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Aadhaar ordinance: SC asks Centre, UIDAI to respond to writ petition

NEW DELHI: , JULY 05, 2019 Supreme Court of India   Petitioners say ordinance will create a “surveillance State” and enable database to be exploited by private players for commercial gain A Supreme Court Bench led by Justice S.A. Bobde ordered… Continue Reading →

India’s latest economic survey makes a case to use Aadhaar to create a master database for every citizen

 Sriram Iyer  © India today The latest economic survey recommendation on Aadhaar, India’s unique biometric identity for citizens, may reignite the fierce debate around the programme. K Subramanian’s India economic survey 2019 has recommended that all data that is spread… Continue Reading →

Madras HC Allows IFF To Intervene opposing Linking Aadhaar With Social Media Accounts

Highlights Background: Two writ petitions were filed in the Madras High Court in July 2018 praying for the interlinking of Aadhaar with social media for identity authentication purposes. We were deeply concerned with this development and decided to intervene. Intervention time: Given… Continue Reading →

For whom is the Aadhaar Amendments Bill: only to please Telecom companies

The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill that is being tabled overlooks privacy of Indians and gives prominence to the interests of telecom companies including Reliance Jio and Airtel Ashlin Mathew The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill is scheduled… Continue Reading →

Rachna Khaira bags REDINK ‘ Journalist of the year ‘ award for Aadhaar expose

DINU RANADIVE, SEBASTIAN D’SOUZA JOINTLY HONOURED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS Mumbai 24 June:Rachna Khaira, who wrote for The Tribune, has bagged the prestigious RedInk Award for ‘Journalist of the Year’ for her far-reaching expose during Calendar 2018 on the functioning… Continue Reading →

Aadhaar Amendment Bill in Parliament; “Aadhaar does not violate privacy, is in national interest”

IT Minister RS Prasad introduced the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha . NK Premachandran, MP from Kollam (Kerala), opposed the introduction of the Bill, to which Prasad countered that “Aadhaar does not violate privacy… Continue Reading →

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 →

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