1. Aadhaar’s new frontier: Linking with real estate soon? Good idea, says Housing Minister

Aadhaar’s new frontier: Linking with real estate soon? Good idea, says Housing Minister

Housing Minister Hardeep Puri has said that it was a great idea to link Aadhaar with property purchases and he does not doubt that it will not be done in future.

By: | Updated: November 21, 2017 5:20 PM
Employees' unions, Housing Building Advance rules, Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, central government employees Housing Minister Hardeep Puri has said that it was a great idea to link Aadhaar with property purchases and he does not doubt that it will not be done in future.

Housing Minister Hardeep Puri has said that it was a great idea to link Aadhaar with property purchases and he does not doubt that it will not be done in future. In an interview with ET Now, Hardeep Puri said, “It’s a great idea to link Aadhaar to property purchases but I am not going to make an announcement on that. It is being linked to banks accounts etc. We can take some additional steps also. It is headed there in any case.”

Upon being asked if linking Aadhaar with properties was logical, the Housing Minister said, “Absolutely, that’s the way it’s heading anyways. I have no doubt that it will happen.”

“Look no one can absolutely enforce that transactions between two individuals complies with check and balance, but what you can ensure is that large value transactions like buying property air ticket etc, those are monitored, rest are… I mean there is no economy in the world which is entirely cashless. In stable economies people don’t feel the need to carry a large amount of cash,” Hardeep Puri explained.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had hinted at a crackdown on ‘benami’ properties. “The time has come to return to the poor what had been robbed of them…. I am going to create a situation that they (Congress leaders) would not be able to reclaim their benami assets,” he had said.

The Housing Minister also said that the government was committed to cleaning up the housing sector through equitable recommendations where homebuyers were victims but did not want to take action against genuine homebuilders. While the Narendra Modi government is aggressively pushing for Aadhaar to be linked with social benefits, banks, PAN, mobile number et al, a number of petitions have been filed in court on security and privacy issue.  In a landmark judgement this August, the Supreme Court ruled that privacy was a fundamental right of citizens, weakening the case for pushing Aadhaar.

