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Aadhaar’s future hangs in the balance following Supreme Court order

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Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique number which gets stored in a centralized database and is linked to the basic demographics and bio metric information – photograph, ten fingerprints and iris – of each individual. Mint
1/7Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique number which gets stored in a centralized database and is linked to the basic demographics and bio metric information – photograph, ten fingerprints and iris – of each individual. Mint
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) launched the Aadhaar program in the tribal village of Tembhli in Shahada, Maharashtra on 29 September 2010. The first resident to receive an Aadhaar card was Ranjana Sonawane of Tembhli village. Mint
2/7The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) launched the Aadhaar program in the tribal village of Tembhli in Shahada, Maharashtra on 29 September 2010. The first resident to receive an Aadhaar card was Ranjana Sonawane of Tembhli village. Mint
The word ‘Aadhaar’ means foundation. Its logo, a picture of the sun with a fingerprint embedded in its centre was designed by Atul Sudhakarrao Pande. HT
3/7The word ‘Aadhaar’ means foundation. Its logo, a picture of the sun with a fingerprint embedded in its centre was designed by Atul Sudhakarrao Pande. HT
The UIDAI is part of the Planning Commission of India. Nandan Nilekani, founder and former chairman of Infosys Technologies, was appointed as the first Chairman of the authority in June 2009. Mint
4/7The UIDAI is part of the Planning Commission of India. Nandan Nilekani, founder and former chairman of Infosys Technologies, was appointed as the first Chairman of the authority in June 2009. Mint
The total number of Aadhaar issued as of 16 September 2013 is 425 Million (42.5 Crore). According to UIDAI’s portal; it plans to deliver Aadhaar numbers to over 60 Cr residents by 2014. Mint
5/7The total number of Aadhaar issued as of 16 September 2013 is 425 Million (42.5 Crore). According to UIDAI’s portal; it plans to deliver Aadhaar numbers to over 60 Cr residents by 2014. Mint
UIDIA’s major objectives were to become the single source of identity verification, financial inclusion and enabling poor to avail govt services. Besides, UPA also launched Direct Benefit Transfer to transfer subsidies directly to the people through UIDIA.
6/7UIDIA’s major objectives were to become the single source of identity verification, financial inclusion and enabling poor to avail govt services. Besides, UPA also launched Direct Benefit Transfer to transfer subsidies directly to the people through UIDIA.
With the Supreme Court on Monday saying the government cannot make Aadhaar numbers mandatory to avail of public services, the future of the ambitious UIDIA program hangs in a limbo. HT
7/7With the Supreme Court on Monday saying the government cannot make Aadhaar numbers mandatory to avail of public services, the future of the ambitious UIDIA program hangs in a limbo. HT
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