x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   What a joke! J&K ranks No. 2 in Education, Environment Sectors | Bizarre things do happen even today! | 40% Govt schools still cook MDM on firewood | 2 Security men, 4 NOs provide security cover during wards visit | Jammu industries struggling for survival, Govt adore 'Ease of Doing Business' | Admission under J&K University Act alone could dispense justice to Jammu | Director Health Jammu fails to appoint staff despite sanctioned posts | BJP forgets its resolution in Co-ordination Committee meet | BJP members keep mum on Hari Singh's holiday, Rohangiyas, West Pak issues in co-ordination panel meeting | Replacing Narinder Singh with Sat Sharma in co-ordination committee raises many eye-brows | BJP coins new slogan to woo minorities | Govt decides to crack whip on ISIS supporters in Kashmir | Dial 1441, CRPF tells Kashmiri youth wanting to give up arms | Changing situation in Valley perturbs secessionist forces | Students suffer for 5 yrs as 50% posts vacant in GHSS in Rajouri | Separatists feel sidelined during Sharma's visit | Streamline RTI process, train officials: CIC directs DC Budgam | Fruit & Vegetable Waste is wealth ? | Open drain at Satwari mocks at Swachhta Abhiyaan | Avoid cruelty against dogs | Delhi HC refuses to pass order against Abdullah over PoK remarks | Ignorant is exploited most - Rights of accused in Judicial System | Streamline RTI process, train officials: CIC directs DC Budgam | Govt decides to go cracking on ISIS supporters in valley | Will Sharma- separatists talks Settle Internal & External dimensions of Kashmir issue ? | Annoyed IPS officer opts for Central deputation | YCET organizes health awareness seminar | Sanskrit scholars for free coaching classes | Doctor among 3 BSF personnel injured in Rajouri road accident | Govt MAM College organizes orientation workshop | Shiksha Niketan organizes "Drawing Competition" | CU Jammu organizes awareness programme | DPS Jammu shines in Kickboxing, Chess Championships | World Heritage Week celebrated | Kashmiri Play makes it to 8th Theatre Olympics | 32nd Jammu Distt Badminton Ch'ship concludes | District Open Table Tennis Championship concludes | RM Public School organizes Art, Craft competition | Mega recruitment drive under Udaan held | Aroma Foundation Public School celebrates Annual day | BLSKS launches campaign on "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao" | ABVP organizes programme on "Girl's Power National Power" | Painting cum quiz competition organized | Avni brings laurels to state at National chess event | Nat Manch stages Dogri play '' Virasat Bachao '' | APS Janglote wins SSB Football Cup-2017 | Randhawa inaugurates construction work of lane, drain | GHS Sarote organizes sports' event | KVK organises Training Programme on Climate Change | Naik elected as President of Young Journalist Association Kishtwar | Free dental check up camp organized | Agriculture department organises training camp for farmers | Govt tweaks rule to give army widows more freedom to remarry | Singapore to help JK in Water Management,Skill, Riverfront Development: Dr Drabu | Dogri movie 'Geetiyan' venerated at KIFF | Regional Director Survey & Land Records reviews settlement operation | Ten-fold increase in Centre's share in compensation to kin of slain J-K policemen | In fear of Indian Army crackdown, terror outfits ask families of terrorists to go into hiding | Centre asks J-K govt to withdraw cases of first time offenders | SC to hear plea of Rohingyas against deportation on December 5 | Omar calls ATFI chief 'idiot' over Rs 21 lakh bounty for Farooq Abdullah tongue | Country's leadership morally bound to find solution to Kashmir issue: Farooq Abdullah | Plea against Article 370: SC grants Centre, J&K four weeks for reply | Secularism in J&K, Congress-style | Provide all help to Reshi Bazaar fire victims: Mehbooba to officials | 4 LeT militants, 2 soldiers injured in two separate encounters | Rules are for fools! | Closed for repairs, Indira Nagar Bridge suffers official neglect | DB issues directives regarding setting-up of railway counter | Leh airport on Lashkar-e-Toiba's target; Jammu, Kashmir cops put agencies an alert | CDPO Dooru, others in Vigilance net | Rs 27 Crore Scam in J&K Housing Board | HC sets aside Comm Secy Health's order rejecting compassionate appointment | Plea against Article 370: SC grants Centre, J&K four weeks for reply | DB issues directions to JMC | HC directs DC Kathua to consider representation of petitioners within 2 months | District admin Rajouri initiates action against officials of 25 institutions | Families of 2 more militants appeal to sons to give up arms | Sunil demands LPG connections for migrants under PMUY | Traffic police realizes Rs 1.5 cr fine during 6 months | NIA custody of nine accused extended | Power shut down | Coldest night in Srinagar, Leh frozen at minus 10.2 | Mughal road re-opens for traffic after three days | JKNPP protests delay, deny over elections to Local Bodies in J&K | Jammu University students stage protest | Future of youth bleak under PDP-BJP rule: Rana | Hunger strike of JKSPDC need based employees enter day 10 | Casual labourers of PWD stage protest against State Government | Son kills father, flees | Back Issues  
 
news details
AADHAAR INTRUSION "
Er Jaleel wani5/19/2017 12:02:35 AM
The system in India is the most sophisticated that I have seen and it should be good for the world if this became widely adopted" remarks by Paul Romer, a chief economist of the world bank regarding the Aaahaar program of India. Later World Development Report 2016 also mentioned that,"a digital identification system such as India's Aadhaar, by overcoming complex information problem, helps the government to promote the inclusion of disadvantaged group". This gives us a clear insight of the scheme started by the government of the India.
