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Till now, the government has allowed seeding of Aadhaar number for delivery of social welfare benefits under some programmes such as Public Distribution System.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Centre may allow Aadhaar authentication for social welfare schemes

By Chetan Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 11:39 PM IST
An order by IT ministry has asked government departments to seek permission for the scheme.
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A Constitution bench, hearing petitions challenging Aadhaar and its enabling 2016 law, was responding to the submission of UIDAI that it collected only “limited technical meta data.”(AFP File Photo)
A Constitution bench, hearing petitions challenging Aadhaar and its enabling 2016 law, was responding to the submission of UIDAI that it collected only “limited technical meta data.”(AFP File Photo)

Why does UIDAI need to collect metadata of citizens, asks SC

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 10:17 PM IST
Advocate appearing for UIDAI and the Gujarat government said UIDAI collected “limited technical metadata” to have control over the requesting entities which seek Aadhaar authentication for granting services and benefits.
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