Attorney General K.K. Venugopal, representing the Centre, said the government was willing to extend the deadline up to March 31 next year.
Jharkhand PDS Minister Admits to Government Mistake in Alleged Aadhaar-Related Starvation Death Case
Activists have demanded that the officials responsible for cancelling the ration card of Santoshi Kumari’s family be held accountable.
Author Kiran Nagarkar, in his open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asks about his silence on crimes against Muslims and the practice of curbing dissent.
Tuesday’s notification is in line with the Centre last week informing the Supreme Court that it is willing to extend till March 31 the deadline fixed for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to avail various services and welfare schemes
It seems that UIDAI authorities overlooked making special arrangements or exceptions for people with disabilities.
The panel had been set up on July 31 following the government’s decision to make Aadhaar compulsory for all its services.
Her husband was allegedly denied ration because she could not go along with him to provide her biometrics at the ration shop.
“Why was the Aadhaar card made mandatory when the Centre can’t provide the software for issuing it to each citizen?” the Justice asked.
Raj Bala Verma, the state’s chief secretary, had said in April this year that all ration cards not linked to Aadhaar in the state should be considered null and void.
Carnatic music vocalist T.M. Krishna on receiving the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration, his latest music video ‘Privacy Matters’, his opposition to Aadhaar and the progressive Uniform Civil Code draft.
Vinod Dua discusses the recent Supreme Court hearing in the Aadhaar case and Prime Minister Modi’s style of governance.
Vinod Dua discusses politics in Gujarat in the run-up to the 2017 assembly elections and Subramanian Swamy’s criticism of Aadhaar.
A bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A. M. Khanwilkar and D. Y. Chandrachud, said the larger bench would commence hearing on these petitions in the last week of November this year.
The West Bengal chief minister is protesting the Centre’s move to make Aadhaar mandatory for availing the benefits of various social welfare schemes.
Maharashtra Loan Waiver Hits Roadblock as Lakhs of Farmers With Same Account, Aadhaar Numbers Listed
In addition, several farmers’ names have been repeated multiple times in the lists provided by various banks.
Three brothers died in July and while the ration dealer says their family was not given rations because they did not have Aadhaar cards, the authorities have blamed alcoholism and not starvation for their deaths.
While the government says Santoshi Kumari died of malaria, her family and activists say it was because she hadn’t eaten for eight days.
Vinod Dua discusses the latest data on rising unemployment in India and the government’s confusing signals on Aadhaar.
The World Bank’s estimate that Aadhaar has the potential to save $11 billion in subsidies every year has repeatedly been used by the Cente to justify the programme. But does this figure hold up under close scrutiny?
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?
An internal NCPI-commissioned study shows that BHIM and BHIM-Aadhaar are being weighed down by implementation and design issues in semi-urban and rural areas.
Former attorney general Mukul Rohatgi talks about the recent right to privacy judgment, his objections to it, paranoia surrounding the Aadhaar and more.
“I did not mean that, that privacy is nothing. I only placed the position of the Supreme Court judgements.”
A National Security Council Secretariat-appointed committee will pick up where the UN GGE left off and study how cyber norms for India’s digital development platforms can be formulated.
To evaluate the role data plays, we need to understand if data in its modern avatar is more akin to being pey – a vampire-like evil spirit – or bhutham – a friendly ghost.
The Delhi high court-appointed commissioner says beneficiaries are denied rations for not possessing Aadhaar and suggested that the food department pay compensation.
The Supreme Court has said that now that the deadline has been extended, it will hear a batch of Aadhaar-related petitions in November.
The court’s judgment implies that the state will have to be cautious of its activities even before it begins implementing them. Projects or initiatives that involve collection of personal data would have to take into account explicit limitations on how such information can be used.
The last 24 hours have been witness to a fundamental shift in the way our legal regime considers our routine actions. However, the battle has just begun.
Digital privacy is a subset of the right to privacy, which can be fully exercised only if a good data protection system is in place.
A few hours after today’s judgment, Union minister for information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad noted, “Even a fundamental right to privacy has limitations.” We are yet to see what these limitations will be.
The judgment overrules the 1961 Kharak Singh verdict.
Activists accuse government, UIDAI of not taking corrective steps and challenge CEO Ajay Pandey to put up details of those who have been punished for Aadhaar-based exclusion.
There is no official data to back up the prime minister’s claim that the use of “Aadhaar and technology” had led to the discovery of nearly 4 crore bogus ration cards.
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“It will provide an effective method to prevent identity fraud. It will also help in recording the identity of the deceased person,” the home ministry said.
The Supreme Court’s upcoming verdict on the right to privacy could have a serious impact on society.
Decision on whether privacy can be considered a fundamental right is likely to come out by end of August.
The judges may still be able to articulate the manner in which limits for a right to privacy may be arrived at, without explicitly specifying them.
Not only do difficult questions need to be answered and competing interests be weighed, but consequent policy also needs to be made to ensure a balanced state of affairs.