AADHAAR


Moneylife Digital Team 30 July 2018
Moments after RS Sharma, Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), shared his Aadhaar number on Twitter with a challenge to 'harm him' on Sunday, several people revealed his personal information, like permanent account number (PAN), his date of birth, mobile numbers, and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 July 2018
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the Income Tax (I-T) Department to provide an additional button on its tax-filing portal to allow filing of tax returns without Aadhaar number.    The High Court also gave relief to two professionals, Shreya Sen and Jayshree Satpute, from...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 July 2018
The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has asked banks to discontinue Aadhar-based payments through the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and Immediate Payment System (IMPS) channels. Pay to Aadhaar is an additional functionality in UPI and IMPS where the payer can transfer funds to...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 July 2018
After facing backlash from media and expert on mandating Aadhaar for availing the Ayushman Bharat -National Health Protection Mission (ABNHPM) scheme, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has gone on the backfoot. In a clarification, the Ministry said use of Aadhaar in Ayushman...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 02 July 2018
A 5-Judge Constitution Bench at the Supreme Court will soon decide the validity of Aadhaar; but some of the myths created by the organisation that has foisted this biometric identity on people continue to be busted. Over the years, one has observed that reports touting the 'benefits' of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 June 2018
Updated on 22 March 2018 at 14.50 to include response from Infosys.   Bank customers being denied access to their own bank accounts for want of Aadhaar number are being told by bankers that the Finacle software provided by Infosys is the reason for this. Bank of Baroda has clearly...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 June 2018
The Australian government has terminated its Biometric Identification Services (BIS) project citing delay in implementing the new system. The BIS project was aimed at delivering a national solution for facial recognition in a bid to transform Australian law enforcement and national border...

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In the famous movie '3 Idiots', Aamir Khan refers to the beau of Kareena, as 'gadha' (donkey) for working in a bank after obtaining degrees in engineering and management from top ranked institutions. Angry bankers now say that they are being treated the same way by this government....

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Moneylife Digital Team 04 June 2018
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has restricted access to its Aadhaar database to payment companies or digital wallets citing security concerns, says a report.    According to Economic Times, UIDAI in a letter on 16 May 2018, had said only global authentication user...

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Moneylife Digital Team 01 June 2018
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has reportedly halved the daily minimum Aadhaar enrolment targets for stipulated bank branches from July. However, the question here is whether UIDAI is stepping over the authority of banking regulator, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) by...

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Moneylife Digital Team 31 May 2018
Litigants filing application in Delhi's Tis Hazari Court are not required to quote or submit their Aadhaar numbers, reveals an order passed by First Appellate Authority (FAA) under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.    The order passed by Kovai Venugopal, Central FAA at District &...

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Moneylife Digital Team 28 May 2018
India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) is offering its account holders an option to de-link Aadhaar number. This probably is the first instance where a government owned entity is offering a choice to customers on Aadhaar.   The Payments Bank also allows customer to open savings bank account...

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Manipur Police on Sunday rounded up 98 suspected foreigners with fake Aadhaar cards from the heart of Imphal city during an identification drive, officials said.   A police statement said that the raids were conducted in the early hours in two residential areas at Naga Mapal here. The...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 May 2018
Aadhaar is claimed to provide identification to more than 1.2 billion Indian residents, or more than 90% of India’s population. However, a study report from three states, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, and West Bengal, reveal that almost 20 lakh people were denied food distributed through public...

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Even as the government promotes Aadhaar as an enabler to ensure that food and other subsidies reach the poor, a new report on Thursday said that a large number of people do not get food ration under the Public Distribution System (PDS) due to factors related to the biometric identification...

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The fate of the Aadhaar will be decided after a marathon hearing that was also historic, because the arguments and proceedings in the Supreme Court of India (SC) were avidly followed and commented by tens of thousands of Indians on with the same fervour and interest as a cricket match. For...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 May 2018
The marathon Aadhaar hearings, the second longest in the history of the Supreme Court, after the Kesavananda Bharati case, according to Attorney General K Venugopal, concluded today. Over 38 days, the finest lawyers of India, have argued for and against the way Aadhaar is being implemented by...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 May 2018
"Our constitution starts with 'We, the People of India', which suggest choice and democracy for the citizens. Does Aadhaar survive these first five words from the Constitution of India?" asks Senior Counsel Shyam Divan.    Continuing with his rejoinder before the five Judge...

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The harassment caused to citizens for not having Aadhaar or fingerprints not matching shows no sign of abating, even as the government vociferously denies any problems with the Aadhaar scheme and stoutly defends this extraordinarily invasive programme. Here are three worrying reports in just...

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Moneylife Digital Team 03 May 2018
Using the submission from Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on his specific questions, Senior Counsel Shyam Divan pointed out before the Supreme Court that Aadhaar is essentially a self-certification based identity and nobody from the government has ever verified it, as...

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