Critics of Aadhaar project say they have been harassed, put under surveillance

Critics of Aadhaar project say they have been harassed, put under surveillance

A girl waits for her turn to enrol for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, India, January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal   MUMBAI, February 13 (Reuters) – Researchers and journalists who have identified loopholes in India’s massive national identity card project have said they […]

India to add facial authentication for Aadhaar card security

India to add facial authentication for Aadhaar card security

An operator works on his table while enrolling villagers for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan. February 21, 2013. EUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/File Photo   NEW DELHI, January 15 (Reuters) – India will build facial recognition into its national identity card in addition to fingerprints after a series […]

India sparks outcry over press freedom by naming reporter in probe on ‘Aadhaar’ database breach

India sparks outcry over press freedom by naming reporter in probe on ‘Aadhaar’ database breach

A villager goes through the process of a fingerprint scanner for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files   NEW DELHI, January 8 (Reuters) – The Indian government named a reporter in a police complaint after she wrote an article alleging a […]

Aadhaar, PAN to be linked to insurance policies by Mar 31, 2018

Aadhaar, PAN to be linked to insurance policies by Mar 31, 2018

Chennai, December 18 (IANS) India’s insurance regulator on Monday extended the time to link Aadhaar number to insurance policies till March 31, 2018.   In a circular issued on Monday to all the life, non-life (including standalone health insurers) the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) said the date of submission of the […]

Deadline for linking of Aadhaar with various services extended

Deadline for linking of Aadhaar with various services extended

A villager goes through the process of eye scanning for Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrolment centre at Merta district in Rajasthan February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files   New Delhi, December 15 (PTI) The Supreme Court today extended till March 31 next year the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various services […]

SC order on interim relief on mandatory linking of Aadhaar on Friday

New Delhi, December 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court will on Friday pronounce its order on the plea for interim relief on a batch of petitions seeking stay of various Central and state government notifications mandating the linking of Aadhaar with various schemes including taking exam by the students, availing scholarship, cremation and treatment of HIV […]

Aadhaar data is fully safe, assures UIDAI

Aadhaar data is fully safe, assures UIDAI

NEW DELHI, November 20 (PTI): The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said on Monday that Aadhaar data is completely safe and secure.   Aadhaar number, it said, is not a secret number and it is to be shared with authorised agencies if one wishes to avail a certain service or benefit of government welfare […]

Nagaland: 55.5% of people have enrolled for Aadhaar

Nagaland: 55.5% of people  have enrolled for Aadhaar

DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 16 (MExN): 55.5 percent of Nagaland state’s population, or 12,28,143 people have already enrolled for Aadhaar. This was informed in a press statement from the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIAI), Regional Office, Guwahati.   This comes despite protests registered by certain sections of Naga civil society and Naga national groups on the […]

Aadhaar helped Indian govt check fraud, save $9 bn: Nilekani

Aadhaar helped Indian govt check fraud, save $9 bn: Nilekani

WASHINGTON, October 13 (PTI): The Indian government’s Aadhaar card scheme, which has enrolled more than 1 billion people, has helped the exchequer save about $9 billion by eliminating fraud in beneficiary lists, its architect Nandan Nilekani has said here.   The system, launched by the previous UPA government, has been “enthusiastically” supported by the current […]

Aadhaar now a must for post office deposits, PPF, KVP

Aadhaar now a must for post office deposits, PPF, KVP

New Delhi, October 6 (PTI) The government has made biometric identification Aadhaar mandatory for all post office deposits, PPF, the National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra.   Existing depositors have been given time till December 31, 2017 to provide the 12-digit unique identification number.   Ministry of Finance has issued four separate Gazette […]

Chumu VC & VBD appeal for Aadhaar Enrolment Center

Chumu VC & VBD appeal for Aadhaar Enrolment Center

Chumukedima, September 11 (MExN): The Block Development Office, along with Village Council Chairman and the VDB secretaries under RD Block Chumukedima held a consultative meeting at Naithu Resort, Dimapur on September 8.   A press release issued by Medoviekoza, President, VDB Secretary Association, RD Block Chumukedima stated that the meeting was held to deliberate over […]

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