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Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO of UIDAI

Tax rebate in interim budget to give relief & certainty to middle class: Revenue secretary

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Ajay Bhushan Pandey says Modi govt tried to present a balanced budget keeping in mind the financial implications. 

Supreme Court ruling will only strengthen Aadhaar, says UIDAI chief

Ajay Bhushan Pandey says SC verdict on Aadhaar is historic since it rules biometric ID meets standards of good governance & is not for surveillance.
Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO of UIDAI

The series of unfortunate events that have befallen the UIDAI CEO in the Supreme Court

Pandey’s presentation had just started and one of the two projectors in the court stopped working. Earlier, he had failed to authenticate himself during a demo made for the court.
A person giving biometrics for Aadhaar

Aadhaar authentication failure in Supreme Court is a fake issue

It is very clear that the issue is not of the Aadhaar's biometrics platform or its architecture but that of ground implementation by some state agencies/institutions.

Off The Cuff with Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey

This edition of ‘Off The Cuff’ saw 'CEO of UIDAI, Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey' in conversation with ThePrint Chairman & Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta. At a time when concerns over data breaches and misuse of Aadhaar have become topics of national debate, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey took tough questions about the controversial identification system head on. Arguing that the entire Aadhaar system is based on "minimum information and optimum ignorance", Pandey sought to allay a range of concerns at this OTC conversation with Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Associate Editor Ruhi Tewari. The event was held in Delhi on 18 January 2018. Off The Cuff with Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey From left: Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, ThePrint; Ruhi Tewari, Associate Editor, ThePrint; Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO, UIDAI  Off The Cuff with Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey From left: Manu Pubby, Deputy Editor, ThePrint; S. Venkat Narayan, President, FCC; Shekhar Gupta Off The Cuff with Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey Dr. Ajay...

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Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.