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Home ministry plans database of jail inmates' fingerprints, critics say it's a violation of rights

Aug 17, 2015

Home ministry plans database of jail inmates' fingerprints, critics say it's a violation of rights

Less than a year after PM Modi called for enrollment of prisoners in the Aadhaar scheme, the home ministry has decided to establish a national fingerprint database by collating records held by all states. #NewsTracker #Bombay High Court #Home Ministry #UID #Aadhaar #NIC #PM Modi #Prisons in India #crime investigation
Centre urges SC to transfer pleas for scrapping Aadhaar to larger constitutional bench

Aug 05, 2015

Centre urges SC to transfer pleas for scrapping Aadhaar to larger constitutional bench

The Centre on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court that the pleas for scrapping of government's ambitious project to grant Aadhaar cards to all citizens be referred to a constitutional bench as they relate to issues which require authoritative pronouncement. #India #RBI #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #UID #Aaadhaar Card
Aadhaar enrolments at 73.7 cr till mid-July: Govt

Jul 24, 2014

Aadhaar enrolments at 73.7 cr till mid-July: Govt

UIDAI is an attached office of the Planning Commission with the mandate to issue a unique identity number - Aadhaar - to every resident of the country. #India #Supreme Court #Nandan Nilekani #UID #Aadhaar #UIDAI #Direct Benefit Transfer #DBT
Bill to give UIDAI legal status in Parliament next week

Dec 08, 2013

Bill to give UIDAI legal status in Parliament next week

"The government has planned to bring the National Identification Authority of India Bill, 2013, in Parliament next week," an official said. #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #Nandan Nilekani #UID #parliament #UIDAI
Legal status for UIDAI Bill to be introduced in winter session, says Plan Comm

Nov 07, 2013

Legal status for UIDAI Bill to be introduced in winter session, says Plan Comm

The Bill that seeks to provide statutory status to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will be introduced in the winter session of the Parliament next month. #NewsTracker #Unique Identification Authority of India #UID #Aadhar card #National Identification Authority of India
SC to hear pleas against implementation of Aadhaar scheme today

Oct 08, 2013

SC to hear pleas against implementation of Aadhaar scheme today

The Supreme Court will today hear a batch of petitions, including the one filed by social worker like Aruna Roy against the implementation of the Aadhaar scheme or the "Unique Identification Number" System (UID), by linking it to various welfare schemes. #Supreme Court #WhatNext #Aadhaar #Aruna Roy #Welfare Schemes #Unique Identification Number #UID number
SC agrees to hear Centre plea for modification of order on Aadhaar

Oct 04, 2013

SC agrees to hear Centre plea for modification of order on Aadhaar

The Centre today moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of an earlier order which said Aadhaar card is not mandatory and no person should be deprived of any government schemes for want it. #India #Supreme Court #UID #Aadhaar #government schemes
Supreme Court's order trashes UPA's Aadhaar logic

Sep 24, 2013

Supreme Court's order trashes UPA's Aadhaar logic

The Supreme Court's order on Aadhaar has brought relief for common people and troubles for the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). #HowThisWorks #UPA #Supreme Court #Aadhaar #Aadhaar Card #UID numbers
Aadhaar voluntary, cannot link govt services to it SC raps Centre

Sep 23, 2013

Aadhaar voluntary, cannot link govt services to it SC raps Centre

The apex court's directions came in response to a PIL filed by a former judge questioning the legal sanctity of the Aadhaar card. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #PIL #UID #Aadhaar #UIDAI #Centre
Cong to field India Inc darling Nandan Nilekani against Modi?

Sep 18, 2013

Cong to field India Inc darling Nandan Nilekani against Modi?

Media reports suggest Congress wants to leverage on Nilekani's clean image to woo urban voters away from BJP nominee Narendra Modi. #Infosys #Congress #BJP #Rahul Gandhi #Bangalore #Nandan Nilekani #UID #Aadhaar #India Inc #2014 elections #2014 Lok Sabha Elections