How loopholes in Aadhaar-enabled payments are putting poor people at risk of being swindled

Synopsis: Given the need for financial inclusion, resolving the issue in the AePS model is vital. Introduction The government of India launched Aadhaar enabled Payment System which is coupled with the Business correspondent model. It was supposed to revitalize financial inclusion in India. However, it faces many challenges. What is the Aadhaar enabled Payment System… Continue reading How loopholes in Aadhaar-enabled payments are putting poor people at risk of being swindled

The proposal to link Aadhaar with Voter ID is unconstitutional

Synopsis: Recently, ECI proposed de-duplication of Voter ID by linking it with Aadhar. This needs careful consideration. Introduction This week marks 3 years of the Puttaswamy judgement. In the Judgement, a constitutional bench of the Supreme Court (SC) had reduced the scope of the Aadhaar project to contain its risks to the privacy of citizens.… Continue reading The proposal to link Aadhaar with Voter ID is unconstitutional

Inaccessible UIDAI system leaves Aadhaar users in lurch

Source: The Hindu What is the News? The IT systems of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) have been down over the past week. This is creating problems for the Aadhaar cardholders as deadlines are approaching to link their UIDAI identity details with their Employees Provident Fund and the Income Tax Departments Permanent Account… Continue reading Inaccessible UIDAI system leaves Aadhaar users in lurch

UIDAI to levy fees for verification

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has issued the Aadhaar (Pricing of Aadhaar Authentication Services) Regulations 2019. The gazette notification has mandated private organisations using Aadhaar services to pay Rs 20 for each customer verification and 50 paise for authentication of the unique ID. Organizations have been mandated to pay for the service based… Continue reading UIDAI to levy fees for verification

Cabinet clears voluntary use of Aadhaar as identity proof

The Union Cabinet has approved the promulgation of an Ordinance to make amendments to the Aadhaar Act 2016, Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2005 & Indian Telegraph Act 1885. The amendments proposed are the same as those contained in the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018. The Ordinance was necessitated as the bill though… Continue reading Cabinet clears voluntary use of Aadhaar as identity proof