-Bridge the Gap Bring the Change

Tag identity

Stop #Aadhaar- What you can do

Sign Petition to Chief Justice of India  https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Chife_Justice_of_India_Stop_Mandatory_Aadhaar_for_services/share/?new We the undersigned  request  Chief Justice of India  to stop the Government of India to continue committing contempt of court by implementing Aadhaar in each and every way , that it is doing inspite… Continue Reading →

Coercive politics of ‪#‎Aadhaar‬ and GOI , affecting scholarships #UID

March 6th, 2014- Kamayani Bali Mahabal aka Kractivist What could be the unholy nexus between National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).  and The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)   ? On the face of it nothing , UIDAI is trying to give Indians a supposedly unique identity and NSDC is giving skilled labour and jobs. So whats wrong here ? What happens when Sam Pitroda, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations and Nandan Nilekani‘s UID Number/Aadhaar project come together , they fool people under the garb of technological revolution , the unholy nexus snatches away the basic human rights . Both have started with a  facade of being voluntary on paper  but  functionally  are mandatory. How did the unholy nexus begin ? In 2008 , The Govt of India embarked upon an ambitious program , to create an institutional base for skill development in India at the national level, a “Coordinated Action on Skill Development” with  three tier institutional structure consisting – of the PM’s National Council on Skill Development, the National Skill Development Coordination Board (NSDCB) and the NSDC, which was set up as a joint venture between the government and industry lobbies to help the sector meet an acute shortage of skilled workers by providing training to millions of youngsters. It does so by partnering with vocational education centres across the country.   In 2009 the UIDAI  was established – a mammoth technology project under Nandan Nilekani, wherein the government services were to be provided, tracked and accounted for along with enabling a multitude of private sector products and services that rely on accurate and positive identification of consumers.However, the project itself is less about technology, and more about the politics and processes of providing every Indian with a Unique ID.How can Aadhaar be deemed ‘voluntary’ if service delivery is being made dependent on it? The UID project has been termed llegal and unconstitutional. As the two projects began with teething problems, in 2011  the UIDAI   signed a memorandum of understanding with NSDC  to create a pool of 300,000  trained workers for enrollment agencies of Aadhaar. According to the MOU, Enrolment agencies (of the UID) which were facing  the challenge of getting good quality manpower  adequately trained in the Aadhaar enrolment process and conversant with local language to work locally., will be provided by  NSDC through its partners . The plan was to address this challenge by developing a pool of adequately skilled and certified manpower.   How did  the coercion begin ?   NSDC claims that National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme encourages youth to voluntarily enroll in institutions by providing them an incentive of Rs 10,000 to undergo training. But really, is this voluntary ? No way, the coerrcive element is the criteria to have an aadhaar card . The scheme that is branded as  STAR  (Standard Training Assessment and Reward) aims to encourage  skill development for youth by providing monetary rewards for successful completion of approved training programmes, clearly under elegibility criteria states , you should have aadhaar So if you want  skill development , get aadhaar , If there is No aadhaar, there  is no rewards no skill development and no jobs . The NSDC site informs . http://nscsindia.org/FAQ.aspx   At the time of registration, it is desirable that the trainee shares the Aadhar number with the Training partner. In case the Aadhar number is not available at the time of registration, it is mandatory to share the mobile number. While the trainee can undergo training without an Aadhar number, certificate generation and monetary award is not possible without the Aadhar number. The trainee must get an Aandhar number before assessment and certification is completed. The Training Provider may support the trainee in the creation of the Aadhar number before training completion..   Both work hand- in-glove . Both UID and NSDC Star Scholarship are nothing but scratching each others back, getting their targets fulfilled , at the expense of violating privacy rights of the people . After the Supreme  Court  interim order  that… Continue Reading →

#India – Are we being made Guinea pigs ? #UID #Aadhaar

-Kamayani Bali Mahabal  UID   is a 12 digit number in addition to PAN Card, Passport,Ration Card,Driving License,BPL Cards, NREGA Card and similar cards issued by both State and Central Government .However,unlike these need  based identities issued to citizens of… Continue Reading →

#India – The PM ’s Fingerprints: #Aadhaar and the garrotting of civil liberties #UID

SHYAM DIVAN | 30/12/2013 The Aadhaar project with its enormous potential of surveillance alters the relationship between citizen and state. It tilts the balance so steeply in favour of government that a citizen whose biometrics are controlled by the State… Continue Reading →

#India #UID Mandatory or not ? The government’s flip-flop show #aadhaar

Usha Ramanathan, The Statesman     Is UID mandatory? What does the government think? What is the government saying? That it is mandatory, or that it is not? On 23 August 2013, Mr Rajiv Shukla, Minister of State for Planning,… Continue Reading →

#India- In the name of the poor #Aadhaar #UID

_ The Statesman 28 Jul 2013 Usha Ramanathan In the beginning, and for some time thereafter, the UID project based its claims of legitimacy on the ‘inclusion’ of the poor. In marketing the project, phrases such as giving identity to… Continue Reading →

I am not LEFT, I am not RIGHT… I am not HINDU, I am not MUSLIM… I am just a Journalist.

My Case: Let the Jury decide By Syed Hassan Kazim in http://kindlemag.in 2012-08-30 This time I am not going to write about any particular incident and events surrounding it. Because in a journalist’s life, there comes a time when he has to… Continue Reading →

ID crisis: Is Aadhaar/UID going the UK way to doom?

The future of UID cards The UIDAI claims to have enrolled about 20 crore people so far, but many questions remain unanswered on the issues clouding the ambitious project to give a number to every resident of the country, intended… Continue Reading →

© 2020 Kractivism — Powered by WordPress

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