1. Government makes Aadhaar mandatory to apply for PAN from July 1

Government makes Aadhaar mandatory to apply for PAN from July 1

The government has made it mandatory to quote Aadhaar number details or the enrollment ID while applying for PAN card starting July 1.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 28, 2017 10:22 AM
aadhaar, aadhaar card, aadhaar numper, pan card, income tax law This is also the date when the new tax regime goods and services tax (GST) is rolled out. (Source: PTI)

The government has made it mandatory to quote Aadhaar number details or the enrollment ID while applying for PAN card starting July 1. This is also the date when the new tax regime goods and services tax (GST) is rolled out. The government order makes Aadhaar mandatory for PAN comes just a day after a vacation bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Navin Sinha refused to pass any interim order in to make Aadhaar mandatory to avail benefits from government schemes. The SC bench said that the interim order cannot be passed on the apprehension of petitioners that the government may deprive people from availing benefits of various welfare schemes due to the lack of Aadhaar details.

Currently, the 12-digit Aadhaar issued by the Central government has been made mandatory for many government services by the central government. The Aadhaar card does not replace existing identification documents, but it is used as a single identification document at healthcare institutions, various government bodies, financial institutions, according to an Indian Express report.

The government, according to PTI, has informed the Supreme Court that it has extended the June 30 deadline to September 30 to those availing benefits of government’s social welfare schemes but don’t have an Aadhaar card.

The government had recently made Aadhaar cards necessary for opening bank accounts. Those who do not have an Aadhaar card, have been asked to submit Aadhaar card details to the bank within six months of opening a bank account. Failure to deposit the details would lead to the bank blocking the account.

  1. R
    Reader
    Oct 13, 2017 at 8:12 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
      Oct 13, 2017 at 8:11 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, and the dangers of such a centralized database being hacked. The other reasons were the unreliability of such a large-scale biometric verification processes, and the ethics of using biometric identification.
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      1. R
        Reader
        Oct 13, 2017 at 8:11 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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        1. Nikma Tamang
          Jun 29, 2017 at 11:29 am
          Mera aadhar card bana hai
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          1. Nikma Tamang
            Jun 29, 2017 at 11:29 am
            Mera aadhar card bana hai
            Reply
            1. Nikma Tamang
              Jun 29, 2017 at 11:27 am
              Hi I'm Nikma tamang please join me aadhar card
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