Aadhaar

  • Government to continue Aadhaar, provides Rs 2,000 Cr for it in 2014-15 10-07-2014 07:48 PM

    New Delhi: Giving indications that the new government is likely to continue Aadhaar enrollments, a sum of Rs 2,039 crore has been provided in the budget for the Unique Identification Project in the current fiscal. "A sum of Rs 2,039.64 crore has been provided for 2014-15 to execute the task...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle 10-06-2014 10:29 PM

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  • PM Modi scraps 4 Cabinet Committees including that on UIDAI Aadhaar 10-06-2014 07:10 PM

    New Delhi: Sending out yet another loud and clear signal of his intent for "more governance, less government", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday scrapped four Standing Committees of Cabinet. The Committees were on Management of Natural Calamities, Prices, World Trade Organisation Matters and UIDAI Aadhaar. Aadhaar was one of...
  • Change India: Will linking Aadhaar, India Post revolutionise banking? 19-04-2014 03:57 PM

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Network 18's latest campaign is on 'Change India - Agenda for the next PM'. In today's show, we discuss idea of setting up new payment bank, which is currently a joint venture between Aadhaar. The big idea for that could...
  • SC order on Aadhar not a setback for government: Nandan Nilekani 24-03-2014 11:12 PM

    After the Supreme Court directed the Government of India to withdraw all orders which make the Aadhaar card mandatory for availing any service, former Aadhaar chairman Nandan Nilekani said that it was not a setback for the government. ...
  • News 360: MH370 crashed into southern Indian Ocean, says Malaysian PM 24-03-2014 08:43 PM

    A new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday. ...
  • Withdraw orders making Aadhaar mandatory for any service: SC to Centre 24-03-2014 12:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the Government of India to withdraw all orders, which make the Aadhaar card mandatory for availing any service. The court has also directed the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) not to share any information pertaining to an Aadhaar card holder with any...
  • BJP moves EC against LIC scheme aimed at 'helping' Nilekani 15-03-2014 12:04 AM

    BJP on Friday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against the LIC seeking a ban on its new scheme in Bangalore, alleging it is aimed at propagating the Aadhar card and helping Nandan Nilekani who is contesting Lok Sabha elections from there. In a complaint to the EC, the...
  • Not afraid of Nilekani, Aadhaar a national threat: BJP's Ananth Kumar 12-03-2014 07:59 AM

    Bangalore: Days after the Congress pitched Infosys co-founder and Aadhaar founder Nandan Nilekani against Bharatiya Janata Party's five time MP Ananth Kumar from the Bangalore South constituency, the latter has said that he faces no threat from the technocrat-turned-politician. While targeting Nilekani, Kumar also called the Aadhaar card a national...
  • BJP to complain against Nilekani with EC over Aadhaar ads 07-03-2014 06:08 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to lodge a complaint against UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani with the Election Commission. The party said the complaint is against the advertisements of Aadhaar that are appearing despite the election code of conduct set in place. Nilekani, who is likely to get a...
  • Consumers can get LPG cylinders without Aadhaar account 21-02-2014 02:37 PM

    Subsidised LPG cylinders can be purchased without having an Aadhaar account, the government informed the Lok Sabha on Friday. A clarification on delinking Aadhaar account from disbursal of subsidised LPG cylinders would be issued within a week, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Veerappa Moily said during Question Hour. "A clarification...
  • 576 million Aadhaar cards issued 19-02-2014 05:54 PM

    New Delhi: A total of 576.16 million Aadhaar cards have been issued till January 31, with Maharashtra topping the list with 82.99 million beneficiaries, the government informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Andhra Pradesh (79.06 million) and Tamil Nadu (44.33 million) were placed in the second and third spots, Minister...
  • World's oldest living man residing in Korba? 18-02-2014 11:51 PM

    A man from Chhattisgarh's Korba district has claimed he is 117 years old, which makes him the oldest person alive in the world. Premsai Patel, a native of Tilhapatai village under Kartala block, has claimed he was born on May 11, 1896 and his age is 117 years and 8...
  • SC begins final hearing on constitutional validity of Aadhaar 04-02-2014 06:05 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday began the final hearing on the petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar card with those opposing the mega project saying it was not backed by any statute and compromises with national security. Further, a three-judge bench headed by Justice BS Chauhan was...
  • UIADI moves Supreme Court on aadhaar card 15-10-2013 08:13 PM

    New Delhi: Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has joined government and PSU oil firms against the Supreme Court order making Aadhaar card not mandatory for availing social benefits saying, its directive has 'very serious implications' in implementation of welfare schemes. The UIDAI also contended that its order dated September...
  • Considering all my options to join politics: Nandan Nilekani 15-10-2013 08:58 AM

    Melbourne: Amid reports that he may join politics, UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani on Monday said he was considering all options post-Aadhaar. "I am considering all my options as I look at what I do post-Aadhaar," Nilekani said when asked about his plans on joining politics. Nilekani, an IIT-ian who left...
  • Aadhaar not mandatory for LPG subsidy: Veerappa Moily 09-10-2013 07:48 PM

