Aadhaar

New Delhi:  Aadhaar will be required for getting benefits under a central government scheme for providing financial assistance to family members of victims of violence perpetrated by terrorists or naxals, and communal riots. In a notification, the Union Home Ministry said an eligible beneficiary desirous of receiving the benefit under the ‘Central Scheme for Assistance …

A PIL was on Wednesday moved in the Delhi High Court seeking directions to the Centre to take steps for linking social media accounts with Aadhaar, PAN or voter ID card to weed out fake accounts.

In the plea, Elisha Ebenezer, a software engineer, claimed the notification dated January 4, 2017 was unconstitutional for being violative of Articles 14, 21 and 300A of the Constitution and contrary to the directives of the Supreme Court, which made it clear that Aadhaar was mandatory only to avail benefits under various government-run social welfare schemes and subsidies.

New Delhi: Supreme Court, on Wednesday, declared the Aadhaar Scheme as constitutionally valid but has defined its usage. Among the judgments, the apex court said that Aadhaar is not compulsory to link with bank accounts or your mobile number. After the landmark verdict of Supreme Court, people are now curious to delink their bank accounts …

New Delhi: Calling the Aadhaar judgement a big victory of the Modi-government, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said the Supreme Court has repeated what the Prime Minister has been saying, “the card gives strength to the poor”. “As far as the judgement of the Supreme Court on Aadhaar is concerned, we see this as …

New Delhi: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Friday gave clarification over the toll-free number controversy as a large section of Indian smartphone users woke up puzzled today as a helpline number of UIDAI was saved in their phonebooks by default. Soon questions about privacy concerns started trending on social media, prompting the UIDAI …

Panaji: The biometric data of Aadhaar cannot be hacked even if someone tried a billion times, Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday, while calling the data storage system “completely safe and secure”. “… the system contains my fingerprints and my iris scan, kept in a safe and secure condition which cannot …

New Delhi: Digital wallet payment company Paytm on Saturday refuted media reports that it has shared user data to third parties, saying that the data of its 300 million registered users is safe in India. “There is a video going around on social media and it falsely claims that we shared some data with 3rd parties. …