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Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat told reporters on the sidelines of the 14th National Conference of the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) on the 7th that 32 crore Aadhaar numbers had been linked with Voter IDs. “So far, as many as 32 crore Aadhaar numbers have been linked to voters’ ID cards. Another 54.5…

Read More 32 crore Aadhaar numbers linked with Voter IDs, says CEC. We ask HOW?

Two boys on a concrete wall, overlooking rubbish in Dharavi. Two boys on a concrete wall, overlooking rubbish in Dharavi.

Even as the Union of India vociferously insists in the Supreme Court that no denial of entitlements happens due to a lack of Aadhaar, the reality on the ground is different. The latest attrocity in the name of preventing leakages is the denial of nutrition to those idenfitied as malnourished if they don’t provide an…

Read More Maharashtra to deny access to free nutrition to the malnourished if they don’t have an Aadhaar


CEO of UIDAI Mr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey while speaking to Nitin Sethi of Business Standard in 2016 said that consent of people enrolled with UIDAI was not required. This was said while speaking about how the efficacy of Aadhaar will be monitored and what challenges it faces as it reaches the one-billion enrollment mark, after…

Read More The interview when the CEO of UIDAI said “consent is not required”


There are seven questions we challenge UIDAI to give a proper answer for (and one bonus). What happens when stolen biometrics compromise a person’s identity? Consider the example of the bank officer whose fingerprints got duplicated and sold to provide illegal access to create and update Aadhaar cards. There are other instances when fingerprints of…

Read More 7 questions for UIDAI


The UIDAI has asked banks to provide Aadhaar-based onetime password (OTP) for opening of bank accounts only in the presence of the customer, in a banking outlet, The Hindu reports. In a letter addressed to commercial banks, UIDAI Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey essentially admits that OTP based authentication can and HAS been…

Read More UIDAI admits risk of misuse of Aadhaar, asks banks to be vigilant.


According to The Tribune, in a recent twist of events a private operator working at an Aadhaar counter at the District Administration Complex in Jalandhar was found to have saved over 921 e-copies of Aadhaar cards in his personal laptop. When asked , the operator said that he HAD to save it on his laptop…

Read More Operator saves 921 e-copies of Aadhaar in his laptop


AADHAAR is only as secure as its weakest link – which could literally be any document. Read on to find out more. According to The Tribunes latest report, a senior police official said three persons had been booked on the allegations of making fake domicile and residence certificates of hundreds of people to help them…

Read More Mayor of Moga city files FIR. Hundreds of AADHAAR cards made based on FORGED documents.

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An outrageous interview of Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey, the CEO of UIDAI on the day after a Supreme Court order extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar and included Tatkal passports among the list of things Aadhaar couldn’t be asked for. Highlights. On the 13th of March, 2018, the Supreme Court ordered that the government cannot…

Read More CEO of UIDAI manages to overrule, the Supreme Court, lie about SRDHs and shrug off concerns on data protection in one interview