Wednesday, July 13, 2011


The unique identification numbers will take into account the database of the poor and the marginalised people, mostly living in the rural areas.The numbers will, for the first time, provide an identity to those who need it the most.


The Nandan Nilekani led Aadhar project and UIDAI is unconstitutional as it is neither supported by any law nor it has any safeguards for protecting civil liberties of Indians. Initially, UIDAI said that UID number would be optional but now government is making it mandatory both directly and indirectly. Further, by suppressing the public inputs, objections and suggestions, Indian government is just proving the points that Aadhar and UIDAI are most offensive tools of civil liberty violations in India.

aadhar card


The Aadhar project, running into thousands of crores, offers many opportunities for IT companies, both in terms of hardware as well as software that will run the system on a perpetual basis. The equipment at each enrolment centres costs about Rs. 3 lakh, according to senior sources in the authority. Multiply this by about 350-400 and you get a sense of what it costs for a single district. In effect, enrolment in a single district will cost between Rs. 10 crore and Rs. 12 crore. This does not include the cost borne by the State machinery in actually getting people to enrol, the logistics or the administrative expenses.

Information available from the UIDAI shows that many of the top Indian IT firms have logged on to the Aadhar project in one way or the other. Satyam Computer Services Ltd., the once venerable IT company that now functions from the Mahindra stable, is supplying “biometric solutions” for the authority. The biometric readers are themselves supplied by L1 Identity Solutions, an American company, which has been supplying similar equipment to the U.S. Department for Homeland Security. Accenture, the global outsourcing solutions major, has also won a contract to implement biometric solutions for the Authority.

Incidentally, advertising company, Percept, is among the entities that have won contracts from the UIDAI for developing “creative content”. Bharti Airtel is to supply space for the authority's data centre in Bangalore. Companies such as Tata Consultancy Services have won multiple contracts. The firm has won a contract to provide “biometric solutions” as well as for “redesigning, development, maintenance and support of the UIDAI's Web portal”. In February 2010, Ernst and Young Consultancy Services won the contract to assist the UIDAI in setting up its Central ID Data Repository and as a provider of managed services.

Threats --

1.Every personal detail of individual will be available at a single point. Bad people of society will find it lot easier to steal any personal information of any individual which may used for any wrong purpose.

2.India has been facing various hacking problems from inside and abroad. Many times our government sites were also being hacked by hackers and Indian government has accepted some times that some of secret information has been stolen by hackers. This is very clear that our cyber security is not safe.

3.We are having a lot of corrupted people in India specially in government department. Everyone know that for money, maximum of government official leak any kind of information. Then what will be surety of our privacy.

4.It is proposed that UIN will be used as PAN for income tax purpose. If this happen than PAN will be available easily to any body and one may use other UIN or say PAN for any transaction. Today at least one can't find easily others PAN no.

5.It is also proposed that UIN to be used as mobile no. of individual. It means if one find your UIN any how he may create trouble for you. However I don't personally think that private mobile companies will let it happen.

6.Village people will be offered Rs.100 for getting their Unique Identity Number. Every one know very well how project "Narega" got corruption and to what level. Most of the village people have thinking of just earning money, they really don't care for country. The greediness Rs.100 may bring such people in India which have no existence. Further this may also create slightly problem to our family planning program.


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