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India- Experiments with Aadhaar #UID #Nandan Nilekani

Bharat Bhatti Jean Drèze Reetika Khera The Hindu Technical glitches in the unique identification method make it unreliable in disbursing wages under the employment guarantee scheme Within a few weeks of “Aadhaar-enabled” payments of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee… Continue Reading →

Budgetary allocation for Aadhar project is in contempt of Parliament

Civil society groups welcome the submission of a memorandum opposing Aadhaar and other anti-people policies to the prime minister along with a big truckload of signatures numbering 3.57 crore on March 14, says Gopal Krishna  The Union Budget’s allocation of… Continue Reading →

On the questionable legality of the NPR and the UID projects

Feb 29,2012 Dear Mr Raja On 13 December, 2011, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance presented its 42nd Report, on the National Identification Authority of India Bill 2010, to the Lok Sabha. It was laid before the Rajya Sabha on… Continue Reading →

UIDAI and the textbook case study of how not to do it, one for the business schools

By- David Moss The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) came under attack. Its very existence was threatened. Naturally enough, UIDAI decided to defend itself. It’s worked. UIDAI survives for the moment. But theirs is a Pyrrhic victory. The UIDAI… Continue Reading →

True lies of biometric technology in Aadhaar enrolment

January 27, 2012 Let’s ask the professors UIDAI cited in its latest report: Do you agree with UIDAI’s assessment of Aadhaar? Do you share their confidence in the project? Did UIDAI ask you in advance, before using your name for… Continue Reading →

UIDAI invades privacy, endangers security

In a letter to the prime minister, Union home minister P Chidambaram is reported to have demanded that the Planning Commission be instructed to bring a note to the Cabinet on the status of the Unique Identification Authority of India… Continue Reading →

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