Pandey was given additional charge days after GSTN’s first chairman Navin Kumar completed his term on August 29. Revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia held the charge in the meanwhile.
“This (enrolment facility in bank premises) was done for convenience of people. Given the requirement of linking Aadhaar with existing bank account and for new bank accounts, having the enrolment and updation facilities within the branches (10 per cent) will ensure that people do not face any difficulty.”
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”.
Nilekani said that data from tools such as Aadhaar is fundamental for putting the economy on a cycle of growth, and could empower users with data, remove knowledge asymmetry and promote innovation. He also urged policymakers to take steps for data inversion to empower users, who can benefit from their own data.
“We are getting a lot of complaints that Aadhaar enrolment centres listed on our site are refusing to do enrolment on one pretext or another. This amounts to corrupt practice,” Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said
Aadhaar for social welfare schemes: The apex court referred to its June 9 verdict and said no further observation is needed in the matter pending before it. The next hearing will now take place on July 7.
The information sought would fall under Section 8(a) of the RTI Act, and therefore, it is denied, the UIDAI said. Further, the format in which information is held by the UIDAI, contains identity details which, if divulged, maybe prone to identity-theft etc.
DCP (New Delhi district) B K Singh told The Indian Express, “We have registered two FIRs after receiving complaints from officials of UIDAI. We have started our investigation.”
We have been numbed by a series of lies, myths and fictions about the project.
Divan said that there are already over 1,69,000 duplicate Aadhaars in the country.
That’s what the Aadhaar Act is. It was rightly categorised as a money bill and is wrongly expected to double up as a privacy statute
There is reason to wonder if this law is intended to be taken seriously, except in getting everyone on the data base, making it a scheme to number the population, and giving extraordinary powers to the UIDAI.
The problem is that Aadhaar was never about individual choice, and was never intended to be voluntary.
Concerns over data security and privacy in the programme must be addressed.
Sold as a voluntary facility, Aadhaar is turning coercive — despite judicial intervention.