India is set to become the first country in the world to have biometric data and no duplicacy in the voters' list after linking of Aadhar card with voter identity card, Chief Election Commissioner HS Brahma said on Saturday.
In what is likely to embarrass Unique Identification Development Authority of India (UIDAI) authorities, an Aadhaar card has been issued in the name of popular Hindu God Hanuman in Rajasthan. Interestingly, there are no takers for it.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre and city government on a plea seeking to modify the rules in the National Food Safety Act requiring an applicant to furnish details of Aadhar card or enrolment ID for food security card.
Supreme Court agreed to hear on October 8 Centre`s plea seeking modification of an earlier order that Aadhaar card is not mandatory and no person should suffer for want of it in getting benefits of government schemes.
Accusing the government of creating confusion on Aadhar cards, Yashwant Sinha questioned its "silence" on bringing a new law to give statutory status to UIDAI after incorporating recommendations of a Parliamentary Committee.
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar Friday told the Assembly that state agencies will accept photocopies of Aadhar card or even the card number for making available benefits of government schemes if an applicant is yet to get the card.