Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Supreme Court Rules that Aadhaar Card not Necessary to get Essential Services

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The Supreme Court of India has ruled that state governments must not insist that citizens produce the Aadhaar card in order to receive essential services.

In what is being billed as a landmark development, India's highest court ruled that the unique identification (UID) number, popularly known as Aadhaar Card, is no longer mandatory when it comes to getting essential services from either the central or state governments. The Aadhaar card is a central pillar of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's agenda.

For some time now, some state governments have been insisting that citizens have to produce their Aadhaar Card in order to receive essential services such as registration of marriage unions, salary and provident fund disbursement as well as a host of other public services.

The ruling was delivered in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) case filed by Justice KS Puttaswamy, a retired Karnataka High Court judge, and an advocate Pravesh Khanna. The two had questioned the legal sanctity of the requirement to produce the Aadhaar card to complete every day formalities at government offices. 

The Apex Court's bench comprising Justices SA Bobde and BS Chauhan also directed both state and central governments not to issue the Aadhaar card to immigrants who come into the country illegally. 



Source : http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/aadhar-cards-not-compulsory-supreme-court_878540.html
             http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/aadhaar-card-must-be-voluntary-says-supreme-court-422675
            

Saturday, March 16, 2013

What is Aadhaar Card in India ?

What is Aadhaar Card in India? If you are a citizen of India, Aadhaar Card is a new identity card that has been recently become developed for everyone to apply for. It is not mandatory yet, although it will probably be in the near future. Whether you are an adult or a child, having your own Aadhaar Card with a special unique 12-digit identification number is necessary.

So even if you are a family, each individual in your family needs to apply to receive a different Aadhaar Card. Your card will include your name, residence address, your photograph, iris-scan, and your fingerprints. It is one step towards a more modern way of identifying Indian citizens.

So what are some of the benefits of owning an Aadhaar Card? For instance, it helps you easily open bank accounts, book e-tickets online, apply for a new passport, and many more governmental and social services available to Aadhaar Card oweners. In general, your Aadhaar Card will make all these steps easier and faster for you.

What is Aadhaar Card in India?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Aadhaar Card Smart Card

India's population is growing rapidly and therefore this call for improved service delivery methods that suit their different needs. The large population is characterized by migration of individuals to different parts of the country. The introduction of aadhaar card smart card has enabled the availability of these services to Indian citizens.

The use of aadhaar card smart card has made possible easy payment of wages to different casual works. The workers can easily access their money by withdrawing the amounts from different banks in the country. This saves time and it is less costly because one doesn't travel for long distances to access cash. Aadhaar card smart card enhances biometric identification where only owners can access their information. This improves confidentiality of users.

Generally, this card is a smart way to go about daily financial routines while promoting confidentiality. Modern age ills have no room in the society with it.

Vodafone have access to the Aadhaar Database

The identity of a customer is a big task for most service providers which includes Bank Sectors. Vodafone’s ASA model is designed such that to issue a new SIM card, only the 12 digit Aadhar number and fingerprints would be required, as opposed a bunch of documents that have to be authenticated. This model is basically a pilot which would run for 15 days at two of Vodafone centres, in Vijaywada and Hyderabad, with an objective of issuing 3000 SIM Cards. If it works out, all other outlets of Vodafone can use the same to ensure the consumers an easier process to get a phone connection.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Crime Records with Aadhaar Card

Crime records have been planned for linking crime with the Aadhar unique identity project according to the Union home ministry. This is due to its previous hostile in India. A manager of this project announced that there will be a central at a base for all criminal issues and records being recorded in India. The main aim is linking crime issues with UID.

The produced development basically indicates a u-turn at the P Chidambaram-headed approach by the ministry regarding provision of unique photo identity to each and every resident.

This method of tracking criminal was newly established in 2009, and due to advancement of the crime record bureaus.

Aadhar counts, just after they ensure thatthey have reached the greatest coverage point. This may be used as a piece of information when one gets him/ herself in a police stations.

This great improvement signifies that the skepticism of any government department towards the UID project is coming to an end. There is hypocrisy and mistrust as some support while others do not comply. Others also reveal the secret to the outside foes and wrong persons, who have negative feelings for the crime records with Aadhaar Card.

For instance, the ministry for rural development is making effort to provide a list of UID numbers in the job cards.

Them ministry concerned with home affairs, transferred so as to join and support UID with records related to crimes records. This however tries to rise a bit of concern over irresponsible monitoring and surveillance which is done by the government just as the data projection and boostement great ability of the government in conjunction with the UIDAI.

The official concerned with the project officially said that crime-tracking system is going to be governed by only the reasonable security procedures and practices of proper sensitive and personal data and information rules back in 2011 just as it was outlined under the one and only Information and Technology Act.