The UIDAI in the notices stated that it has come to know that "Airtel retailers are allegedly opening Airtel payments Bank account at the time of performing Aadhaar e-KYC verification without informing the purpose of e-KYC and also without taking informed consent of the customer".
The tenure of Navin Kumar, Chairman, Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) got over on 29 August, and the Department of Personnel and Training has named Pandey as the chairman “with immediate effect and until further orders,” said a Ministry of Finance order
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), in July, had asked private as well as public banks to open Aadhaar enrolment and updation facility in one out of 10 branches by August-end.
"Aadhaar data is fully safe and secure and has robust uncompromised security. The UIDAI data centre is an infrastructure of critical importance and is protected accordingly with high technology, conforming to the best standards of security," the UIDAI said in a statement.
However, official sources from the government have denied the claim.
It was the mega identification project that had prompted Nilekani to leave Infosys after 28 years in 2009 to try his hand at bureaucracy.
An electrical engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, he co-founded Infosys in 1981, and went on to hold several positions at the company, including that of chief operating officer, CEO, president and managing director.
Cofounder of Internet Freedom Foundation Kiran Jonalagadda says that fingerprints are hackable with current technologies which could make Aadhaar database insecure
In March 2017, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley informed the Parliament that Aadhaar may become the only card in future, replacing all other identity cards like voter ID card, PAN card etc.
Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani said that India has a chance to build a completely new paradigm.
In an exclusive interview to Moneycontrol, UIDAI chief Ajay Bhushan Pandey insists that Aadhaar is no 'Big Brother' ahead of a Supreme Court hearing today on right to privacy.
Existing bank account holders have been asked to furnish the Aadhaar number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) by December 31, 2017, failing which the account will cease to be operational, according to a revenue department notification.
UIDAI will prioritize the goods and services tax applicants and taxpayers as they migrate to the GST platform and are required to update their mobile numbers in the Aadhaar database.
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) had claimed in a recent report that Aadhaar numbers and personal information of about 135 million Indians may have been leaked from government portals.
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.
"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.
Police have arrested Saddam Hussain Mansuri, 25, who runs an Aadhaar card registration centre in Mandal town.The accused had allegedly uploaded a blurred picture of Laden along with other details.
Airports argue an Aadhaar-enabled system will help increase throughput at airports, improve security and provide a seamless experience to the customer.
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.
Puma will leverage ShopX's digital offline model to scale up its footwear business and help it establish presence in over 1,500 retail outlets in tier II markets, ShopX said in a statement.
The UIDAI has blacklisted or suspended around 1,000 operators while FIRs have been filed against 20 individuals in the last three months for malpractices such as charging for Aadhaar enrolment.
Refuting allegations questioning the data's security, Ajay Bhushan Pandey, UIDAI CEO said that the data with UIDAI is fully safe and secure
'DigiLocker', an initiative of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), is a repository platform for issuance, verification and storage of digital certificates and documents on cloud.