The court must hear pending cases on Aadhaar urgently, before the government further inhibits people’s rights and liberties under the facade of ’empowerment’.
It is deplorable that the Unique Identification Authority’s legal attempts at fixing the system come against critics and not true offenders.
What should you do if you don’t want to sign up for Aadhaar?
Far from ensuring that your identity information is secure, the government is selling it (or is, at least, authorised to sell it) to anyone who has your number and cares to pay the fees.
There is no evidence to show that introducing Aadhaar identification into the employment guarantee Act will reduce corruption, while chances are it will increase the struggles of vulnerable citizens.
Notifications for the MGNREGA and EPS programmes show the effect of new UIDAI regulations and how mandatory requirements are carefully couched so as to not openly violate the Supreme Court’s order.
As we hurtle towards being an Aadhaar nation, it is imperative that a legal framework, to protect our cherished rights to security and life, is created.
While the Aadhaar project is economically beneficial for the government, it is possible that its initially stated goals could have been achieved with cheaper and less intrusive technologies.
From nudging new voters to a national health network, what sort of house could be built upon the Aadhaar ecosystem?
The questions and criticism of the Aadhaar initiative are often generated from an inadequate understanding of the programme, say two UIDAI team members.
The budget speaks of giving the UID system “statutory backing”. However, it is clear the intention is to find a way to accelerate its use, not deal with the glaring problems that have already surfaced in its rollout across the country.
The Supreme Court’s judgement on the Aadhaar Card gives contradictory signals on whether it is mandatory or not
New Delhi: People will no longer need an Aadhaar card to benefit from government welfare schemes, the Supreme Court decided today, even as it referred the wider issue of the Unique Identification (UID) programme’s impact on privacy to a Constitution Bench. The court was responding to a batch of petitions that challenged both […]