At present, the Election Commission allows a number of documents, including passport, as identity proof in the absence of voter ID card.
The judgment by many has been interpreted as a setback to the Aadhar card, under which the government collects vital personal information of the citizens.
Ministry of Finance has issued four separate Gazette notifications making Aadhaar mandatory for opening all post office deposit accounts, Public Provident Fund (PPF), National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra deposits.
In 2015, Khosla Labs launched Aadhaar Bridge, a licensed Authentication User Agency (AUA), for Aadhaar-based authentication services.
Ravi Shankar Prasad said 60 lakh bank accounts have been linked to Aadhaar.
“Sir how many Aadhaar can Ravan get? 10 faces * 10 iris pairs = 100 at least?”, a Twitter user asked.
Elaborating on mobile companies setting manufacturing plants in the country, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that over the last three years around 100 new companies have set production facilities.
The union government had ordered the implementation of Aadhaar-based biometric attendance systems in various government offices.
At 12.09 pm, Bhavna’s parents got her online birth certificate and the Aadhaar number from the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), district collector Radhakrushna Game said
Aadhaar, a unique identification document bearing a unique 12 digit Aadhaar number, is issued to an individual by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) after a person registers their demographic and biometric details with the UIDAI.
The government has extended its earlier deadline by four months, which means, people can link their PAN with Aadhaar till December 31. The move has been made mandatory for filing Income Tax Returns.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday said the Aadhaar law will “pass the test of constitutionality” and that it is important to build “ironwalls” to protect people’s data.
Arun Jaitley said the UPA government had not realised the full potential of Aadhaar when it was introduced. While describing it as a great idea in terms of technology, he said it was not backed by legislation.
“The animal census would have to be completed in three months and the use of tablets by enumerators would make it faster. The geo-tagging of the animal would be done,” he said, adding that the photographs of each animal can also be brought on record, but the PMC will have to take initiative for that.
Justice K S Puttaswamy has enlarged and enriched the freedom that we won in 1947. Today, we will celebrate. Tomorrow, there will be other challenges and those too we shall overcome