The concerns around the Aadhaar-Voter ID linkage

GS paper 2 Syllabus: Government policies and interventions for the development of various sectors and issues arising out of it etc   Directions: Important topic for the perspective of the main, can be asked directly or can be used as an example in privacy-related issues. Source: The Hindu Context: There have been reports of instances …

Safety of Aadhaar:

GS Paper 2: Syllabus: Government Policies and associated issues.   Context: The Unique Identification Development Authority of India (UIDAI) chose to withdraw its advisory two days after it was issued, encouraging users to desist from distributing photocopies of their Aadhaar Card. The notification has been withdrawn to avoid any misinterpretation.   What did the UIDAI …

CAG’s audit of UIDAI:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important Statutory Bodies.   Context: CAG has presented its performance audit of Aadhaar’s regulator, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). It was carried out over a four-year period between FY2015 and FY2019. CAG’s audit portrays an unsatisfactory picture of the systems and processes in UIDAI.   Issues highlighted by the …

Insights Daily Current Events, January 28, 2014

ARCHIVES January 28, 2014 NATIONAL & SOCIAL ISSUES Unique Identification Authority of India The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) assigns Unique Identification Number “Aadhaar” to residents of India on voluntary basis The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is an agency of the Government of India responsible for implementing the Aadhaar Identities. The agency …