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.   On 27th May, the regional office of the Unique...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 May 2022
In yet another example of why Aadhaar is a mess, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) accepted the truth that Aadhaar or Aadhaar number could be misused, only to backtrack and withdraw its press note released on 27th May.   In a release issued through Press Information...

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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, the comptroller and auditor general (CAG) has pointed out several issues like faulty biometrics and unpaired documents in the UIDAI database. Plus, the success rate of...

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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.   In the order, justice Chandra...

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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). This raises two worrying issues. First, UIDAI...

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IANS 30 November 2021
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday revealed how he almost fell for a voice phishing scam, when an unknown caller almost made him reveal his Aadhaar card number, claiming that his bank account would be frozen if the detail was not furnished immediately.   "It can happen to anyone....

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 May 2021
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the body entrusted with the Aadhaar scheme, has become a fully for-profit business in the name of service. For example, for providing authentication service for e-know-your-customer (e-KYC), UIDAI has earned nearly Rs240 crore over the past 21...

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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. Earlier, eight members of the...

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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. It is required for availing benefits of government schemes, opening bank accounts and even for filing income...

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With number of coronavirus cases rising in the country, the Delhi government on Thursday suspended biometric attendance in its offices.   Through a circular, Deputy Secretary of the Delhi government Promila Mitra has asked all Deputy Secretaries and Section Officers to "Kindly get...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 February 2020
One in three Aadhaar-based payments for the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) was credited to wrong bank accounts which are even untraceable by beneficiaries and field functionaries, reveals a report released by the NITI Aayog.    The progress report till September 2019...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 February 2020
In a bizarre incident, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has sent a notice to a resident from Hyderabad questioning the Aadhaar-holder's credentials and citizenship. But based on its own responses under the Right to Information Act (RTI), UIDAI said that it does not keep a...

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 February 2020
As many as seven states have more Aadhaar holders than the population of the states, reveals a reply given by the Indian government. This is not only shocking, but also highlight serious issues on the entire data collection and allocation of Aadhaar numbers by Unique Identification Authority...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 January 2020
Updating information like photo, fingerprints, iris scan, mobile number, gender or email in one’s Aadhaar is becoming a Herculean task and a cause for harassment for several people. Those wishing to updated their Aadhaar information, not only have to spend more time, sometimes days, and more...

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Moneylife Digital Team 31 December 2019
For more than past 10 years or ever since the inception of Aadhaar, Moneylife has been warning how it can endanger lives and expose to frauds crores of citizens as well as financial institutions. Mumbai-based Ameya Dhapre's life has turned upside-down ever since someone posted copy of his...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 December 2019
The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to pass a direction to the Indian government to link social media accounts with Aadhaar, permanent account number (PAN) and voter ID to weed out fake, duplicate and ghost accounts, says a report from Bar & Bench.   As per the report, the Court...

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IANS 14 November 2019
The Supreme Court on Wednesday referred to a larger bench the issue of examining the validity of the passage of the Finance Act 2017 as Money Bill.   A five-judge Constitution bench of the apex court has doubted the correctness of the Aadhaar judgment, stating that the Aadhaar Act...

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IANS 13 September 2019
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the government to explain if it is contemplating any move to link social media accounts with Aadhaar.   A bench headed by Justice Deepak Gupta asked the Centre to inform whether it is contemplating any move on framing some policy to regulate social...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 September 2019
While it is true that non-resident Indians (NRIs) are not required to have an Aadhaar number, there seems to be some confusion when it comes to linking their permanent account number (PAN) with the UID (unique identity) number.    Many NRIs are under the impression that like other...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 23 August 2019
The increasing encroachment and bulldozing on Aadhaar continues, with complete disregard to the minimal protection that is belatedly being promised by ensuring that Aadhaar numbers are not published in the public domain. However, I found a lost RuPay debit card with Aadhaar printed on it...

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