1. Mobile number to Aadhaar Link: Centre may bring some consumer friendly options; see how you can benefit

Mobile number to Aadhaar Link: Centre may bring some consumer friendly options; see how you can benefit

Mobile number to Aadhaar Link: With an aim to ease the process of mobile number and Aadhaar card linking for the public and make it more consumer friendly, the Central government is considering implementing a raft of measures.

By: | New Delhi | Published: October 11, 2017 2:00 PM
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Mobile number to Aadhaar Link: With an aim to ease the process of mobile number and Aadhaar card linking for the public and make it more consumer friendly, the Central government is considering implementing a raft of measures. These measures will help people especially the senior citizens to link their mobile numbers with their Aadhaar card in a hassle-free manner, according to Times of India report. The options such as iris scanning for persons who have issues with fingerprints, providing home service for senior citizens are being discussed by the Centre and the telecom companies. The government is considering another option which will enable senior citizens to choose a person to verify Aadhaar linking, according to report.

Earlier, on August 27, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said JAM (Jan Dhan, Aadhaar and Mobile) trinity has ushered in a social revolution which will eventually bring all Indians into a common financial, economic and digital space, similar to how GST has created a unified market. “Within reach of the country is what might be called the 1 billion-1 billion-1 billion vision. That is 1 billion unique Aadhaar numbers linked to 1 billion bank accounts and 1 billion mobile phones. Once that is done, all of India can become part of the financial and digital mainstream,” he had said.

Whether you wish to keep your old mobile number or get a new one, you need to verify it using your Aadhaar Card number. eKYC is basically an online method of the usual “Know Your Customer” form. In the case of Aadhaar based KYC, your name, location and other details need to be verified through the Aadhaar authentication online. You will have to provide your Aadhaar number and do the biometric verification in order to complete the KYC.

  1. R
    Reader
    Oct 11, 2017 at 5:15 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 11, 2017 at 5:15 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 11, 2017 at 5:14 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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