Noting that JAM is nothing short of a social revolution, the Finance Minister said it offers substantial benefits for government, the economy and especially the poor.
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.
The Supreme Court declared right to privacy as a fundamental right.
The historic verdict will now have a bearing on other key verdicts, including the ones on the validity of Aadhaar and the ruling on Section 377 which criminalises gay sex
A nine-judge constitution bench will give its verdict today resolving privacy related matters of the Aadhaar number.
Ajay Tyagi said that a report on corporate governance will be released by September-end; SEBI probe on shell companies will continue
Linking deaths to Aadhaar would have allowed the government to know when to terminate entitlements and direct transfer of benefits to a recipient once deceased.
Air travelers can soon expect a smart boarding card which will eliminate the process of stamping at the time of security check, the Times of India reported. A pilot project will be run in smaller airports soon.
According to I-T officials, most of the deactivated PANs belonged to small and medium-sized stock broker and their clients.
In an interaction with Moneycontrol, Ajay Bhushan the CEO of UIDAI says that Aadhaar can be used by entrepreneurs to offer all kinds of services which people may not have imagined so far
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had recently informed the Lok Sabha that the government has not fixed any time frame to complete the linking of Aadhaar with PAN.
If Aadhaar is not linked to these, then it is possible for one to be denied a passport. And that's only one among the many difficulties one might face.
The ECI filed an application to the Supreme Court (SC) last month asking to obtain the Aadhar details of voters so that it can be linked to their database.
Advance tax collections of personal income tax (other than corporate tax) grew 41.79 percent as on Saturday
Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) said even though Aadhaar is not a mandatory requirement for Know Your Customer (KYC) in the insurance sector, it is the most simple form of KYC document.
Locking your biometrics will ensure that no application will be able to use your data stored with UIDAI for authentication
The government had in March this year mandated that anyone not having Aadhaar but desirous of availing free LPG connection under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana must apply for it by May 31.
The Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS) allows you to use your UIDAI as a tool to make payments and do banking activities
The Aadhaar number is not mandatory for booking rail tickets, the Centre told the Rajya Sabha today.
The Court admitted the matter and passed an interim order, directing the concerned income tax officer to allow the petitioner to file IT Returns manually, without quoting Aadhaar number or Aadhaar enrollment ID
Cofounder of Internet Freedom Foundation Kiran Jonalagadda says that fingerprints are hackable with current technologies which could make Aadhaar database insecure
Police’s cyber-crime unit’s investigations revealed that Abhinav Srivastava had hacked into services related to the Aadhaar-enabled e-Hospital system made under the Digital India initiative
The home ministry said on Friday that it would be applicable for the residents of all states except Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya, for which a date would be notified separately.
Voicing concern over possible misuse of personal information in public domain, the Supreme Court said that protection of the concept of privacy in the technological era was a "losing battle".