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EM Nair (Finance Manager)     22 May 2011

UID / Aadhaar

Are the current IDs such as PAN Card, Election Card, Ration Card, Address Proof, Residency Proof, etc meant to become obsolete once a person gets a New UID / Aadhar. 

Or the New UID is another document to add to the list of identify documents.  I have noticed that though I was born in a family of natives (with history going back several hundreds years), I am asked for multiple documents for identity, address etc when I have to renew my passport.  At the same time, I read press articles where several Pakistanis and Bangla Deshis are caught with Indian passports.

Strange are the ways our bureaucratic system works.  I hope the UID puts a stop to these systemic deficiencies, and makes it more transparent for the genuine citizens.




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Democratic Indian (n/a)     22 May 2011

Aadhar is a conspiracy/misleading name given to a "prisoner number". Aadhar is one of the most unconstitutional, evil and dangerous projects undertaken by government. Similar project was undertaken by Hitler. It is not surprising when other democracies like USA, UK and Australia have scrapped similar projects, our government has embarked on path of high mischief or rather a long term clever and corrupt plan to undermine the liberties of citizens. All citizens should strongly oppose this evil scheme tooth and nail. To understand details one may read the following:






SUBRAMANIAN C R (ADVOCATE)     10 March 2013

This is real invasion of privacy.  See the Data Sharing policy and Open Government platform.

Under the relevant provisions of Aadhar and UID, the date can be shared under orders of competent court.  But competent court is not defined.  An officer of the rank of Joint Secretary can decide whether to divulge or not.  Thus collecting biometric data and sharing without consent of party is illegal.  Moreover most of the companies doing the work have overseas limbs and they will be forced to divulge data.

Government saying that Aadhar is not compulsory but making it applicable to various schemes is illegal.  WP(C) 494 of 2012 is pending in Hon'ble Apex Court.  Till its disposal, such proceedings by Governments are not in good spirit. 

Why should an Indian Citizen give biometric data to Government when it can be shared by the Government without his consent..

When I sent an email to Open Government Platform seeking clarification regarding sharing of biometric data collected by state, I got an evasive reply.


Vicky Shah (Founder)     27 March 2013

Aadhar is not mandatory.



Vicky Shah

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