Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Union Cabinet approved the Aadhaar amendment bill.


Cabinet has passed an ordinance that brings back the use of Aadhaar by private companies on a voluntary basis. The bill is in the context of the Supreme Court ruling on Aadhaar Act, where the ruling said that Aadhaar should be used only for government entities. It struck down the clause in Aadhaar Act that allowed Aadhaar to use by private firms including banks and telecom operators.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Parliament amends Aadhaar Act to aid legitimate use of Aadhaar by private companies


With the amendment of Aadhaar Act, the Indian government is ensuring the continued use of Aadhaar by private banking and telecom companies in accordance with the Supreme Court ruling which upheld the legal validity of Aadhaar. To this end, the government has proposed a series of amendments to the Aadhaar Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services Act of 2016, the Telegraph Act of 1885 & the Prevention of Money Laundering Act of 2002.           

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Advantages of Aadhaar paperless offline eKYC.


Recently UIDAI has launched Aadhaar Paperless Offline e-KYC to freely use it for sharing address proof and ID proof data while keeping secrecy, safety, and inclusion. It is an offline method for identity verification where verification can be done without sharing biometrics or even Aadhaar number. This method also enables determination for Aadhaar related information you want to give for identification purposes. There are two ways to do offline Aadhaar verification. 1) By using the QR code on the Aadhaar card, 2)Via Paperless local e-KYC. The Paperless local e-KYC includes the creation of a digitally signed XML which can be saved in PCs and mobile phone.