The emergence of “mandatory Aadhaar” for anything and everything – school admissions, public examinations, bank accounts, insurance – has no support in the Aadhaar Act.
Is the Aadhaar system as a method of unique identification better than what we had before? Will it curb corruption and fraud even if India’s bureaucratic and administrative apparatus doesn’t play ball?
Aadhaar is premised on the infallibility and security of an individual’s biometric data – her fingerprints and iris scans. But this is just a myth.