Rajya Sabha Member Rajeev Chandrasekhar raises concerns over Aadhaar database

Rajeev Chandrasekhar said there are numerous fake entries in the Aadhaar database, including that Pakistani spies, it shows Aadhaar database is a very poorly verified database

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: December 21, 2016 10:40 pm
AAdhar card, Aadhar card date base, Aadhar card data bese news, Latest news, India news, Rajya Sabha, Member Rajeev Chandrasekhar, India news, Latest news, National news Rajya Sabha Member Rajeev Chandrasekhar said “The RBI must ensure Aadhaar can and must be used only along with other proof of ID for people to enter the financial system.” (Source: ANI)

Rajya Sabha Member Rajeev Chandrasekhar has expressed concern over Aadhaar database, saying it is “very poorly verified” and it should not be the sole KYC document for entering financial system. “The numerous fake Aadhaar entries in the Aadhaar database, including the recent Pakistani spies who had Aadhaar cards issued in fake names with their biometrics shows that the Aadhaar database is a very poorly verified database in terms of identifying the person whose biometrics are in the database,” Chandrasekhar said in a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and RBI Governor Urjit Patel.

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The MP said that he is sure that the government and the Reserve Bank of India is aware of this point as well. “The RBI must ensure Aadhaar can and must be used only along with other proof of ID for people to enter the financial system,” he said.

Expressing concern over IT infrastructure, Chandrasekhar said, “There are serious gaps in the IT Act and the dispute resolution institutions like the Cyber Appellate Tribunal (CyAT).” CyAT has been without chairperson since July 2011 and government is now planning to merge it with telecom tribunal TDSAT.

Chandrasekhar said that as the large parts of our economy and transactions are moved online, there will legitimate issues of transaction fraud, data security, privacy and disputes between consumers and banks, banks and banks, merchants and consumers, merchants and banks etc will explode in volume.

“The data security issue in itself represents a serious challenge to our Banking system and the RBI must work with Government to plan pro-actively on issues of infrastructure, capacity building and legislative requirements to deter and prosecute the perpetrators,” he said.

He also asked Finance Minister and RBI governor to pay attention towards digital black economy with surge of domestic trade in black money.

“There are already reports of a surge in Domestic bitcoin trade and move of black economy to the Dark Internet. The surveillance and policing requirements are challenging and I suspect the Government and RBI are ill-equipped currently to deal with this. I am drawing your attention to the need to be ahead of the curve on this rather than behind,” he said.

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  1. R
    Dec 22, 2016 at 4:13 am
    Good suggestion by chandrashekarji.lt;br/gt;GoI is hurriedly entering into cash lesslt;br/gt;Concept . Prior to that data accuracy verification for financial transactions to be ensured. Alternatively cash less transactons may be implemented bussinesswise such as real estate,lt;br/gt;Gold silver purchase, Tourism, showroom/Malls.vehicle purchases and also cash exceeding 50000 Rs.which will not affect poor and middle cl people. The present dynamics may be an invitation to an another big troubles. ATM requirements to be verified. We may need around 20-25 lakhs ATMs for our potion. R.Suresh. Bangalore.
    1. H
      Dec 21, 2016 at 5:34 pm
      Aadhar may not be perfect but is good.