UIDAI Has Said To Supreme Court, Aadhar is Strong and Online validation ID for lifetime all over the country
Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) presented the presentation on Thursday in the Supreme Court on the Aadhaar scheme. Pandey said, “The aadhaar is very strong, can be reissued, for lifetime and can be certified online in the entire country.” The constitutional bench, hearing the validity of the aadhar, asked all the pitchers to prepare questions on Power Point presentation.
The Central Government has told the Supreme Court that the Aadhaar scheme is a serious attempt to curb the corruption
On Wednesday, the panel of 5 judges, including CJI Deepak Mishra, had approved the PPT to understand the technical side of the security of the UID data. The government told the court that the data of the aadhar is safe in the Central Identities Repository behind 10 meters high and 4 meter wide wall.
What happened during the PPT in the court room?
There are five points which are discussed and mainly focused on these
1) How many did not get the benefit without aadhaar – SC
Supreme Court: The Bench said, “We do not have any means, so that we can know how many people were deprived of benefits if they do not have the basis. Do you have any official data such as. Uneducated and unknown people about Biometric Details But if the details like fingerprint are blurred with time, then will such people be deprived of facilities? “
UIDAI: Ajay Bhushan Pandey said, “We do not have any such data in which it has been told that how many people have been denied benefits if they do not have the aadhaar. If nobody gets the authentication due to the data updation The authorities and the Cabinet Secretaries have issued circulars in this regard. The Aadhaar Act and its laws will ensure that people are not denied access to the facilities. “
2) 49 Thousand Operators Blacklisted Why?
Supreme Court: The Bench asked, “Why 49,000 of the 6.83 lakh certified private operators who have made the aadhar are blacklisted.”
UIDAI: “Enrollment of the Aadhaar is free, they were taking money from the people, we were getting complaints about this, they were also feeding the wrong information about the people, we have prepared the Zero Tolerance policy on corruption so as the result they are blacklisted.”
3) UIDAI told the aadhaar is separate and sustainable How?
UIDAI: “A large number of people did not have nationally accepted identity cards, most people used a proxy or domain ID. There were language, format and legal barriers. Lack of services due to lack of identity When the aadhar was strong for lifelong, can be reissued and identityable online certification across the country. Its portability is in the entire country and it is unique, from its enrollment to citizen’s expenditure, it is less than one dollar. So far 120 million people have been covered under this scheme for the enrollment process. “
4) What information is taken under the aadhaar
UIDAI: “At least the information is taken from the people under the aadhar, in which photographs, demographics, fingerprints, iris identification are taken in. It does not include the information such as religion, caste, tribe, language, title record, income or medical history. “
5) How safe is the Aadhar
UIDAI: “We have reached that level where we can create, print and send 15 lakh aadhar. Once the agency submits the biometric details after the enrolment, then the data is encrypted and send to the Central Identity Data Repository (CIDR). UIDIA does not keep track of any transaction through the basis of the Aadhaar, if anyone opens the bank account through a aadhar or takes a mobile phone then we can able to know account number or phone number. We cannot perform any kind of profiling through UID.
How long is the extension of linking with aadhar?
On 13th March, the Supreme Court bench had said that the aadhar could not be made compulsory for the government services forcibly. Until the validity of the aadhar is decided, the date of linking must be forwarded.
Earlier, the court had said that it is not possible to give a decision on the petitions challenging the aadhar till 31st March. On 15th December, the limit for linking the bank and mobile number to the UID was increased till 31st March.
Why hearing On UID Case?
– In the petitions, the rule of necessity to link the UID with bank account and mobile number has also been challenged. The pitchers say that it is against the law and the constitution.
– It has been said that this rule puts the fundamental rights under Article 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution in danger. Recently, the Constitution Bench of 9 judges said that the Right of Privacy comes under the Fundamental Rights.
What are the challenges given to the Aadhar scheme?
– Let us know that the Center has made the this card necessary to take advantage of government schemes. Three separate petitions were imposed against it in the Supreme Court. Among them, legal validity of the card, data security and methods of enforcement have been challenged.
– In the previous hearing, the Supreme Court had ordered that the government and its agencies do not make the same card necessary to take advantage of the schemes. Later, the court had given the exemption to the Center that the LPG subsidy, Jandhana Yojna and public distribution system should ask for voluntary support cards.