IT dept's PAN-Aadhaar linkage crosses 50-lakh mark

The Income Tax department's ambitious plan to link its PAN number database with Aadhaar has crossed the 50-lakh mark.

 

Aadhaar appeal grows, downloads go past 40-crore mark

Aadhaar appeal grows, downloads go past 40-crore mark

Increased acceptance of Aadhaar as a proof to validate credentials has led to a higher number of downloads of the unique ID, which has surpassed over 40 crore till date, the Unique Identification Authority of India said on Monday.

EPFO to make Aadhaar as primary identifier to settle PF claim?

EPFO to make Aadhaar as primary identifier to settle PF claim?

In a move that could probably make PF withdrawals much easier, retirement body Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has planned to make Aadhaar as primary identifier for settling Aadhaar-seed PF accounts.

Stick to fiscal discipline, spend on infrastructure: Arun Jaitley to states

Stick to fiscal discipline, spend on infrastructure: Arun Jaitley to states

With the share of states in central taxes seeing a quantum jump, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today advised them to stick to fiscal discipline, spend on infrastructure and development activities and to use Aadhaar for transferring benefits to people

Ramesh moves SC challenging decision to treat Aadhaar as money bill

With this, the controversy over treating Aadhaar as a money bill, has taken a new twist as it is generally believed that Speaker's discretion is final in the matter.

Aadhaar Act notified, provides for statutory backing to UIDAI

Aadhaar Act notified, provides for statutory backing to UIDAI

The Centre has notified the new Aadhaar Act which gives the numbers assigned by it a statutory backing for transfer of subsidies and benefits to people eligible for them.

Nod to Aadhaar Bill by Parliament: Here's all you need to know

Nod to Aadhaar Bill by Parliament: Here's all you need to know

Know the key features of Aadhaar Bill, passed by Parliament on Wednesday.

Mention of Aadhaar card number for lodging grievances voluntary: Govt

Mention of Aadhaar card number for lodging grievances voluntary: Govt

The government has introduced voluntary mentioning of Aadhaar card number while lodging grievances on governance-related matters through an online platform.

Bill to give statutory status to Aadhaar introduced in Lok Sabha

Bill to give statutory status to Aadhaar introduced in Lok Sabha

A Bill to provide Aadhaar statutory backing for use for transferring government subsidies and benefits was introduced in Lok Sabha Thursday, incorporating clauses to keep personal information discreet and it not being a proof of citizenship.

 

Budget 2016: Govt to give statutory status to Aadhaar

Budget 2016: Govt to give statutory status to Aadhaar

Government has decided to accord statutory status to Aadhaar to ensure that benefits of the government subsidies directly reach the needy.

Aadhaar card not mandatory for DBT scheme, clarifies RBI

Aadhaar card not mandatory for DBT scheme, clarifies RBI

Use of Aadhaar card and seeding of bank accounts with Aadhaar numbers is purely voluntary and it is not mandatory," RBI said in a communication to banks.

House panel seeks legal status for Aadhaar

House panel seeks legal status for Aadhaar

The government has been asked by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance to provide a statutory backing to Aadhaar at the earliest and take immediate steps to address issues pertaining to the project.

 

Draft law to give legal backing to Aadhaar is ready: FM Jaitley

Draft law to give legal backing to Aadhaar is ready: FM Jaitley

Moderating the concluding session of the Delhi Economics Conclave, Finance Minister Arun Jatiley said, "I think" now across the political spectrum, state governments and political groups the need and utility for Aadhaar has been universally recognised.

 

Aadhaar row: SC assures decision by tomorrow on larger bench plea

The Supreme Court on Thursday assured the Centre and bodies like SEBI and RBI that it will take a decision by Thursday evening on their plea seeking setting up a larger bench for modifying an earlier order restricting the voluntary use of Aadhaar card to PDS and LPG schemes only.

Burdhwan blast accused JMB terrorist had got Aadhaar as well as election card

Tarikul Islam, the Bangladeshi terrorist arrested in connection with Burdhwan blast, is believed to have acquired Aadhaar card and Voter Card to project himself as an Indian citizenship and avoid being arrested by the NIA, official sources said here on Sunday.

Govt to allow Aadhaar enrolments of NRIs, PIOs, OICs

The government has decided that Aadhaar enrolment of Non-Resident Indians, Persons of Indian Origin and Overseas Citizen of India should be eventually allowed to help them authenticate their identity digitally, Parliament was informed on Friday.

Centre seeks transfer of pleas against Aadhaar to larger bench

The Centre on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court that the pleas for scrapping of government's ambitious project to grant Aadhaar cards to all citizens be referred to a constitutional bench as they relate to issues which require authoritative pronouncement.

Record all employees' Aadhaar in service books: Govt to depts

All central government ministries have been asked to ensure employees' Aadhaar numbers are recorded in their service books.

Centre opposes contempt plea in Supreme Court, says Aadhaar not mandatory

Government on Thursday opposed in the Supreme Court a plea seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against it, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and others for allegedly insisting on Aadhaar cards to grant benefits of various schemes to citizens, saying it was not mandatory.

Centre opposes contempt plea in SC, says Aadhaar not mandatory

Government today opposed in the Supreme Court a plea seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against it, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and others for allegedly insisting on Aadhaar cards to grant benefits of various schemes to citizens, saying it was not mandatory.