AADHAAR


Shyam Divan 30 December 2013
The Aadhaar project with its enormous potential of surveillance alters the relationship between citizen and state.  It tilts the balance so steeply in favour of government that a citizen whose biometrics are controlled by the State is permanently condemned to submission Before we get to...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 26 December 2013
Most of those who are in public life are in the ‘fifth column’ because of either their naivety or their seemingly apolitical tunnel vision for UIDAI’s Aadhaar project, which makes them act treacherously in a historical vacuum It is said that once on a military campaign Napoleon...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 23 December 2013
The Devyani Khobragade row appears to be a motivated act ahead of a verdict of the US District Court pointing out the unconstitutionality of NSA program of indiscriminately collecting electronic data In the context of the current row between governments of the US and India, did our...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 December 2013
As per the Supreme Court's interim order, no one can insist of Aadhaar for any government schemes like ration card, bank account, cash transfer, issue of LPG subsidies and if it is done, it is contempt of court   Despite clear directions from the Supreme Court not to make Aadhaar...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 16 December 2013
Wikileaks revealed that Pakistan handed over citizens' database to US agencies. In case of India, there will be no need for a database handing over ceremony because it is being given to global security agencies through their proxies who in turn are subservient to legislative will of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 December 2013
The Centre's overarching agenda to make Aadhaar a success by forcing people to withdraw money from ATMs under a diktat from RBI is being opposed by bankers due to huge cost involved. Several consumer activists and NGO, including Moneylife Foundation also sent a memorandum to RBI governor on...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 11 December 2013
The biometric technology vendors have admittedly built their coalition to outwit progressive movements as part of their divide and succeed strategy wherein organisations of both left and right hues have been persuaded to act like their mouth pieces or maintain studied silence Endorsing...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 09 December 2013
Both Aadhaar and NPR are based on the unscientific and questionable assumption that there are parts of human body likes fingerprint, iris, voice etc that does not age, wither and decay with the passage of time. Those who support Aadhaar and NPR seem to display unscientific temper by...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 04 December 2013
Biometric profiling for electronic monitoring is used across the world as a punitive tool for criminals. The threat of exclusion in absence of biometric-based Aadhaar on decrees and sanctions is unconstitutional as it would snatch the right to life and livelihood of all Indians For...

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Moneylife Digital Team 04 December 2013
Nandan Nilekani-led UIDAI has always ducked questions asked through RTI Act citing non-disclosure agreements. The recent information about missing papers of contract value for a French company, however raises serious questions on Aadhaar scheme Aadhaar or the unique identification (UID)...

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Moneylife Digital Team 03 December 2013
According to the resolution, the decision of the Centre to link Aadhaar with LPG subsidy through DBT scheme would put the common people into tremendous hardship as 85% people in the state do not have the UID number The West Bengal Assembly has passed a resolution on Aadhaar or the unique...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 03 December 2013
MongoDB will take data from UIDAI to undertake analysis. UIDAI is tight-lipped about CIA's role in it. It is yet to become clear whether MongoDB will be in a vendor relationship directly or will operate through some pre-existing entity that is already working with UIDAI as system integrator 

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 02 December 2013
The vision statement of Aadhaar states: “use of UID to speed up certain businesses, especially in the insurance and credit sectors, may eliminate the need for private sector to set-up parallel identification systems leading to improved efficiency in delivery of their services and a reduction...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 November 2013
CPI (M) said the decision of oil companies to make Aadhaar-linked bank account compulsory for LPG subsidy is unacceptable as only 25% of the country's population had so far obtained the UID The Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPI(M) has asked the Indian government to withdraw its...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 November 2013
What happened in the Supreme Court  on Tuesday as the judges heard a public interest litigation that challenged the constitutional validity of Aadhaar? On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued notices to state governments to explain their stance on making the unique identity (UID) number,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 November 2013
The SC has asked state governments to explain stance on making Aadhaar mandatory The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to state governments to explain their stance on making the unique identity (UID) number, Aadhaar compulsory.   Hearing a public interest litigation (PIL),...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 18 November 2013
Nandan Nilekani-led TAGUP recommended setting up goods and services tax network (GSTN) as national information utility or NIU, a private IT company, to take away the sovereign function of tax collection and data storage from the government. This is in addition to handing over biometric data...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 14 November 2013
State governments must apply their legal minds to abandon biometric data collection the way it has been done in UK, US, France, China and Australia before being compelled by the  Court to do so The Supreme Court has listed 26 November 2013 as the next of hearing in the matter of 12 digit...

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Gopal Krishna Gopal Krishna 01 November 2013
Does the BJP's prime ministerial candidate know that neither Congress's prime minister nor its undeclared prime ministerial candidate have been biometrically profiled so far? It appears that Narendra Modi was taken for a ride but he must explain as to why he subjected himself to the ignominy...

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Moneylife Digital Team 31 October 2013
In what appears to be the tip of an iceberg, the sting operation by IndiaNews highlights dangers of giving 'Aadhaar' to illegal immigrants that would help them to get all benefits meant for Indian citizens IndiaNews, a Hindi TV news channel has unearthed a scam where anyone can buy...

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