  1. R
    Reader
    Nov 22, 2017 at 12:49 pm
    Aadhaar is NOT a panacea but a frankenstein: The biometrics-based Aadhaar program is inherently flawed. Biometrics can be easily lifted by external means, there is no need to hack the system. High-resolution cameras can capture your fingerprints and iris information from a distance. Every eye hospital will have iris images of its patients. So another person can CLONE your fingerprints and iris images without your knowledge, and the same can be used for authentication. That is why advanced countries like the US, UK, etc. did not implement such a self-destructive biometrics-based system. If the biometric details of a person are COMPROMISED ONCE, then even a new Aadhaar card will not help that person. This is NOT like blocking an ATM card and taking a new one.
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    1. R
      Reader
      Nov 22, 2017 at 12:49 pm
      UK’s Biometric ID Database was dismantled. Why the United Kingdom's biometrics-linked National Identi-ty Card project to create a centralized register of sensitive information about residents similar to Aadhaar was scrapped in 2010?? The reasons were the massive threat posed to the privacy of people, the possibility of a surveillance state, the dangers of maintaining such a huge centralized repository of personal information and the purposes it could be used for, the dangers of such a centralized database being hacked, and the unreliability of such large-scale biometric verification processes. The Aadhaar program was designed in 2009 by mainly considering the 'Identi-ty Cards Act 2006' of UK, but the UK stopped that project in 2010, whereas India continued with the biometrics-based program. We must think why the United Kingdom abandoned their project and destroyed the data collected. (Google: 'Identi-ty Cards Act 2006' and 'Identi-ty Documents Act 2010' )
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      1. R
        Reader
        Nov 22, 2017 at 12:48 pm
        A centralized and inter-linked biometric database like Aadhaar will lead to profiling and self-censorship, endangering freedom. Personal data gathered under the Aadhaar program is prone to misuse and surveillance. Aadhaar project has created a vulnerability to identi-ty fraud, even identi-ty theft. Easy harvesting of biometrics traits and publicly-available Aadhaar numbers increase the risk of impersonation, especially online and banking fraud. Centralized databases can be hacked. Biometrics can be cloned, copied and reused. Thus, BIOMETRICS CAN BE FAKED. High-resolution cameras can capture your fingerprints and iris information from a distance. Every eye hospital will have iris images of its patients. So another person can clone your fingerprints and iris images without your knowledge, and the same can be used for authentication. If the Aadhaar scheme is NOT STOPPED by the Supreme Court, the biometric features of Indians will soon be cloned, misused, and even traded.
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        1. R
          Reader
          Nov 22, 2017 at 12:48 pm
          The US Social Security Number (SSN) card has NO BIOMETRIC DETAILS, no photograph, no physical description and no birth date. All it does is confirm that a particular number has been issued to a particular name. Instead, a driving license or state ID card is used as an identification for adults. The US government DOES NOT collect the biometric details of its own citizens for the purpose of issuing Social Security Number. The US collects the fingerprints of only those citizens who are involved in any criminal activity (it has nothing to do with SSN), and the citizens of other countries who come to the US.
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            #AADHAARFAIL
            Nov 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm
            Mitrons, Link your aadhaar to bank, properties, gold, cows and give up all of them voluntarily just like what you did with "gas subsidy" and old currencies. Otherwise your bank a/c, properties, gold, cows will be forcefully seized by government. You could also be arrested under AML, APL, BPL, CPL acts! Be a good follower of Mahatma Gandhi and link aadhaar with everything and give them up voluntarily. Soldiers are dying in borders, farmers are committing suicide, my pal aadhaar babaji Arun Jaitley is working 24x7 to make sure honest tax payers, businessmen also meet same fate as our farmers and soldiers. Jai Hind.
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              #AADHAARFAIL
              Nov 21, 2017 at 5:29 pm
              1. Link #AADHAAR with everything 2. Your #AADHAAR has been deactivated til you voluntarily give DNA and pay $100 as DNA extraction fees 3. Your #AADHAAR is deactivated till voluntarily sleep with #AADHAAR mongers and satisfy them completely 4. Your #AADHAAR is deactivated till you donate eye/kidney/liver/pancreas You will not be able to refuse once you link #AADHAAR with everything else, since once #AADHAAR gets deactivated your bank, mobile, internet, property, gas, electricity access will be blocked. Stop linking #AADHAAR with anything else now, apply Fevicol in both thumbs before you are forced to give fingerprint, without bio-metrics #AADHAAR ios just a piece of paper. Jai Hind.
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                #AADHAARFAIL
                Nov 21, 2017 at 5:29 pm
                When your bank account gets looted via aadhaar pay, you will call 1947, wait for 3 hours to get connected, the call center folks will simply ask you to visit aadhaar enrollment center, waiting list being 3 months, you will bribe 1000 INR and get an appointment with aadhaar enrollment center to resolve aadhaar misuse, they will ask you to email help at uidai dot gov dot in, you will send 10 emails in 10 days and then get a generic mail, asking you to specify all your details including preferred condom b , etc, you will respond with all details, you will follow up for 3 more days, then you will get a generic FINAL response, "Please lock your bio-metrics in UIDAI , Jai Hind!", after that even if you send 100 emails you will NOT get any response. You lock your bio-metrics, the criminal go to an aadhaar enrollment center and unlock your bio-metrics using stolen fingerprint and keep on looting your hard earned money.
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                  #AADHAARFAIL
                  Nov 21, 2017 at 5:11 pm
                  When your bank account gets looted via aadhaar pay, you will call 1947, wait for 3 hours to get connected, the call center folks will simply ask you to visit aadhaar enrollment center, waiting list being 3 months, you will bribe 1000 INR and get an appointment with aadhaar enrollment center to resolve aadhaar misuse, they will ask you to email help at uidai dot gov dot in, you will send 10 emails in 10 days and then get a generic mail, asking you to specify all your details including preferred condom b , etc, you will respond with all details, you will follow up for 3 more days, then you will get a generic FINAL response, "Please lock your bio-metrics in UIDAI , Jai Hind!", after that even if you send 100 emails you will NOT get any response. You lock your bio-metrics, the criminal go to an aadhaar enrollment center and unlock your bio-metrics using stolen fingerprint and keep on looting your hard earned money.
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                  1. Jaganathan Radhakrishnan
                    Nov 21, 2017 at 6:25 pm
                    So sorry boss..It's working properly got mine without any hasten...suck it up...😊😊 Aadhar will/must succeed...
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                    #AADHAARFAIL
                    Nov 21, 2017 at 5:10 pm
                    Mitrons, Link your aadhaar to bank, properties, gold, cows and give up all of them voluntarily just like what you did with "gas subsidy" and old currencies. Otherwise your bank a/c, properties, gold, cows will be forcefully seized by government. You could also be arrested under AML, APL, BPL, CPL acts! Be a good follower of Mahatma Gandhi and link aadhaar with everything and give them up voluntarily. Soldiers are dying in borders, farmers are committing suicide, my pal aadhaar babaji Arun Jaitley is working 24x7 to make sure honest tax payers, businessmen also meet same fate as our farmers and soldiers. Jai Hind.
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