    New Delhi: Having made Aadhaar mandatory for receiving subsidised cooking gas (LPG) in 19 districts, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said the unique identification card will no longer be a must for giving subsidises unless cleared by the Supreme Court. The Oil Ministry is implementing the scheme for...
  • Centre moves SC for modification of earlier order on Aadhaar card 04-10-2013 12:01 PM

    The Centre on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of an earlier order which said Aadhaar card is not mandatory and no person should be deprived of any government schemes for want it. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that the plea of the Centre would...
  • Aadhaar cards cannot be made mandatory for gas connections: SC 23-09-2013 12:13 PM

    New Delhi: In a major setback for the Centre, the Supreme Court has ruled that the Aadhar numbers/cards being prepared by the Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI) can't be the sole proof for the government's various schemes. The SC issued the order after hearing a Public Interest Petition (PIL) seeking to...
  • Instant Aadhaar-linked ID verification for mobile connections 09-09-2013 10:49 AM

    New Delhi: Government is likely to finalise norms by the end of this year that will enable instant identity verification using Aadhaar card biometrics data for getting a new mobile connection. Retailers will take the impression of customers' fingers to match it online with that of the UID card data...
  • Aadhaar card valid proof for opening bank account: Finance Ministry 21-08-2013 07:50 PM

    Aadhaar card is a valid proof for opening a bank account under the know your customer (KYC) norms, government said on Wednesday. "Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has notified that the Aadhaar Card is a valid proof for opening of a bank account under the Know Your Customer (KYC) scheme,"...
  • Direct cash transfer for LPG consumers starts today 01-06-2013 09:20 AM

    New Delhi: Direct transfer scheme for LPG cylinder subsidy has come into force from June 1. Under the scheme, the government will transfer Rs 435 directly in the bank accounts of LPG consumers in 18 districts of the country. Consumers will get the money each time they book for an...
  • Lack of Aadhaar ID should not become an alibi of exclusion: Ramesh 31-05-2013 04:45 PM

    New Delhi: Amid concerns that sticking to Aadhaar criteria could deprive many people especially in remote areas of benefits of UPA's ambitious cash transfer scheme, Union Minster Jairam Ramesh cautioned against a situation when Aadhaar becomes "an instrument of exclusion" on Friday. "Unfortunately many of the beneficiaries of government programmes...
  • Montek mentions his lost Aadhaar card, gets one in one hour 25-05-2013 10:12 AM

    New Delhi: A casual mention of a lost Aadhaar card in public saw government machinery go on an overdrive and its holder got a duplicate card in less than an hour. And the beneficiary of this efficiency - an issue over which government departments often faced criticism - was none...
  • Jharkhand: Aadhaar mandatory for sale, purchase of land 22-05-2013 12:56 AM

    Ranchi: Aadhaar will be mandatory as proof during land deals in Jharkhand from January 1 2014, an official release said on Tuesday. The decision was taken to bring in transparency in the sale/purchase of land and prevention of registering the same land more than once, the release said quoting Chief...
  • Govt approves Rs 3,436 cr for Phase IV of Aadhaar scheme 10-05-2013 05:06 AM

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday approved Rs 3,436.16 crore for Phase IV of the UID (Aadhaar card) scheme, which will commence immediately. The decision to approve Phase IV of the UID project at the cost of Rs 3,436.16 crore was taken in New Delhi at a meeting of the...
  • LPG subsidy directly in bank accounts from October 1 28-04-2013 12:41 PM

    New Delhi: The government plans to provide subsidy to 14 crore LPG subscribers directly in their bank accounts from October 1, using the Aadhaar payment platform. The government, official sources said, has decided to launch "Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) for LPG throughout the country tentatively from October 1". "This (transfer...
  • Aadhaar card enrolment 99 per cent in Chandigarh 18-04-2013 08:57 AM

    Chandigarh: The enrolment for Aadhaar card has touched 99 per cent and 88.6 per cent in Union Territory of Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh respectively. The enrolment figure under the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) scheme in Punjab and Haryana is 62.9 per cent and 30.1 per cent respectively so...
  • Aadhaar cards will now bear date of birth of holder 09-04-2013 12:45 PM

    Nagpur: Aadhaar cards will henceforth bear date of birth of the holder, facilitating people to avail benefits of several government and non-governmental schemes which require age validation. Till now, only year of birth was mentioned in the card, but now, it has been agreed in-principle to insert the date of...
  • Get Aadhaar to obtain PAN card now 07-04-2013 09:53 PM

    New Delhi: The Unique Identification (UID) Aadhaar number will soon be a "valid" proof of identity and address to obtain a PAN card. A proposal for inclusion of Aadhaar in the existing list of valid proof of identification and proof of address for allotment of PAN was sent to the...