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127 people in Hyderabad neighbourhood asked to verify Aadhaar docs

The matter first came to light when a letter sent to 40-year-old autorickshaw driver Mohd Sattar Khan was widely shared on social media websites.
More than a 100 people in a Hyderabad neighbourhood have been asked by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to verify their Aadhaar enrolment documents(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
More than a 100 people in a Hyderabad neighbourhood have been asked by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to verify their Aadhaar enrolment documents(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 19, 2020 06:34 AM IST
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UIDAI revokes tender for social media surveillance

The law officer did not provide a reason for this but said UIDAI is withdrawing the tender floated by it in May 2018 for setting up a social media monitoring hub.
UIDAI, in May 2018, floated a tender for hiring an agency for social media management services through Central Public Procurement (CPP) portal.(REUTERS/ Representative Image)
UIDAI, in May 2018, floated a tender for hiring an agency for social media management services through Central Public Procurement (CPP) portal.(REUTERS/ Representative Image)
Updated on Dec 18, 2019 01:15 AM IST
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Aadhaar card: No documents required to update mobile number, photo and mail id, says UIDAI

UIDAI has issued a notice that no documents will be required to update personal information of Aadhaar cardholders. Just walk into an Aadhaar Centre with your Aadhaar card, in case you want to update your mobile number, photo and mail address
In an earlier tweet, the UIDAI had shared a list of valid documents that can be submitted for requesting an update of details such as name, address and date of birth.(Mint Photo)
In an earlier tweet, the UIDAI had shared a list of valid documents that can be submitted for requesting an update of details such as name, address and date of birth.(Mint Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 04:37 PM IST
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Bhopal, Chennai to have Aadhaar Seva Kendra from next week; Hisar gets one

UIDAI said the Aadhaar Seva Kendras will have a token system where residents will have to first get a token for their Aadhaar related work and then move to a ‘verifier’ for document checking.
The Aadhaar Seva Kendras have a capacity to handle up to 1,000 enrolments and update requests every day(Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)
The Aadhaar Seva Kendras have a capacity to handle up to 1,000 enrolments and update requests every day(Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 04:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRajeev Jayaswal

Assam to introduce biometric tracking for suspected illegal immigrants

The system will be part of a Rs 99 crore e-Foreigners’ Tribunal project, a digital platform that would ensure illegal immigrants are not issued government-approved identity documents.
The ICJS, an extension of the CCTNS, aims to integrate police stations with databases of courts and prisons in the first phase and then with other pillars of the criminal justice system - forensics, prosecution, juvenile homes and a nationwide fingerprint data base of criminals -- in a phased manner.(Samir Jana/HT FILE PHOTO)
The ICJS, an extension of the CCTNS, aims to integrate police stations with databases of courts and prisons in the first phase and then with other pillars of the criminal justice system - forensics, prosecution, juvenile homes and a nationwide fingerprint data base of criminals -- in a phased manner.(Samir Jana/HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 07, 2019 05:18 PM IST
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Cabinet approves Aadhaar Bill; claims it is people friendly

Claiming the Bill people-friendly and citizen-centric, the government said it will enable UIDAI to have a more robust mechanism to serve public interest and act as a deterrent against the misuse of Aadhaar.
The Bill replaces Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019, and it will be introduced in the scheduled Parliament session in June.(AFP file photo)
The Bill replaces Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019, and it will be introduced in the scheduled Parliament session in June.(AFP file photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 06:03 AM IST
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IT firm did not steal Aadhaar data to help Telugu Desam, says UIDAI

The Telangana government, in the first week of March, had filed a criminal case against the IT Grid (India) Private Limited following a complaint from one Lokeshwar Reddy, believed to be an activist of the YSR Congress party.
The UIDAI clarified that mere possession and storage of Aadhaar numbers of people did not put the Aadhaar holders under any harm in any manner whatsoever.(AFP PHOTO)
The UIDAI clarified that mere possession and storage of Aadhaar numbers of people did not put the Aadhaar holders under any harm in any manner whatsoever.(AFP PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 04:56 PM IST
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Telangana SIT to probe case related to ‘unauthorised storage’ of Aadhaar details

Based on a complaint by officials of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the Cyberabad Police Friday filed one more case against city-based IT Grids India Pvt Ltd for alleged unauthorised use of data of voters.
The city police had earlier registered a case against IT Grids India for illegally using and storing information of crores of voters of Andhra Pradesh through “Seva Mitra” mobile application allegedly used by the ruling TDP in AP.(AFP FILE PHOTOS)
The city police had earlier registered a case against IT Grids India for illegally using and storing information of crores of voters of Andhra Pradesh through “Seva Mitra” mobile application allegedly used by the ruling TDP in AP.(AFP FILE PHOTOS)
Updated on Apr 15, 2019 08:49 PM IST
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Aadhaar breach reports are misleading: UIDAI to court

In an affidavit filed before a bench of Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice Prateek Jalan, the UIDAI said all reports of data breaches were misleading and false.
NEW DELHI, INDIA - JULY 7, 2011: Indian residents in New Delhi going through the registration process for the new unique identification card executed by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) at a registration station in Central Delhi July 7, 2011 in New Delhi, India. The identification process includes, gathering of finger prints, and scanning of the eyes. (Photo by Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - JULY 7, 2011: Indian residents in New Delhi going through the registration process for the new unique identification card executed by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) at a registration station in Central Delhi July 7, 2011 in New Delhi, India. The identification process includes, gathering of finger prints, and scanning of the eyes. (Photo by Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
Published on Feb 14, 2019 11:48 PM IST
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Using Aadhaar biometrics to identify bodies not feasible, UIDAI tells HC

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) told the Delhi high court on Tuesday that it was not legally and technologically feasible to use Aadhaar biometrics for forensic purposes like identification of dead persons.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) told the Delhi high court on Tuesday that it was not legally and technologically feasible to use Aadhaar biometrics for forensic purposes like identification of dead persons.(AFP)
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) told the Delhi high court on Tuesday that it was not legally and technologically feasible to use Aadhaar biometrics for forensic purposes like identification of dead persons.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 06, 2019 07:49 AM IST
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No general scheme for adults to opt out of Aadhaar programme, says government

To a question on whether the UIDAI had received requests for opting out of the Aadhaar scheme, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology S S Ahluwalia gave an affirmative reply.
The government Friday said no general scheme has been created that gives an adult the choice to opt out of the Aadhaar programme.(AFP)
The government Friday said no general scheme has been created that gives an adult the choice to opt out of the Aadhaar programme.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 04, 2019 05:20 PM IST
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Failing to comply with Aadhaar Act norms may be liable for up to 1 crore fine

The government has proposed a penalty of up to 1 crore on entities that violate the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, with an additional fine of up to 10 lakh per day in case of continuous non-compliance, sources said.
Image for representation.(AFP file photo)
Image for representation.(AFP file photo)
Updated on Jan 01, 2019 11:08 PM IST
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Schools cannot make Aadhaar a pre-condition for student admission: UIDAI

UIDAI has asked the school authorities and their managements to ensure that no child is denied admission for lack of Aadhaar. 
UIDAI has asked the school authorities and their managements to ensure that no child is denied admission for lack of Aadhaar.(HT Photo)
UIDAI has asked the school authorities and their managements to ensure that no child is denied admission for lack of Aadhaar.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 25, 2018 03:15 PM IST
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UIDAI to monitor social media for views on Aadhaar

The agency hired by the Unique Authority of India (UIDAI) to gauge views on Aadhaar would look at publicly available information on the 12-digit unique identity and not have any access to private conversations.
This information was conveyed to the Supreme Court by UIDAI – the authority mandated to issue Aadhaar – in its affidavit as it termed allegations of surveillance and violation of privacy rights as totally misplaced.(AFP/Picture for representation)
This information was conveyed to the Supreme Court by UIDAI – the authority mandated to issue Aadhaar – in its affidavit as it termed allegations of surveillance and violation of privacy rights as totally misplaced.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 07:36 AM IST
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HC grants time to UIDAI to file response on plea raising concern over Aadhaar data security

Delhi High Court’s move came in the wake of reported leak of personal information of people from the Unique Identification Authority of India’s (UIDAI) database.
This photo taken on July 17, 2018 shows an Indian woman getting her fingerprints read during the registration process for Aadhaar cards(AFP file photo for representation)
This photo taken on July 17, 2018 shows an Indian woman getting her fingerprints read during the registration process for Aadhaar cards(AFP file photo for representation)
Updated on Nov 19, 2018 08:32 PM IST
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With most states enrolled, UIDAI to focus on updation

Set up in 2009 through a government notification, UIDAI has been generating the 12-digit unique identity number, called Aadhaar, since 2010. As on September 30, more than 1.12 billion Aadhaar numbers have been generated.
As on September 30, more than 1.12 billion Aadhaar numbers have been generated.(HT File Photo)
As on September 30, more than 1.12 billion Aadhaar numbers have been generated.(HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 12, 2018 08:23 AM IST
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Plea in Delhi high court to use Aadhaar biometrics to identify unnamed dead bodies

A plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the Centre and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to utilise Aadhaar biometrics to identify unnamed dead bodies.
A plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the Centre and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to utilise Aadhaar biometrics to identify unnamed dead bodies.(HT File Photo)
A plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking a direction to the Centre and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to utilise Aadhaar biometrics to identify unnamed dead bodies.(HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 11, 2018 05:07 PM IST
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UIDAI to set up 114 Seva Kendras in 53 cities to issue, edit Aadhaar details

The planned ‘Aadhaar Seva Kendras’, conceptualised on the lines of Passport Seva Kendras, will offer “hassle-free” enrolment and update facility to ensure ease in Aadhaar-related services to residents, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said on Tuesday.
UIDAI will open 114 Aadhaar Seva Kendras (ASK) in 53 cities in first phase.(Reuters File Phto)
UIDAI will open 114 Aadhaar Seva Kendras (ASK) in 53 cities in first phase.(Reuters File Phto)
Updated on Oct 30, 2018 11:06 PM IST
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UIDAI asks for fresh identity proof to delink Aadhaar

UIDAI and DoT have also said for the first time that they are in the devising an alternative KYC mechanism to issue new SIM cards.
A woman goes through the process of finger scanning for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi on January 17.(REUTERS)
A woman goes through the process of finger scanning for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi on January 17.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 19, 2018 12:08 AM IST
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Won’t disconnect mobile phones issued through Aadhaar, says Centre

The UIDAI clarified that the top court orders state that it cannot keep authentication log for more than six months but the telecom companies have to keep the data as per Aadhaar regulations to resolve grievances of consumers.
The Supreme Court has prohibited the issue of new SIM cards through Aadhaar eKYC authentication process due to the lack of a law and that there is no direction to deactivate the old mobile phones.(Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court has prohibited the issue of new SIM cards through Aadhaar eKYC authentication process due to the lack of a law and that there is no direction to deactivate the old mobile phones.(Vipin Kumar/HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2018 05:26 PM IST
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Offline verification modes of Aadhaar now available: UIDAI

Offline Aadhaar ID verification now available: UIDAI
A resident in New Delhi going through the registration process for Aadhaar card at a registration station in Central Delhi.(Getty Images)
A resident in New Delhi going through the registration process for Aadhaar card at a registration station in Central Delhi.(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 05, 2018 10:56 PM IST
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Telecom companies get 15 days to submit Plan B on authentication without Aadhaar

UIDAI has asked telecom companies to submit plan for discontinuing Aadhaar-based authentication system for mobile SIMs.
The Supreme Court ordered that the government could not make the Aadhaar number a condition for operating bank accounts, mobile phones and school or college admissions.(Mint file photo)
The Supreme Court ordered that the government could not make the Aadhaar number a condition for operating bank accounts, mobile phones and school or college admissions.(Mint file photo)
Updated on Oct 01, 2018 11:12 PM IST
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Centre asks UIDAI to prepare action plan on Aadhaar after Supreme Court judgment

