AADHAAR


People in Madhya Pradesh's Betul have to travel miles to get their Aadhaar cards made as there are very few facilitation centres which issue them. The nine head post offices in the district practically caters to Betul's total population of 15 lakh people.   Long queues of people...

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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.    What is shocking is the ratings agency did...

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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 interest on his salary, held back due to non-linking of his account with Aadhaar, along with an interest. Last month, the Bombay High Court asked Mumbai Port...

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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.    Here is what the Rethink...

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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.   The Bill replaces...

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The striking down of Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act was a major setback for the FinTech entities and payment systems. These companies were highly dependent on Aadhaar for verifying their customers. The Aadhaar verdict caused an adverse impact on the FinTech companies as compliance with the...

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P V Subramaniam 30 May 2019
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) aka was started with great fanfare. Nandan Nilekani will not even admit that it has security issues. Forget security issues, one of the service providers is Karvy and he has a wealth/ registrar/mutual fund selling business. Did Karvy use the...

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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 until a month ago, when he decided to update his residential address. He submitted a photo of his driving licence on Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) website but it was not accepted...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 15 April 2019
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...

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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.    Since, none of the entities, including private players and government owned, who want to use this...

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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...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 19 February 2019
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. Malicious cyber-attacks and lax cyber-security protocols again led to massive breaches of personal information in 2018,...

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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.    Baptiste Robert, who goes by the online Twitter handle...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 18 February 2019
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...

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

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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...

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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. However, every time the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the agency that issues Aadhaar, provides a standard reply that tries to say 'all is well' at their end....

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 January 2019
The five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court, in September last year, had restricted the mandatory use of Aadhaar to welfare programmes for which the money has been provided from the Consolidated Fund of India. The apex court also struck down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act that had...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 January 2019
The Central government's doublespeak on Aadhaar, the 12-digit unique biometrics-linked identification number, continues. Despite the five-judge constitutional bench of Supreme Court barring the use of Aadhaar for commercial purposes, the government is amending several laws like the Aadhaar...

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Moneylife Digital Team 31 December 2018
Petitioners, irked by the non-compliance of the Supreme Court order on Aadhaar, have sent legal notices to department of telecommunications (DoT), the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the ministry of communications, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), and the...

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