250 villagers of Pabupadia in Jaisalmer district have found that their new Aadhaar cards have been delivered with similar mistake.
Sharad Sharma, prominent angel investor and founder of iSpirt apologised in an open letter admitting to being the man behind the pro-Aadhaar troll accounts on Twitter
In a precursor to initiating a probe into the matter, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) also wants CIS to clarify just how much of such "sensitive data" are still with it or anyone else.
Once the amendment is through, confirming the identity of buyers and sellers of properties will be possible by simply matching the biometric information. It will help them register properties from their homes
"The data in the Aadhaar servers is in the encrypted form. You cannot do anything with that information, which is in an encrypted form. Aadhaar main systems, which are really so very well-designed and robustly designed that there is no concern about security in Aadhaar," UIDAI chairman J Satyanarayana said.
The weakest coverage group is under five years with coverage below 50 percent. On the contrary, between 5-18 years age group has he highest coverage at 90 percent.
Stating this at a press conference here, AICC incharge of communications Randeep Surjewala said the party led by Rahul Gandhi would expose the "failures" of the government before the public in every nook and corner of the country.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has also instructed cyber security unit CERT-In to gather information of 'Wanna Cry' ransomware that has wrecked havoc across sectors like healthcare and telecommunications in more than 100 countries.
A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar, which is currently hearing a batch of petitions challenging the practice of triple talaq, agreed to the contention of senior advocate Shyam Divan that the Aadhaar matter is very important and needed to be heard on an urgent basis.
The link requires a person to punch in his PAN number, Aadhaar number and the "exact name as given in the Aadhaar card".
Airports argue an Aadhaar-enabled system will help increase throughput at airports, improve security and provide a seamless experience to the customer.
The government willask airlines to promote the use of Aadhaar by fliers while purchasing tickets and encourage travellers to link their flight tickets to their Aadhaar cards for a seamless experience.
Arguing for the government, advocate Arghya Sengupta told a bench led by Justice AK Sikri that the leakage was by various other government departments and state agencies.
The government today defended in the Supreme Court its decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for issuing of PAN cards, saying it was done to curb the use of fake PAN cards across the country.
A research report by The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) India suggests a startling 130-135 million Aadhaar numbers and 100 million bank accounts could have been made public by 4 government portals.
The move, primarily aimed at tackling the issue of bogus identities, comes at a time when authorities are bolstering measures to deal with the menace of shell companies, suspected to be used for laundering illicit funds.
ll investors related to mutual funds (MF), bank account holders and those who have invested in insurance schemes cannot operate their accounts opened between July 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015, from May 1 if they are not compliant with FATCA — tax information sharing law.
The Centre has cautioned states against disclosing Aadhaar data and other personal details of individuals on their official websites, warning such actions can attract jail term of three years.
The breach of Aadhaar details in Jharkhand comes at a time when the Supreme Court and many cyber experts, question the need to make Aadhaar compulsory to avail various government schemes and services.
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the Centre, told a bench headed by Justice A K Sikri that they have found that people were giving details of PAN cards which have been procured on the basis of fake documents.
IT Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said that the government has "already taken cognisance of the fact that data is being put out indiscriminately in certain cases".
Recently the government made it mandatory to provide both Aadhaar card number and PAN number while filing for taxes.
The benefit will also be provided in case of permanent disability even if the members have contributed for less than 20 years, the EPFO board has decided.