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Aadhaar

Aadhaar is the 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Indian government to every individual resident of India. The Aadhaar project aims to provide a single, unique identifier which captures all the demographic and biometric details of every resident of India.

 

The rise of digital public infrastructure boosts India towards an $8T GDP by 2030

India’s advances in digital modernization have taken an enormous rise with the advent of digital public infrastructure (DPI), known as…

 

2.7M people in India’s Assam state may get digital ID after activation of citizenship law

The biometric data of 27 lakh (2.7 million) people in the northern Indian state of Assam could be unlocked following…

 

DPI will contribute up to 4% to India’s GDP by 2030, report says

India’s digital public infrastructure (DPI) contributed a whopping $31.8 billion to the country’s economy in 2022 and there are projections…

 

UIDAI expected to advise risk assessment before using Aadhaar for age proofing

Public and private entities in India relying on Aadhaar to provide proof of things like age or address will be…

 

Indian Supreme Court turns away challenges to prisoner biometrics, EC Aadhaar collection

The Supreme Court of India has refused to admit a public interest litigation (PIL) questioning the constitutionality of the Criminal…

 

India envisages additional measures against growing Aadhaar-enabled payments fraud

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is planning additional fraud risk management measures after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)…

 

Tax accounts not linked to Aadhaar biometrics attract huge fines in India

India’s Minister of State for Finance, Pankaj Chaudhary, has told parliament more than Rs 600 crore (about US$72 million) was…

 

India continues its fight against Aadhaar fraud

India is trying to fight rampant Aadhaar fraud by compelling government institutions to improve their processes and launching crackdowns on…

 

India counts on Aadhaar authentication to reduce tax registration fraud

India has launched a recent crackdown in a number of states to curb the rate of Input Tax Credit (ITC)…

 

India’s Aadhaar payment system AePS sees rising financial fraud cases: report

Online fraud through the Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AePS), a platform that allows merchants to accept payment from customers through…

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