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123 crore Aadhaar cards issued to people: Government tells Rajya Sabha
Nearly 123 crore Aadhaar cards have been issued to people, Union Minister Hansraj Ahir said in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Replying to a written question, Ahir said as per the 2011 census, the popul
Jan 02, 2019
Companies failing to comply with Aadhaar Act norms may be liable for up to Rs 1-crore fine
The Aadhaar Act, at present, does not empower the body to take enforcement action against errant entities in the Aadhaar ecosystem.
Jan 01, 2019
How to delink Aadhaar from a bank account? Here’s all you need to know
Banks and financial institutes are already using alternatives to Aadhaar; if you want you can now easily unlink your Aadhaar from your account
Dec 27, 2018
How to delink Aadhaar from mobile numbers, digital wallets? Here’s all you need to know
Although the government says that Aadhaar data is completely safe and secure, and there is no need to panic, many people are still scepticle about its use.
Dec 26, 2018
UIDAI cautions schools not to insist on Aadhaar for admission
The word of caution from UIDAI comes at a time when admissions to nursery and entry-level classes have just begun in over 1,500 private schools in Delhi.
Dec 25, 2018
Review petition filed in Supreme Court against its Aadhaar verdict
A review petition was filed in the Supreme Court Monday seeking to re-examine its verdict by which the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme was held as constitutionally valid.
Dec 24, 2018
Aadhaar: Twists and turns in the biometric tale
Aadhaar, India's extraordinary attempt to give every citizen a biometric identity, is set for a massive revamp with new offline verification tools and non-intrusive ways for people seeking to voluntar
Dec 23, 2018
Aadhaar Seva Kendras to be operational by August 2019, says Minister of State for Electronics and IT SS Ahluwalia
The proposed Aadhaar Seva Kendras, which will facilitate appointment-based enrolment, update and other miscellaneous services around the 12-digit identifier, are expected to be operational by August 2
Dec 19, 2018
Aadhaar Act amendments propose enhanced powers to UIDAI, stiff penalties for violation of norms
Aadhaar-issuing authority UIDAI is proposed to assume a regulatory role with enhanced power to take enforcement actions on misuse of the national biometric ID and impose stiff penalties for violations
Dec 18, 2018
Aadhaar enrolment: Tamil Nadu government launches doorstep service, to cost over Rs 13 cr
Chief Minister K Palaniswami formally launched the scheme Monday by giving away seven Aadhaar kits containing the machines to officials of the Social Welfare Department.
Dec 18, 2018
Modi-headed Cabinet gives nod to law amendment for Aadhaar seeding with mobile numbers, bank account
The Cabinet Monday approved amending the two existing laws to provide legal backing for seeding of biometric ID Aadhaar with mobile numbers and bank accounts, sources said.
Dec 17, 2018
SC order impact: Government examining Aadhaar use for out-of-turn issue of passport
Various government departments are exploring their strategies around the use of Aadhaar, after the SC verdict.
Dec 13, 2018
Over 13,350 Aadhaar centres in designated post offices, says SS Ahluwalia
The Postal Department has opened over 13,350 Aadhaar enrolment and update centres in designated post offices across the country, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.
Dec 12, 2018
UIDAI asks banks not to discontinue Aadhaar payment system
The UIDAI on Friday asked banks not to discontinue the Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS) as it may create obstruction in the delivery of welfare benefits.
Dec 01, 2018
BSNL’s 3,000 customer service centres to offer Aadhaar services
State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) will soon offer Aadhaar enrolment and updation facilities in its 3,000 customer service centres across India, at an estimated project cost of about Rs 90 cr
Nov 29, 2018
Ravi Shankar Prasad to common service centres: Will find way out on Aadhaar work issue
The government will look into common service centres' (CSCs) appeal that they be allowed to carry out Aadhaar-related work such as enrolment and updation services, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said
Nov 27, 2018
Delhi High Court grants time to UIDAI to file response on plea raising concern over Aadhaar data security
A bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and Prateek Jalan listed the matter for further hearing on February 14 next year after giving more time to UIDAI to respond to the petition.
Nov 19, 2018
Salary can’t be withheld for not linking bank account with Aadhaar, says Bombay High Court
The Bombay High Court on Monday questioned the Centre's decision of withholding the salary of a port trust employee since 2016 on the grounds that he had not linked his salary account with his Aadhaar
Nov 19, 2018
Niti Aayog to meet digital payments industry on KYC issue in the wake of SC’s order on Aadhar
Ficci and the Niti Aayog Monday jointly organised a workshop on the 'Online Digital Payments Programme' aimed at capacity building and imparting training to the officials working in this area.
Nov 12, 2018
Not possible to use Aadhaar biometrics to identify the dead, UIDAI tells Delhi HC
The UIDAI told the Delhi High Court on Monday that it was technically not possible to match the fingerprints of an unidentified body with the biometrics of 120 crore people stored in its database.
Nov 12, 2018
Aadhaar verdict: Implications on enterprise HR technology
Over the years, corporates in India have have built significant infrastructure for collecting, authenticating and storing Aadhaar data.
Nov 12, 2018
India’s digital journey to accelerate with stronger safeguards, says UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey
The recent Supreme Court verdict on Aadhaar has ensured stronger safeguards which will accelerate India's digital journey, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey has said.
Nov 04, 2018
OTP authentication better than biometric for Aadhaar verification: Delhi HC told
The Delhi High Court on Thursday suggested incorporating recommendations, like using OTP authentication instead of biometric, given by two amicus curiae to plug a "loophole" in the Aadhaar verificatio
Nov 01, 2018
‘Aadhaar Seva Kendras’ to ensure ease in Aadhaar-related services, says UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey
The planned 'Aadhaar Seva Kendras', conceptualised on the lines of Passport Seva Kendras, will offer "hassle-free" enrolment and update facility to ensure ease in Aadhaar-related services to residents
Oct 30, 2018
Allay concerns about Aadhaar among people: Par panel to UIDAI
A Parliamentary panel Monday told top government officials, including the UIDAI CEO, to allay people's fear about Aadhaar by holding educational programmes across the country, sources said.
Oct 29, 2018
SC verdict on Aadhaar: Consumer finance firms to see a slowdown in customer acquisition
For retail lenders with credit verification processes built around technology, the order would raise operating cost, turnaround time in loan disbursement as well as fraud risk
Oct 29, 2018
UIDAI asks banks to use Aadhaar eKYC for DBT users; voluntary offline Aadhaar for other customers
The UIDAI has clarified to banks that Aadhaar eKYC can be used to authenticate beneficiaries of government subsidies and welfare schemes while for other customers physical Aadhaar card can be used for
Oct 28, 2018
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