1. UIDAI launches Aadhaar crackdown, shuts down 50 websites, apps over illegal activities

UIDAI launches Aadhaar crackdown, shuts down 50 websites, apps over illegal activities

Users can get their copy of Aadhaar for free from the online portal of Aadhar at https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/.

By: | New Delhi | Published: February 6, 2017 2:20 PM
Unique Identification Authority of India, UIDAI, Aadhaar card, national data, moblie users, SC, Supreme court Aadhaar Card. Source: PTI

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has been taken against 12 websites and 12 mobile apps (from the Play Store) that are illegally providing Aadhaar related services and have asked them to shut down, 26 more websites and apps are under the radar of UIDAI which have also been asked to shut down. None of the culprits have been named by the agency. All the apps and websites which have now been blacklisted by UIDAI provided unauthorised Aadhaar related services like providing status of Aadhaar generation, downloading the Aadhaar card, PVC Aadhaar Card, etc. to users, and collected data about Aadhaar numbers and enrolment details. The actions of the apps and websites have been deemed illegal as none of their owner were authorised by UIDAI to provide such services or collect the data.

This is not the first time such action when UIDAI has taken such an action. In April 2016, the Unique Identification Authority of India had asked companies like Flipkart, Amazon, eBay, etc to not allow any merchant to collect Aadhaar information from the general public on their platform.

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Users can get their copy of Aadhaar for free from the online portal of Aadhar at http://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/ and they can get it printed in a black and white format. It has become increasingly important for the government to secure the Aadhaar database as it is now being used as a universal ID all over the country. Earlier in January 2017, the government announced Aadhaar Pay which allows anyone to link their bank account with their Aadhaar number, to make and receive payments electronically.

A new app named Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) has also been launched by the Government of India and it allows users to send and receive money using their 12-digit Aadhaar number. Apart than this, the TRAI had also said that the mobile subscriber base should be verified under the Aadhaar eKYC.

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    Chhotelal karmali
    Feb 6, 2017 at 1:37 pm
    Mera Chhotelal karmali hai lekin aachaar card me Lohra use Chang karna hai
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      Mushtaq ahmed
      Feb 7, 2017 at 2:07 am
      Apna aadahaar no ke deatial jana hia
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      1. Virendra Sason
        Feb 6, 2017 at 9:33 am
        It seems to Indians that Aadhaar based payment related services may flood with numerous frauds. Govt of India is not quite sincere about it. Poor are looted by rich.
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          Khushal tilwani
          Feb 6, 2017 at 1:43 pm
          I want to change my address in aadhar card online how.pose call me 09602435583
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            Deepak
            Feb 7, 2017 at 2:45 am
            Please go through official website & choose address change option.Put aadhar noGet OTP on registered mobileFill current addressAttached current address doentsSubmitted to Address any one changing agency out two.
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              Gaurav kumar
              Feb 7, 2017 at 5:15 am
              😂😂😂
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                dsouza
                Feb 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm
                I have been trying to open the eaadhaar card website from the past 2 months, please do something about it
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