The UIDAI said it has “reiterated” that no government authority should deny “essential service or benefit” to a “genuine beneficiary” for want of Aadhaar card.
The FIR also names Anil Kumar, Sunil Kumar and Raj, all of whom were mentioned in The Tribune report as people Khaira contacted in the course of her reporting.
Aadhaar breach: Gaping holes in data security and the unreliability of biometrics put a question mark on the project. UIDAI’s denials are increasingly unconvincing
With her hands and feet gnarled and out of shape, her eyes nearly empty holes and her mind faltering now and then, Sajida faced the prospect of never seeing her pension again.
According to the order, the biometric attendance system would be first implemented in the offices of all divisions, zones, Metro Rail Kolkata, railways workshop, factories and production units by November 30.
Recently, a nine-judge constitution bench of the apex court had held that Right to Privacy was a Fundamental Right under the Constitution. Several petitioners challenging the validity of Aadhaar had claimed it violated privacy rights.
The petitioner also referred to similar petitions allowed by the Kerala High Court permitting people to file returns without quoting Aadhaar number or enrolment number.
Board chairman Dr Jagbir Singh said that now applications for HTET would not be accepted without Aadhaar Card.
The praise comes in the backdrop of continuing privacy concerns in India about Aadhaar. It also comes when there is growing distrust in the government on foreign agencies working in the development sector.
The gang used to hack biometric security settings of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) through cloned fingerprints and tamper application client source for preparing the fake Aadhaar cards.
Involving an expenditure of Rs160 crore, the exercise would cover 3.18 crore people of the state, many of whom have been facing problems for non-issuance of Aadhar cards.
During the course of his arguments in the Supreme Court, Tushar Mehta pointed out that many countries had protected privacy via statutes without making it a fundamental right.
While ITRs can now be filed by August 5, the Aadhaar-PAN linking can be done till August 31.
The Supreme Court will on Thursday continue hearing the Aadhaar card privacy matter. On Wednesday, the Centre told the apex court that there is a fundamental right to privacy, but is a ‘wholly qualified right’.
The impact of the Supreme Court’s decision on whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right on not will also have a significant impact on private players, such as Google and social media platforms. If privacy is a fundamental right, it can be claimed and asserted against the State by citizens.