Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: UIDAI

Govt’s information wing cautions against sharing Aadhaar copy, retracts note 48 hours later

PIB's 27 May note had advised the general public not to share a photocopy of one’s Aadhaar with any unlicensed private entities.

Fingerprints found at crime scene can’t be matched with Aadhaar data to find criminal, UIDAI says

In affidavit before Delhi HC in case of 2018 robbery and murder, UIDAI says it’s against the Aadhaar Act to use biometric information collected under the law for identifying criminals.

Sex workers can now get Aadhaar cards without address proof, UIDAI informs SC

UIDAI has decided not to seek residential proof and instead accept a certificate that can be issued to the sex worker by a gazetted officer of NACO, or of the state health department.

PM Modi pushes to link more welfare schemes with Aadhaar, use data for better planning

In a meeting last week, PM Modi also asked departmental secretaries to look into creating a task force for better data governance, citing example of GIS mapping.

Copyright issue, says UIDAI, days after ‘Aadhaar’ maker says release of film put on hold

Directed by Suman Ghosh, the film was cleared by the censor board in 2019 and premiered in Busan the same year. But its India release in February was stalled over objections by UIDAI.

UIDAI wants 28 cuts in film ‘Aadhaar’ approved by Censor Board in 2019, its director says

'Aadhaar' was gearing up for a release earlier this year when it was abruptly 'pulled out' a week before its opening, director Suman Ghosh says.

Why we made Aadhaar a number, and not a card

In ‘The Making of Aadhaar’, former UIDAI CEO Ram Sewak Sharma writes about why the counter-intuitive decision to make Aadhaar a digital ID and not a smartcard worked.

Using Aadhaar biometrics for forensics technically & legally not feasible: UIDAI

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.

What the Aadhaar Amendment Bill fails to address

Although on-point in certain aspects, the Aadhaar Bill is an underwhelming effort at reforming the structure of the programme.

Evolution of Aadhaar shows it is a gamechanger, says Arun Jaitley

Instead of taking credit for Aadhaar, Congress lawyers challenged it in court and appeared as anti-technology, anti-Aadhaar faces.

On Camera


51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.