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The Unique Identification Authority of India told the Delhi high court that it was not feasible to use Aadhaar biometrics for identification of dead individuals.
Although on-point in certain aspects, the Aadhaar Bill is an underwhelming effort at reforming the structure of the programme.
Instead of taking credit for Aadhaar, Congress lawyers challenged it in court and appeared as anti-technology, anti-Aadhaar faces.
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The global digital security giant provides the Aadhaar’s fingerprint scanner and iris scanner tools, as per its website.
The project is in addition to UIDAI’s 30,000 centres and will cover 53 cities across India to offer enrolment and updation, among other services.
Not just privacy, but even on surveillance and excessive delegation, Supreme Court didn’t engage with the tough questions.
Of 36 states and UTs, 25 record a 100% coverage; Modi govt has made Aadhaar the basis of all its welfare schemes.
There’s a lesson for all techno -- utopians- anything that creates centralised power might be eventually taken over by bureaucrats.
Aadhaar debate isn’t over yet. The government must improve its implementation if it wants to save the project’s credibility.