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EPFO extends deadline, urges subscribers, pensioners to provide Aadhaar details by Mar 31

The EPFO has about 50 lakh pensioners and around 4 crore subscribers that avail of its scheme.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 17, 2017 6:55 pm
The deadline to submit Aadhaar details has now been extended to March 31. The deadline to submit Aadhaar details has now been extended to March 31.

The Employees Provident Fund Organisation has extended the deadline for pensioners and scheme subscribers to submit their Aadhaar card details to March 31. The EPFO has about 50 lakh pensioners and around 4 crore subscribers that avail of its scheme. “We had given time until February 28 and now it has been extended to March 31. We are requesting everybody to furnish the Aadhaar number,” V P Joy, central provident fund commissioner, EPFO, told the Times of India, adding that the submission of Aadhaar card was made mandatory to ensure complete transparency. The organisation recently undertook a complete revamp, with a focus on digital documentation.

In its January notification, the labour ministry had said that it would be mandatory for members and pensioners of the Employees Pension Scheme to furnish proof of possession of the Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication according to the procedure laid down by the EPFO.

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    Oct 18, 2017 at 7:25 pm
    A centralized and inter-linked biometric database like Aadhaar will lead to profiling and self-censorship, endangering freedom. Personal data gathered under the Aadhaar program is prone to misuse and surveillance. Aadhaar project has created a vulnerability to identi-ty fraud, even identi-ty theft. Easy harvesting of biometrics traits and publicly-available Aadhaar numbers increase the risk of impersonation, especially online and banking fraud. Centralized databases can be hacked. Biometrics can be cloned, copied and reused. Thus, BIOMETRICS CAN BE FAKED. High-resolution cameras can capture your fingerprints and iris information from a distance. Every eye hospital will have iris images of its patients. So another person can clone your fingerprints and iris images without your knowledge, and the same can be used for authentication. If the Aadhaar scheme is NOT STOPPED by the Supreme Court, the biometric features of Indians will soon be cloned, misused, and even traded.
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      Oct 18, 2017 at 7:24 pm
      UK’s Biometric ID Database was dismantled. Why the United Kingdom's biometrics-linked National Identi-ty Card project to create a centralized register of sensitive information about residents similar to Aadhaar was scrapped in 2010?? The reasons were the massive threat posed to the privacy of people, the possibility of a surveillance state, the dangers of maintaining such a huge centralized repository of personal information, and the purposes it could be used for, and the dangers of such a centralized database being hacked. The other reasons were the unreliability of such a large-scale biometric verification processes, and the ethics of using biometric identification.
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        Oct 18, 2017 at 7:24 pm
        The US Social Security Number (SSN) card has NO BIOMETRIC DETAILS, no photograph, no physical description and no birth date. All it does is confirm that a particular number has been issued to a particular name. Instead, a driving license or state ID card is used as an identification for adults. The US government DOES NOT collect the biometric details of its own citizens for the purpose of issuing Social Security Number. The US collects the fingerprints of only those citizens who are involved in any criminal activity (it has nothing to do with SSN), and the citizens of other countries who come to the US.
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          Feb 17, 2017 at 12:02 pm
          EPFO ask every retiree to open an individual SB account to credit the proceeds of EPF1995 Pension amount. The amount is credited digitally. Can they not link the account ppo and aadhar card.? Why retired persons should come in person and carry out this?
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            Feb 17, 2017 at 8:47 am
            Many pensioners have given their life certificate prior to the demonetisation act in their pension receiving banks. And the banks have the details of Aadhar card details also. Why don't the EPFO organisation cull out the details and request only such of those seniors whose details are not available instead of asking every person to come.
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