Aadhaar

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VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Healthcare, Tuberculosis, PAN, Aadhaar

Despicable - government wants TB patients to show Aadhaar first, then claim benefits

Under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme, the UID must be furnished in order to avail treatment.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Income Tax, Supreme Court, PAN, Aadhaar

Supreme Court leaves everyone hanging on Aadhaar for now

SC refused to make Aadhaar compulsory in filing tax returns for those who have not yet applied for one.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Agrarian crisis, Demonetisation, Aadhaar

How demonetisation and Aadhaar worsened Indian farmers' plight

Digitalisation of farm-based programmes and schemes is likely to result in exclusion - an inexcusable crime at the hands of the government.

POLITICS

 |   Long-form
Troll, Sharad Sharma, Ispirt, UIDAI

Bravo! How co-founder of Aadhaar-linked think tank anonymously trolled activists

According to iSpirit's Sharad Sharma, 'anonymity seemed easier than propriety'.

SCI-TECH

 |  4-minute read
Indus operating system, Right to Privacy, Smartphone, Aadhaar

Aadhaar-enabled phone was a joke - now jokers are making it real

I don't understand what is the more frightening part here.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   Long-form
Right to Privacy, UIDAI, Aadhaar card, Aadhaar

With Aadhaar, government shows it wants to push India down a dark hole

Fingerprints, iris scans and other future additions to UID would be tools to subdue citizens’ right to absolute bodily integrity.

MONEY

 |  4-minute read
Digital lending, Aadhaar, Fintech

How digital lending can be a game-changer in post-demonetisation India

A syncretic marriage of traditional and new-age lenders should be the way forward.

VARIETY

 |   Long-form
Mukul Rohatgi, PAN, Aadhaar

Citizens don't have absolute right over their bodies: Government's justification for Aadhaar

Mukul Rohatgi defends Union of India and UID by saying biometrics-based identity isn't more invasive than a photograph.

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
Supreme Court, Right to Privacy, Aadhaar

Aadhaar-PAN mandatory link is about government wanting to make Indians virtual slaves

Senior advocate Shyam Divan in SC explained how the biometrics-based identity encroaches into and criminalises unassailable civil liberties.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read