SC Prevents UIDAI From Sharing Aadhar Details With Other Agencies

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The Supreme Court (SC) of India has asked UIDAI to never share any of the details collected under the Aadhar Project, with other agencies.Ending any speculation about the nation–wide Biometric Identity Verification and Authorization project Aadhar, the SC has specifically prohibited chief agency, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) from handing out the any details collected to...
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Over 40% of Indians Now Have Their Own Biometrically Verified Identity: UIDAI

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The pan-India Identity Verification project, innovatively named Aadhaar has apparently surpassed the 500 Million mark.Aadhaar Card.. Aam Aadmi Ke Pechaan, an ambitious project to cover the entire Indian Population of more than 1.12 Billion, has managed to gain as well as sustain a very healthy momentum. According to the agency responsible in orchestrating the entire project; Unique Identification...
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Axis Bank Offers Instant Account Opening By Tapping Into Aadhar Database Of VISA

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The Aadhaar Card endeavor undertaken by the current ruling Government of India has received a much needed incentivized boost. Axis Bank, in association with VISA, has launched a facility to get a Bank Account opened instantly using the Biometric Credentials stored in the Aadhar Database.Christened ‘eKYC’, this instant verification and approval process is touted to be first of its kind and is...
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The Aadhar Movement Gathers Momentum With 5 Leading Banks Launching Linked Accounts

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The 16 Digit unique identification pan-India project launched by the Central Government has started gaining acceptance. Five leading national banks; SBI, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Indian Overseas Bank and Axis Bank have decided to offer Accounts that require only the Aadhar card as the verification document.With the RBI recently directing the banks to accept Aadhar letter as the proof of both identity...
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You Can Now Get Your Aadhar Card Online

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The Aadhar project has been the government’s most ambitious project. Surely, to give identity numbers to 1.2 billion people can be no easy feat! Headed by ex-Infosys CEO Nandan Nilekani, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which runs the Aadhar project, has launched many initiatives to get people to apply for Aadhar cards. Earlier, Aadhar launched a YouTube channel to spread awareness...
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Aadhar Approaches YouTube For Online Awareness. Will It Increase Enrollments?

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The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has unveiled a YouTube Channel where it will showcase videos pertaining to the various aspects of the Personal Identification Card ‘Aadhaar’. The  Aadhaar Official Channel is a very innovative mass communication tool & hopefully will help jack-up enrollments says UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani, “The Aadhar Official Channel has very...
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Get Aadhar Number By SMS: UIDAI Completes Pilot Testing

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The Aadhar Numbers will soon reach waiting applicants via Mobile Phones.In an endeavor to speed delivery of over 16 Crore Aadhaar Numbers, The Unique Identification Development Authority of India (UIDAI) will be sending Aadhaar unique identification numbers via SMS. So far just 9.5 Crore have been dispatched. The huge backlog can be covered significantly if the Unique Numbers are sent via Mobile...
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Govt. Denies Funds For Online Usage Of Aadhar

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Nandan Nilekani led Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and the Department of Information Technology (DIT) failed to secure funds for the Resident Identity Card (RIC).The RIC card is a critical link that will enable ‘online’ usage of the Aadhaar number for the National Population Register (NPR) scheme. The NPR scheme will have to be completed before the 2014 Elections as the Govt....
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Make Aadhar Compulsory For Govt. Payments. Will It Help Cut Kickbacks?

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A panel headed by Nandan Nilekani, has suggested to make any payments above Rs. 1000 be made or received electronically. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chairman feels this move should be really helpful in cutting down the amount of money siphoned of as graft or kick-backs. The panel is of the opinion that this alteration will boost transparency & increase accountability.At...
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Aadhaar To Be Resurrected After A Complete Review, Says Nilekani

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The Unique Identification Project, which started with much fanfare, has been taking a lot of flake lately. Hence, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has decided to conduct a thorough review of the process to identify & eliminate the flaws.The collection of biometric identifiers of over 60 Crores Indians, had begun quite well. However, with such a huge target spread over a vast...
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