AADHAAR


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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Moneylife Digital Team 03 May 2018
The vulnerabilities in Aadhaar ecosystem continue to come forward in a shocking manner. The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has apparently said that hackers have stolen data from its Aadhaar Seeding Service (aadhaar.epfoservices.com). However, in a statement, EPFO says it has...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 May 2018
Alarmed by recent reports about the possibility to buy editing rights to Aadhaar database for a mere Rs2,000, Mozilla.org says that lack of critical safeguards and compromised systems in Aadhaar places Indians at risk.    In a statement issued on its blogpost, the maker of Firefox...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 April 2018
There was a bombshell of sorts during the ongoing Aadhaar hearing in the Supreme Court on Wednesday in connection with the government exhorting people to link their mobiles phones to the Aadhaar number. The government has always argued that this was being done in accordance with a Supreme...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 April 2018
“Aadhaar is not about free flow of data, but no flow of data,” says Senior Counsel Rakesh Dwivedi, representing Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and the Government of Gujarat during the Aadhaar case hearing before the five-judge Constitutional bench headed by Chief Justice...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 April 2018
The five-judge Constitutional bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, comprising Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan on Thursday resumed hearing in the Aadhaar case.   Senior Counsel Rakesh Dwivedi, representing Unique Identification Authority of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 April 2018
The five-judge Constitutional bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, comprising Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan on Wednesday resumed hearing in the Aadhaar case.   Senior Counsel Rakesh Dwivedi, representing Unique Identification Authority of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 April 2018
The five-judge Constitutional bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, comprising Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan on Tuesday resumed hearing in the Aadhaar case.   Senior Counsel Rakesh Dwivedi, representing Unique Identification Authority of India...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 April 2018
Aadhaar enrolment is slowly becoming an instrument to terrorise the banks in general and the bank officers in particular and the moot question that arises is whether Aadhaar is the mainstream banking function, asks Corporation Bank Officers' Organisation (CBOO) in its monthly magazine,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 April 2018
The five-judge Constitutional bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, comprising Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan on Thursday resumed hearing in the Aadhaar case.   Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Unique...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 April 2018
The five-judge Constitutional bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, comprising Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan on Wednesday resumed hearing in the Aadhaar case. Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Unique Identification Authority...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 April 2018
The five-judge Constitutional bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, comprising Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan on Tuesday resumed hearing in the Aadhaar case. Attorney General (AG) KK Venugopal concluded his submission today contending that there was no...

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