Aadhaar is one of the technological successes of India and is an initiative unparallel in scope anywhere else in the world. India is largest leading the way in the implementation of national identification program linked to biometric data. This data is collected by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDIA), a statutory authority established last year by Government of India under the ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, under the provisions of Aadhaar Act 2016. No doubt as of now this system provided more than 113 crore residents of India an Aadhaar card which is roughly 88.8% of the projected population, is facing a legal battle to make it mandatory for Indian citizens in order to ensure efficient delivery of subsidies , benefits and services under Aadhaar act 2016. On August 2015, a three judge bench of the Supreme Court held in 'K.S. Puttaswamy case' that the production of an Aadhaar card would not be condition for obtaining any benefits otherwise due to a citizen. Also bench said that having regard to importance of the matter, it is desirable that the matter be heard at the earliest.
There after five judge constitution bench held in its interim order on October 2016 that," we will also make it clear that the Aadhaar card scheme is purely voluntary and it cannot be made mandatory till the matter is finally decided by the court one way or the other". This order also restricted the use of the aadhaar number to six schemes namely, Public Distribution System(PDS), Subsidized LPG cylinders , Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme(MGNEGS), National Social Assistance Programme (old age pension, widow pension, disability pension), Prime Minister's Jan Dhan Yojna and Employee Provident Fund Organization(EPFO). Again Honorable Court in 'All Bengal Minority Students Council and Anr v/s UOI' case held that Aadhaar could not be made mandatory condition for any government scheme.
However the centre government issued a series of notification making it mandatory for purpose other than those permitted by the Apex court. For instance the Ministry of Micro Small Medium Enterprises made it mandatory for MSME to register online through Udyog Aadhaar , that too within 5 days of supreme court interim order. Scholarships under the University Grant Commission began to be restricted to Aaadhaar holder or those who had enrolled for it. Even CBSE insisted on Aadhaar for NEET test 2017 aspirants. Railway recruitment board made it mandatory for its examination.
Ministry of Human Resource Development made it mandatory for national means-cum-merit scholarship scheme and National scheme of incentive to girls for secondary education. From January this year Aadhaar enrollment became mandatory under National Food Security Act and Employee Pension scheme. Recently section 139AA of income tax act 1961, as amended by Finance act 2017, provide for mandatory quoting of Aadhaar or enrollment ID of Aadhaar application form to file income tax return and to make an application for allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN). Also in this regards even states were not holding back. The candidates for Utter Pradesh state common entrance test were required to furnish Aadhaar number. Andhra-Pradesh engineering, agriculture and medicine common entrance test was also restricted to Aadhaar holder. In short Government of India is continuously expanding the requirement of Aadhaar for various services. While there is doubt that the purpose behind making Aadhaar mandatory is to simplification of delivery process ranging of service to the citizen as well as distribution of benefits and subsidies which saved more than 36 crore in two years as per governments statistics, to bring transparency and efficiency, receipt of entitlements in a convenient and seamless manner, obviating the need to produce multiple document to prove ones identity. In general it is meant to streamline bureaucratic process for better governances. It is off course a mass surveillance technique as well , unlike targeted surveillance is good thing and essential for national security and public order and would be best remedy to combat a rising global phenomena of terrorism. Apart from these, few well renowned political scholars, strategic analysts and foreign policy composers suggesting that government should integrate the project into its neighborhood foreign policy agenda thereby countering Chinese companies who actually supplying digital network to them. Referring to this specific purpose Nandan Nilekani, the brain behind the unique identification concept said,'' other governments are already interested in its potential.
Countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Tanzania have visited India to talk about this system". Besides purposes Aadhaar act raised serious issues which are awaiting resolution by the Supreme Court. One is the Aadhaar act is palpably arbitrary and illegal inasmuch as it creates an artificial impermissible classification between those entitled person who have parted with biometric and those entitled persons who have not parted with biometrics. This is a serious flaw, held violation of Article 14 of the constitution which guarantees equality before law and equal protection of law. Second is that state can't enact a law or create a system that by its very design and operation will place the state in an extremely dominant position in relation to every citizen. The state is under obligation under Article 13(2) of the constitution to ensure that it shall not make any law that takes away or abridges the fundamental right conferred under part third of the constitution.
Third is that the constitutional limitation as such that the government can't engage in surveillance of citizens even each of these citizens volunteer to be subject to surveillance. As a person has full dominion and control over her core biometric, just as she has her body and personal autonomy, any collection of personal biometrics can only be done through free and informed written consent on the part of the individual (issue relating privacy). Fourth is that taking of person's fingerprint and iris scan without informed consent is a physical invasion of his or her bodily integrity. Fifth is while engaging in the exercise of collecting biometrics, the government acts as a trustee at every stage. The role of trust, given the sensitive nature of the information must be exercised by the state or organs of the state alone and can't under any circumstance be delegated to private parties operating without any governmental supervision. The crucial stage of obtaining consent or informed consent is entirely in the hands of private players and thus against the principle of trusteeship. Sixth, this data of every citizen can pose serious problems to our country's internal security. There is always an urge to acquire such data by firms to market their products catering to individual specificities but the dangers will go beyond the mere urge for profit maximization.
Another aspect is that concerns of safety of data are related to the issue of cyber security. Even the most formidable firewall of NASA and Pentagon has been beached. Last but not the least is that the way Aadhaar bill was passed needs to review and check its constitutional validity. What needs to be done is that instead of arguing the privacy is not a fundamental right Government should assure the citizens that it has the technique and system to protect the data collected and will do everything possible to prevent unauthorized disclosure of or access of such data. This century comes with certain risks; therefore government should recognize both the need for Aadhaar and the need to stringent rules concerning access to and security of citizens' biometric data in order to preserve privacy.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
 
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU