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Aadhaar data breach report incorrect: HC told
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
The petitioner has said his constitutional rights have been violated due to the negligence of UIDAI.
UIDAI asks banks not to discontinue Aadhaar payment system
Sat, Dec 01, 2018
The UIDAI on Friday asked banks not to discontinue the Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS) as it may create obstruction in the delivery of welfare benefits.
Who is Ajay Bhushan Pandey, the man appointed as new Revenue Secretary after Hasmukh Adhia retired
Fri, Nov 30, 2018
Ajay Bhushan Pandey is the UIDAI CEO who has been appointed as the Revenue Secretary in the Finance Ministry after Hasmukh Adhia retired on Friday.
Atal Pension Yojana alert: Aadhaar to be mandatory for APY scheme? Here's what PFRDA wants
Sat, Nov 17, 2018
Atal Pension Yojana (APY): The pension fund regulator PFRDA has urged the UIDAI to treat Atal Pension Yojana at par with government benefit schemes and allow Aadhaar seeding, its chairman Hemant G Contractor said Friday.
Petrol price, PSBs, Ganga water vessel to UIDAI CEO, check top business news today
Sun, Nov 04, 2018
A number of happenings marked the business space on Sunday, despite it being a holiday, and we bring some of the important ones, from Petrol price, PSBs, Ganga water vessel to UIDAI CEO, to you.
UIDAI asks banks to use Aadhaar eKYC for DBT users; voluntary offline Aadhaar for other customers
Sun, Oct 28, 2018
The UIDAI has clarified to banks that Aadhaar eKYC can be used to authenticate beneficiaries of government subsidies and welfare schemes while for other customers physical Aadhaar card can be used for verification, a source said.
Job crisis in India: Book advises to prepare for short-term work options
Sun, Oct 21, 2018
The safe and steady '9 to 5' jobs may no more be an option for most of the Indians, warns a new book 'Job Crisis in India', which also advises the youth to be prepared for a world of short-term work or "gigs".
Shocking U-turn on Aadhaar! Gemalto withdraws report claiming data breach
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
Digital security firm Gemalto Thursday withdrew its report which claimed that data breach incidences in India were the second highest globally on account of compromise in the Aadhaar database.
Service providers can use offline verification modes of Aadhaar: UIDAI
Sat, Oct 06, 2018
Service providers can use offline verification tools like eAadhaar and QR code that leverage the unique ID without authentication, any access to biometrics, or revealing the 12-digit number, the Aadhaar-issuing authority UIDAI said Friday.
TRAI chief's Aadhaar dare: UIDAI warns people not to share Aadhaar number
Wed, Aug 01, 2018
Days after TRAI chief's Aadhaar dare created a flutter, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) today asked people not to share publicly their 12-digit identifier on Internet and social media, or pose such challenges to others.
Black money fight: How Aadhaar would curb money laundering, asks SC
Thu, Apr 12, 2018
The government claimed that the authorities have been able to unearth Rs 33,000 crore, which was earlier not taxed, through the "voluntary seeding" of Aadhaar with PAN cards and the amount may rise "exponentially" if this linking is made mandatory.
Aadhaar card: Need for robust law to protect citizens sensitive information, says SC
Wed, Mar 28, 2018
Aadhaar card: A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked Ajay Bhushan Pandey, the CEO of UIDAI, about the safeguards employed to restrain private entities from parting with sensitive information of citizens for commercial gains while conducting the authentication of Aadhaar. Justice Chandrachud, during the hearing, gave an illustration and said if, he orders pizza from a pizza chain on regular basis and if that chain shares the information with his health insurance firm, then it will have some bearing because the lifestyle is one of the key factors
Aadhaar user verification: UIDAI set to introduce face authentication feature from July 1
Sun, Mar 25, 2018
Aadhaar user verification: The UIDAI, which is in-charge of the 12-digit identifier Aadhaar, in January had announced that it will introduce face authentication feature to help those who run into problems in biometric authentication due to old age, hardwork or worn-out fingerprints. It had said that face authentication will be allowed only in fusion mode meaning it would be permitted along with either fingerprint or iris or OTP to verify the details of Aadhaar holders
On Aadhaar card, Centre seeks SC nod for PowerPoint presentation
Wed, Mar 21, 2018
Aadhaar card: Chief Justice Dipak Misra, hearing a number of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar and its enabling Act, said he will fix the time for the presentation after discussing the matter with other judges of the five-judge constitution bench he is heading. The bench said there are several technical aspects related to the Aadhaar scheme such as the surveillance, data security and exclusion of certain people from receiving benefits for the want of either authentication or the lack of Aadhaar number
Aadhaar card enrollment: This is why UIDAI has cracked whip against banks
Mon, Mar 12, 2018
Aadhaar card enrollment: The Aadhaar-issuing body is of the view that the enrollment or updation activity carried out in each of these laggard branches must be at least 16 per day
Aadhaar linking: Nearly 87 crore bank accounts seeded before expiry of the deadline
Sun, Mar 04, 2018
Aadhaar linking: The government has mandated submission of the 12-digit unique identity number by every bank account holder by March 31, 2018 to weed out unaccounted wealth. For the same purpose, Aadhaar linking with income-tax permanent account number or PAN has also been made mandatory
Aadhaar card for children launched, but this key feature is missing
Mon, Feb 26, 2018
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Monday introduced a blue coloured ‘Baal Aadhaar’ card for children below the age of 5 years. However, the Baal Aadhaar card will not have biometric identification, a key feature that all the Aadhaar cards issued for adults have.
UIDAI says Aadhaar an identification, not profiling tool
Sun, Jan 28, 2018
The UIDAI today sought to allay fears over data protection and privacy issues around the 12 digit biometric identifier, asserting that Aadhaar is an identification not a profiling tool. It also stressed that Aadhaar data is governed by strong laws.
V Balakrishnan pitches for Nandan Nilekeni, NRN or Premji for CIO post
Tue, Dec 19, 2017
Former Infosys CFO V Balakrishnan today urged the Centre to get persons like the company's Nandan Nilekani or IT czars N R Narayana Murthy or Azim Premji for the reportedly proposed post of Chief Information Officer under the PMO.
UIDAI suspends Airtel, Airtel Bank's Aadhaar-linked e-KYC services
Sun, Dec 17, 2017
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has temporarily suspended telecom major Bharti Airtel and Airtel Payments Bank`s "Aadhaar linked e-KYC" services for alleged misuse of the facility.