The Supreme Court, while holding Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid, struck down section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, permitting private entities to avail Aadhaar data.
IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad held a meeting with IT secretary Ajay Kumar Sawhney and UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey to review status of Aadhaar use in light of the Supreme Court judgment.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad held a meeting with IT secretary Ajay Kumar Sawhney and UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey to review status of Aadhaar use in light of the Supreme Court judgment.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 28, 2018 08:13 PM IST
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What the judges said on Aadhaar: Unique makes you the only one

As the five judges on the bench write nuanced judgments on the identity project’s validity, here are some choice excerpts.
The judges of the Supreme Court gave their judgements on Aadhaar’s validity on Wednesday.(Sonu Mehta / Hindustan Times)
The judges of the Supreme Court gave their judgements on Aadhaar’s validity on Wednesday.(Sonu Mehta / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 27, 2018 01:17 PM IST
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Aadhaar does not violate privacy, happy with SC judgment: First UIDAI chief executive RS Sharma

RS Sharma was the director general of UIDAI from 2009 to 2013 before he moved on to the role of the chief secretary of Jharkhand and then served as a secretary in the central government. He is currently the chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai).
RS Sharma kicked up a storm in late July, when he published his 12-digit unique number on Twitter challenging anybody to cause ‘harm’ to him with the ‘mere knowledge of Aadhaar number’.(HT File Photo)
RS Sharma kicked up a storm in late July, when he published his 12-digit unique number on Twitter challenging anybody to cause ‘harm’ to him with the ‘mere knowledge of Aadhaar number’.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2018 11:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNakul Sridhar

Law should back future directives on Aadhaar linking, says UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey

UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said the Supreme Court has accepted that there is a legitimate state aim in Aadhaar and it ensures dignity and empowers marginalised sections of the society.
UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandeysaid that till March 2018, Aadhaar has helped save the government Rs 90,000 crore.(HT Photo)
UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandeysaid that till March 2018, Aadhaar has helped save the government Rs 90,000 crore.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2018 11:00 PM IST
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The Aadhaar verdict will help us leapfrog to a more equitable society, writes Nandan Nilekani

The apex Court has supported the inclusive vision of the project first defined in 2009, and upheld its validity
A woman goes through the process of finger scanning for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, India, January 17, 2018(REUTERS)
A woman goes through the process of finger scanning for the Unique Identification (UID) database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi, India, January 17, 2018(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 26, 2018 11:09 PM IST
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SC order on Aadhaar can plug leakages; restrict data mining | Opinion

Aadhaar was a concept introduced by the Congress-led UPA and implemented across schemes by the BJP-led NDA. The order of the constitution bench should end the debate over Aadhaar’s validity.
The Supreme Court’s judgment holding the 12-digit biometics-based Aadhaar project “constitutionally valid” is a balanced view as it will help governments plug leakages in administering schemes while restricting the possibility of data mining by the private sector.(Reuters File Photo)
The Supreme Court’s judgment holding the 12-digit biometics-based Aadhaar project “constitutionally valid” is a balanced view as it will help governments plug leakages in administering schemes while restricting the possibility of data mining by the private sector.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2018 06:45 PM IST
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UIDAI terms Supreme Court judgement on Aadhaar as victory

The Supreme Court Wednesday declared the Centre’s flagship Aadhaar scheme as Constitutionally valid.
The Supreme Court struck down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act permitting private entities to avail Aadhaar data and ruled that Aadhaar authentication data cannot be stored for more than six months.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
The Supreme Court struck down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act permitting private entities to avail Aadhaar data and ruled that Aadhaar authentication data cannot be stored for more than six months.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2018 06:12 PM IST
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‘Symbol of digital economy’: Supreme Court rules Aadhaar is valid, with riders

The main thrust of the case brought by petitioners was that Aadhaar encroached on the privacy of citizens because it entailed collection of fingerprints, iris scans and other details of citizens with/without their consent.
A girl waits for her turn to enrol for the Unique Identification database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi.(REUTERS File)
A girl waits for her turn to enrol for the Unique Identification database system, also known as Aadhaar, at a registration centre in New Delhi.(REUTERS File)
Updated on Sep 26, 2018 05:30 PM IST
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