This came a day after a five-judge Constitution bench questioned the Department of Telecommunications’ decision to link mobile phone numbers to Aadhaar number of customers, citing its February 2017 order in a PIL.
Aadhaar: “In fact there was no such direction from the Supreme Court, but you took it and used it as tool to make Aadhaar mandatory for mobile users,” a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra remarked.
Senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi, appearing for UIDAI and the Gujarat government, said UIDAI collected “limited technical metadata” to have control over the requesting entities that seek Aadhaar authentication for granting services.
The RBI said periodic updation should be carried out at least once in every two years for high risk customers, once in every eight years for medium risk customers and once in every ten years for low risk customers.
The counsel submitted that it is the use of biometrics that made Aadhaar a unique identity and the biometric data of users were safe with UIDAI, he said.
Aadhaar certifying agency UIDAI has introduced new QR codes, that makes the process of Aadhaar verification simpler.
Justice Chandrachud said there were fears “the data of individual available today can be used to influence elections…So the question is, what are the safeguards we need to introduce to ensure the object of the Act is met.”
Maharashtra WCD stated: “If a beneficiary is found with no registered Aadhaar number or has not followed the procedure to apply for Aadhaar, and continues to avail the scheme, the Child Development Project Officer will be held responsible.”
In agreeing to the terms of service for payment apps in India across digital platforms, users allow access to information that includes personal data such as transaction passwords, bank account and credit card details, mobile phone numbers and addresses.
In cases when neither iris nor fingerprint authentication works, the EPFO has asked banks to record the beneficiaries’ details in an ‘exception register’ and the pension must be provided based on the paper life certificate.
Attorney General K K Venugopal read out the Aadhaar enrolment form to buttress his stand that Aadhaar enrolment was “free and voluntary and has the provisions for taking informed consent”.
Agreeing with the explanation given by the CPIO on the linking of Aadhaar card in pensioners’ accounts, Acharyulu only imposed a token penalty of Rs 250 on him for the wrongful denial of information.
In the process of making her Aadhaar card, it was revealed that her biometric records preexisted in the Aadhaar database and the Delhi Police was able to obtain her details from UIDAI
IRCTC.com ‘Lucky Draw Scheme’ will give five users a refund of the full train fare in addition to the cash prize the verification of basic details by Indian Railways.
The remarks came as Attorney General K K Venugopal told the bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan that it was useful to establish identity and thereby eliminate fraud in banking and other sectors.