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Right to privacy: SC should shut the door before Aadhaar bolts towards illegality

Jul 24, 2015

Right to privacy: SC should shut the door before Aadhaar bolts towards illegality

The Attorney General had told the SC that the right to privacy is not fundamental. But past SC judgments have not been unequivocal in this regard. But even as it settles this issue, it should put some conditions for Aadhaar enrolments to continue #UPA #UIDAI #Mukul Rohatgi #Right to Privacy #Supreme Court Hearings #Aadhaar Legality
Subsidised LPG sales under DBT down by 25%, says Arvind Subramanian

Jul 02, 2015

Subsidised LPG sales under DBT down by 25%, says Arvind Subramanian

Under Pahal, earlier known as DBT, LPG cylinders are sold at market rates and consumers get the subsidy directly in their bank accounts. This is done either through an Aadhaar or a bank account linkage. #Economy #NewsTracker #Aadhaar #Arvind Subramanian #Direct Benefit Transfer #Jan Dhan #PAHAL #LPG subsidised cylinders
Simplified income tax returns forms notified: Deadline for filing 31 Aug, Aadhaar number mandatory

Jun 24, 2015

Simplified income tax returns forms notified: Deadline for filing 31 Aug, Aadhaar number mandatory

The new ITRs have replaced the 14-page form that were notified earlier this year, triggering a major controversy with individuals, industrialists and MPs saying tax filing would become cumbersome as those forms had sought details including foreign trips and bank accounts details. #Economy #finance ministry #Aadhaar #PolicyWatch #Income tax #Aadhaar scheme
PM Modi to launch digital locker facility that helps store important docs online

Jun 22, 2015

PM Modi to launch digital locker facility that helps store important docs online

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1 July will launch digital locker facility that will help citizens to digitally store their important documents like PAN card, passport, mark sheets and degree certificates. #India #Narendra Modi #Aadhaar #Digital India #Digital locker
Govt launches 'Housing for All' scheme, interest relief for urban poor

Jun 17, 2015

Govt launches 'Housing for All' scheme, interest relief for urban poor

The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted the recommendations of an Inter-Ministerial Committee to increase interest subvention to 6.50 percent on housing loans to beneficiaries belonging to economic weaker section (EWS) including slum-dwellers and low income groups (LIGs). #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Aadhaar #Housing loans #Aadhaar Enabled Bank Account #Urban poverty #Jan Dhan Yojana #Housing for All by 2022 #Low income groups #Economic weaker section #National Urban Housing Mission
One year of Narendra Modi govt: A six-point plan for it to recover its mojo

May 25, 2015

One year of Narendra Modi govt: A six-point plan for it to recover its mojo

Nice-to-have schemes like Swachh Bharat cannot take up too much of his time. The PM needs to run a lean, mean, focussed and execution-oriented government. He was elected to do this job and not anything else #BJP #Narendra Modi #Sangh Parivar #Aadhaar #GST #Bills #opinion #Jan Dhan #OneYearofModi #opinions
90% of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Chandigarh covered with Aadhaar

May 05, 2015

90% of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Chandigarh covered with Aadhaar

The Chandigarh Region of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Tuesday said it has issued 55.1 million Aadhaar number to residents of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and UT Chandigarh, covering almost 90.5 percent of their population. #India #NewsTracker #Chandigarh #Aadhaar #Himachal Pradesh #UIDAI #MGNREGA
Maharashtra govt to link school admission numbers with Aadhaar card

Apr 23, 2015

Maharashtra govt to link school admission numbers with Aadhaar card

The Maharashtra government has decided to link school students' admission registration numbers to Aadhaar card in order to effectively implement the Right to Education Act. #India #NewsTracker #Aadhaar #RTE Act #Maharashtra
Coming soon: PAN card will be issued within 48 hours of applying

Apr 22, 2015

Coming soon: PAN card will be issued within 48 hours of applying

The government will soon launch a facility under which a PAN (Permanent Account Number) card will be issued within 48 hours of applying, according to a senior official. #Aadhaar #Central Board of Direct Taxes #Jewellery #tax returns #PAN card
I-T department to send OTP, include Aadhaar to ease taxpayer e-filing

Mar 24, 2015

I-T department to send OTP, include Aadhaar to ease taxpayer e-filing

The CPC Director Mishra said, the CBDT, in October last year had amended the provisions of the I-T Act and made it easy for the department to undertake these new methods for "validation" of e-returns. #Income Tax Department #CBDT #Aadhaar #PolicyWatch #Central Processing Centre #ITR-V #OTP #Tax filing