Aadhaar News

Rubber stamp Aadhaar enrolment scam in Maharashtra may have used tampered software

The official Aadhaar enrolment software requires the Aadhaar operator to authenticate using iris scans as well as fingerprints. Huffington Post has reported an enrolment scam in Maharashtra, where Aadhaar enrolment officer, Mangesh Sitaram Bhalerao provided people who worked under him with rubber stamp copies of his thumbprint. These rubber stamp fingerprints Read more…

By Vidyut, ago
Aadhaar Enabled Surveillance

What secrets does the RBI report on the proposed Public Credit Registry hide?

In October 2017, the RBI announced a high level task force that would study and help set up a transparent and comprehensive public credit registry (PCR). The RBI's PCR was intended to be "an extensive database of credit information for India that is accessible to all stakeholders". The PCR was intended to help improve efficiencies in the Indian credit market, aid financial inclusion, help control deliquencies and in general improve the ease of doing business. (more…)

By Anantha, ago