Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology PP Chaudhary had informed Rajya Sabha on Friday that the Aadhaar issuing authority Unique Identification Authority of India had deactivated around 81 lakh Aadhaar numbers last week.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Modi had told the House that since the Centre started using “technology” and “Aadhaar” in the last two-and-half years, it had managed to weed out some 4 crore fake ration cards.
Anyone applying for a death certificate will be required to provide the Aadhaar number or Enrolment ID Number (EID) of the deceased and other details as sought in the application. The applicant will also have to provide his/her own Aadhaar number. Any false declaration will be treated as an offence.
“There has been instance where three alleged Pakistani nationals have submitted the said certificate during enrolment and subsequently got Aadhaar,” Chaudhary said in response to query on whether Pakitsani nationals have been issued Aadhaar on basis of fake certificates.
Aadhaar mandatory for registration of death: The use of Aadhaar will result in ensuring accuracy of the details furnished by the relatives or dependents or acquaintances of the deceased, said the office of the Registrar General, which functions under the home ministry.
The complaint to the police stated said that Srivastava had accessed UIDAI data without authorisation between January 1 and July 26 for an app called ‘eKYC Verification’.
The government has also firmed up plans to enable electronic registration of properties, for which Aadhaar-based authentication will be a prerequisite.
Government’s position on right to privacy has been inconsistent
Twenty-two postmen are racing against time to deliver 14,000 letters that were allegedly deliberately undelivered over two years.
Privacy is not just about Aadhaar or data protection; it’s about letting people make free choices
According to a complaint, the hospital management approached police at 2.26 pm on July 27, following which, police came to the hospital and advised them to hand the child over to Childline — an initiative by the Ministry of Women and Child Development .
The UIDAI complaint is linked to the KYC app that was placed by Qarth on Google Play Store late last year with the claim that it would help businesses validate Aaadhar numbers by verifying “customer Aadhaar number, address, mobile number, date of birth on the fly”.
Since Aadhaar was made mandatory for a lot of services, including for filing income tax returns, the centres have started squeaking under the pressure of increased footfalls. At some centres, the waiting list is a minimum of 30 days.
In the digital age, with more and more users coming online by the day, it is set to have a huge impact on the digital user and their confidence to stay online.
mAadhaar, a new app for syncing Aadhaar data with on mobile phones, has been launched by the UIDAI, which is the agency responsible for Aadhaar. The mAadhaar app is only available on Android, and the developer for this is listed as UIDAI on the Google Play Store.