Edward Snowden, the U.S. whistleblower, tweeted about the Aadhaar policy of India calling it ‘government abuse’, earlier today
Using the PayNEARBY mobile application on a smart phone, a retailer can become an Aadhaar ATM/Aadhaar Bank branch for cash withdrawals and deposits by a customer, Yes Bank said in a release.
The "case appears to be an instance of misuse," said the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which runs the biometric identity card scheme, the world's largest.
However, UIDAI says that mere leakage of Aadhaar number not a security concern and that citizens’ biometrics data is safe.
State-run telecom firm BSNL rolled out Aadhaar-based online verification of mobile connections for non-resident Indians, senior citizens above 70 years and physically challenged persons.
"The cabinet gave its nod to Aadhaar (Target Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016, which was passed by Parliament," Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra told reporters here yesterday.
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The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), in a circular, said several meetings were held with Department of Financial Services in the finance ministry and APY service providers with reference to Aadhaar seeding and authentication in APY accounts.
Denial of information for the lack of Aadhaar card is a serious breach of right guaranteed under the RTI Act and amounts to harassment of the applicant, the Central Information Commission has said.
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"Linking of Aadhaar with personal bank accounts is being done based on the amendments that have been effected in the Prevention of Money Laundering Rules 2005. Linking of Aadhaar with mobile number has been effected in pursuance of...Supreme Court order dated February 6, 2017," Minister for Electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.
The finance minister recalled that Nandan Nilekani gave a "forceful and persuasive" presentation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who decided to go ahead with it, soon after the NDA government came to power
Jaitley further said that the issue of 'right to privacy' was "hopefully" settled by the Supreme Court judgement.
The notification follows complaints of government grants, particularly LPG subsidy, being credited into the last account authenticated using national biometric ID, Aadhaar.
"Aadhaar enrolment which is being done on a continuous basis has reached 1.09 crore and the Aadhaar cards of 97 lakh residents have been generated so far," Secretary, Information Technology department, Saugat Biswas said at a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary B B Vyas here.
The MP said the Wikileaks had indicated that the CIA had allegedly accessed the sensitive biometric data from the Aadhaar card database.
In a reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs CR Chaudhary said the purpose of Aadhaar-based authentication of beneficiaries is to correctly identify the eligible beneficiaries under National Food Security Act.
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, however, said the rural development ministry had advised the states and union territories to explore the possibilities of using consent-based Aadhaar authentication for registration of properties under the provisions of the Registration Act, 1908.
The role is likely to be akin to the position of a White House CIO. The person will be responsible for integrating IT strategies of various departments via technology in a post-Aadhaar environment.
The cabinet secretariat meeting held last week has asked banks to temporarily halt the current process for next ten days till their core banking software was amended to adopt the new system
The extension will be "good news" also for consumers as it will provide them more time for compliance.
The conmen pose as UIDAI agents to get the OTP from persons and enter into the person’s Aadhaar profile. They then change the mobile number with which the Aadhaar number is linked, to one of their mobile numbers.
The government has said that it is ready to extend Aadhaar deadlines for most services till March 2018
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The Centre had earlier in the day withdrawn the notification which stipulated that the linkage needed to be completed by December 31, 2017.