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Aadhaar Amendment bill gets Cabinet nod, to be introduced in Budget session

The Bill — which will be in form of amendment to Aadhaar Act 2016 and will replace an ordinance issued in March, 2019 The Amendment bill also proposes stiff penalties for violation of norms TopicsAadhaar Amendment BillUnion Cabinet New Delhi: The… Continue Reading →

Dr. Usha Ramanathan declared “Hero” for speaking out against India’s controversial Aadhaar digital identity program

Today, Access Now announces its selection of Dr. Usha Ramanathan, an Indian researcher and activist, as a recipient of this year’s Human Rights Heroes Award. Dr. Ramanathan is one of the leading critics of Aadhaar who has, since 2009, tirelessly challenged… Continue Reading →

Aadhaar: a Joke

P V Subramanyam 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… Continue Reading →

Destruction of Income Tax Records with Aadhaar

Below is a letter which you would like to send and share widely P.C. Mody Chairman, CBDT,,girdhar.sharma@nic.inAdiyta Vikram Member (IT&C),, kumarlaljeet1234@gmail.comNeena Kumar Member (Admn.)(A/C), Member (R&TPS),, hk.arora@nic.inAkhilesh Ranjan Member (L), kumarkavita1963@gmail.comPrasana Kumar Das Member (A&J), and MembersCentral Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT)North… Continue Reading →

The IL&FS Aadhaar enrolment scandal – Part 1

Why the Aadhaar database is fatally compromised, why the UIDAI has known about it for years, and how they covered it up. (thread) 2. This is a story about a scandal so big it should have marked the cancellation of the… Continue Reading →

Aadhaar Data Of Over 2 Crore Punjab Residents Found On Seized Hard Disks

NT Punjab has a population of around 2.8 crore, out of which Aadhaar details of over 2 crore persons have been found with IT Grids. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has, however, refuted reports about the breach of… Continue Reading →

Karnataka to use Aadhaar-linked ID to track every pregnancy #WTFnews’

The Department of Health and Family Welfare is all set to track every pregnancy in the state, from conception to birth, with the help of an Aadhaar-linked unique ID number. Every year, Karnataka sees 11 lakh-13 lakh pregnant women. But… Continue Reading →

Timid, Tentative, Fragmented, Vulnerable – Supreme Court During Modi Regime

Post-2014, the SC presented a meeker version when it came to dealing with cases that could prick the political interests of the ruling party, such as Sahara-Birla, Loya, Bhima-Koregaon, Aadhaar. Manu Sebastian/Live Law After five years of Narendra Modi’s rule,… Continue Reading →

IT Grids ‘stole’ 7.82 cr Aadhaar records

Data theft was for TDP’s Seva Mitra app to delete votes and targeted campaigning Ever since its inception, Aadhaar has been consistently in the news for breach of dataand other privacy concerns, even though the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)… Continue Reading →

Aadhaar- Governance redefined: Govt by ordinance

VICKRAM CRISHNA On March 3, the President signed an ordinance on UID, nominally identified as the Aadhaar Amendment Bill, seeking to recover lost ground on the pronouncement of the final order on a clutch of cases on the long-disputed identification… Continue Reading →

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