Description: Revealing evidence for doubts!
Basically, if a private company is registered with UIDAI, such an establishment has the right to carry out such verification of the Aadhaar card.
Administrative confusion, as well as press releases issued by the government within 48 hours can explain the use of the ‘Aadhaar’ card. The first of these was a pamphlet released on Friday by the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) set up for Aadhaar from Bangalore. The incumbent Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Sunday released another pamphlet from Delhi. The first pamphlet revealed that there was a ‘cautionary warning’, the second pamphlet stated that the first pamphlet with that warning had been canceled altogether and that citizens should no longer take ‘common precautions’ when using the Aadhaar card. In short, the concerned department was satisfied with the removal of the confusion of the citizens on Sunday evening. How much attention should be paid to such a discussion, even if there is confusion or threats and more in the media? It is possible to forget this administrative confusion. At the very least, expect a reduction in the number of creams and timely exposures in the future. However, those who have read the Aadhaar card warning and replacement will have some doubts.
In many private companies the customer’s Aadhaar card is quickly placed under the scanner and in a few moments its copy is taken from the printer connected to the computer or a photocopy of the Aadhaar card is taken. This experience, which is now a habit for those who take rooms in hotels, comes even in some movies or big shops. But there are dangers in doing so. Basically, if a private company is registered with UIDAI, such an establishment has the right to carry out such verification of the Aadhaar card. The Bangalore pamphlet warns consumers not to give out Aadhaar images and copies to private companies, and to be careful that only the last four digits of the 14-digit Aadhaar number appear. The Delhi pamphlet says that the warning was issued due to ‘just one case of abuse’ while canceling the pamphlet! But how many cases of such abuse have not yet come to light? If not, how many ‘registered companies’ are there? Since there is a mechanism to take action against companies which are not registered for GST, who is responsible for those who are not registered in UIDAI? In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in 2018 that ‘Aadhaar cannot be enforced even for government purposes’, how can a private company insist that a driver’s license, not a ration card, ‘needs Aadhaar’? And while all these questions remain, what and how much should ‘general care’ people take, as stated in the Delhi paper? If some steps are not taken to ‘scan’ the Aadhaar QR code only for registered companies, doubts about Aadhaar will continue even after the latest revelation.
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