1. These states have attained 100% Aadhaar saturation; find out where other states stand on the UIDAI list

These states have attained 100% Aadhaar saturation; find out where other states stand on the UIDAI list

The data provided by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), essentially means that the that the whole population of the place have got their Aadhar IDs.

By: | Updated: May 2, 2017 7:28 PM
The National capital, Delhi topped the Aadhaar saturation list with 119 percent.(Reuters)

Nine Indian states and Union Territories have now fully attained 100 percent Aadhaar saturation in India. The data provided by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), essentially means that the that the whole population of the place have got their Aadhar IDs. The National capital, Delhi topped the list with 119 percent, where the number of ‘Aadhaar assigned’ is 21,113,102 in a projected population of 17,720,573. Meanwhile, Haryana is in the second spot with 104 percent where the number of ‘Aadhaar assigned’ is 27,782,515 in a projected population of 26,816,977. Meanwhile, Telangana (102 percent) was placed third in the list. The other places in the list were Himachal Pradesh (102 percent), Punjab (102 percent), Lakshadweep (102 percent), Goa (101 percent), Chandigarh (101 percent)and Kerala (100 percent).

Meanwhile, in the ‘Aadhaar Saturation in 0 < 5 Years Age’ category, Haryana topped the list with 68.8 percent. Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh was placed second and third. In the ‘Aadhaar Saturation in 5 < 18 Years Age’ group, only Delhi crossed 100 percent. However, in the above 18 categories, 27 states and UTs could have attained full Aadhaar Saturation. The Aadhaar saturation is based on projected population as on 2015.

(Source: UIDAI)

Aadhaar is a biometric identifier program, which is recently in the news more than ever. The Aadhar card us being used in loan authentications, job seeking, pensions and money transfers across the country. The central government now wants to make Aadhaar card mandatory for filing income tax returns as well as applying for a PAN card. In fact, the unique identification 12-digit number in your Aadhaar card is now becoming the one point source for all your needs. The main objective of this exercise to link the PAN with Aadhaar is to also identify tax evaders. However several critics have questioned the privacy and security issues which have allegedly not been addressed so far. The rigid position of the Modi government on this matter, have been criticised by many as the debate on making Aadhaar mandatory is still on.

(Source: UIDAI)

Meanwhile, according to a recent report, PM Modi government will soon make quoting of Aadhaar number compulsory for key managerial personnel and directors in regulatory filings under the Companies Act also. The move, primarily aimed at tackling the issue of bogus identities, comes at a time when authorities are bolstering measures to deal with the menace of shell companies, suspected to be used for laundering illicit funds.

  1. R
    Reader
    Nov 8, 2017 at 10:08 am
    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 the person concerned. This is NOT like blocking an ATM card and taking a new one.
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    1. R
      Reader
      Nov 8, 2017 at 10:05 am
      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 8, 2017 at 10:04 am
        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 8, 2017 at 10:04 am
          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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