of standard processes and guidelines for enrolment under Aadhaar project by agencies have been reported.
"Some cases of process non-compliance and fraudulent enrolment have been reported against some enrolment agencies in some places, " Planning Minister Ashwani Kumar said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
"These enrolments were done in violation of standard processes and guidelines prescribed by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for Aadhaar enrolments," he added.
Under the Aadhaar project, UIDAI has been mandated to enroll residents in the country to generate a unique identification number for every individual and issue an Aaddhar letter as proof of identity.
In Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh, two enrolments with fictitious names were detected, Mr Kumar said, adding the operators involved in fake enrolments were black listed and removed from the UIDAI system.
A request was made to the state government to file an FIR against operator/supervisors and management of the concerned enrolment agencies, the Minister said.
In another such instance in Hyderabad district in Andhra Pradesh, enrolment using photo of a photo by an operator was detected by the quality assurance team of UIDAI, the Minister said.
In this case, the enrolment were done by misusing the provision of "Biometrics Exceptions" enrolments (where a resident with missing fingers or missing iris is enrolled following a special procedure).
The state registrar has lodged an FIR against the concerned operator and the UIDAI has issued a show cause notice to the concerned enrolment agency and suspended their operations, the minister said.
One such case was also reported in Karnataka "where fake certificates of proof of address and proof of identity were issued by some government doctors in the name of high profile dignitaries including the Chairman of UIDAI Chairman and relatives of the state Chief Minister", Mr Kumar said.
A police complaint was filed against the doctors involved in issuing fake certificates and the accused persons were arrested, the minister added.
UIDAI has enrolled over 20 crore residents so far and in addition would collect biometrics data from 40 crore more residents.
It will also use biometrics collected by the National Population Register programme for generating the unique number for rest of the population of the country.
All aspects of the accident, including the reported technical snag, would be investigated by the DGCA probe panel, official sources said, adding the chopper turned turtle after hitting the ground
New Delhi: Aviation regulator Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday launched a probe into the helicopter accident in East Indian city of Ranchi in which Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda suffered injuries.
"We have appointed Assistant Director (Air Safety) Sanit Kumar as the Investigating Officer," Director General of Civil Aviation EK Bharat Bhushan told PTI. The chief minister was admitted to a hospital.
The twin-engined helicopter, Agusta AW 109, crash-landed at the Birsa Munda Airport at 12:30 pm while trying to make an emergency landing following a technical problem.
All aspects of the accident, including the reported technical snag, would be investigated by the DGCA probe panel, official sources said, adding the chopper turned turtle after hitting the ground.
Ranchi Superintendent of Police Ranjit Kumar said the Chief Minister was admitted to a hospital.
The helicopter was returning to Birsa Munda Airport around noon after it could not land at Kuchai in Sareikela-Kharsawan district, about 100 kms from here.
"The helicopter fell from a height apparently due to a technical problem while landing," a close aide of the Chief Minister said.
The chopper suffered damage in the mishap, he said.
ICICI Bank said in the under three years maturity, it has hiked rates by 0.75% while for the three-five years category, the hike is 1.75%
Mumbai: The country's largest private sector bank, ICICI Bank on Wednesday hiked interest rates on foreign currency deposits by non residents by up to 1.75%.
The hike in the Foreign Currency Non Resident (FCNR) Deposits, applicable from 8th May is across currencies in different maturities ranging from one to five years, the lender said in a statement.
The move comes within a week of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiking interest rate caps on foreign currency deposits by the diaspora in its quest to arrest slide in the rupee.
Under the revised rules, the country's banks can offer interest rates, which would be 3% above the international benchmark for deposits in the three to five year maturities from the earlier 1.25%.
The cap has been kept at 2% above international benchmark for deposits of less than three years.
ICICI Bank said in the under three years maturity, it has hiked rates by 0.75% while for the three-five years category, the hike is 1.75%.
Under its newly-announced rates, a five year US dollar deposit will earn a non resident an interest of 4.11%, while the same for over one year but under two years is 3.05%.