The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that Aadhaar can do little to stop banking frauds and also questioned the Centre for asking the entire population to link their mobile phones with the unique identity card.
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In a letter addressed to commercial banks, UIDAI Chief Executive Officer Ajay Bhushan Pandey cited instances of misuse of Aadhaar while opening accounts.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) informed the Supreme Court on Thursday that it will introduce ‘Face ID’ on July 1 to enable Aadhaar holders to authenticate their identity.
Pension is an entitlement under the respective central or state civil and defence service rules (as applicable) and not a benefit under any of the social schemes.
The Supreme Court questioned the Centre on Wednesday about its decision to link Aadhaar with pensions, reasoning that it is not a subsidy but an entitlement of a person for years of service.
Even death, it seems, will not part a citizen and his Aadhaar. Crematoriums in the city are asking for Aadhaar details of the deceased to conduct last rites – mandatorily.
The deadline for linking mobile phones and bank accounts with aadhaar has been extended, but you’ll still need the unique ID for opening a bank account and applying for a tatkal passport.
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Election Commission justified the shift in its stand on the ground that the government has passed the Aadhaar Act, and Aadhaar can also help ensure that each person has only one vote and, thus, prevent voter fraud.
On December 15 last year, the apex court had directed the extension of deadline till March 31 for the linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts and mobile phones.
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He submitted that the elderly were unable to get their pension because the aadhaar scanners were unable to read or scan their fingerprints or irises.
As senior advocate Shyam Divan termed Aadhaar as an "architecture of digital dictatorship" under which the state will be able to keep track of movements of its citizens and maintain constant surveillance.
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There are, today, secure technologies to protect access to data and prevent manual inspection of it by the agency that holds it — which the Aadhaar framework doesn’t seem to have incorporated yet.
In a notification released on Monday, UIDAI said, "At the time of Aadhaar enrolment, photo of the face of resident is also captured.
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