Over 200 government sites reveal Aadhaar details; no leakage from UIDAI, says PP Chaudhary

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New Delhi: Over 200 administration websites, counting educational institutes, have published names of welfare schemes with their Aadhaar numbers and addresses, on Wednesday the Centre conceded as the Supreme Court started hearings on the matter of right to privacy. PP Chaudhary, minister of state for electronics and IT replied to a question in Parliament and also conveyed that, there has been no leakage of Aadhaar data from UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India).

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He further conveyed that about 210 websites of central and state administration departments counting educational institutes were “exhibiting the list of beneficiaries with their name, address, aadhaar numbers and other details for information of general public.

UIDAI is repeatedly monitoring the status to get the Aadhaar data detached from the said websites. UIDAI chief executive AB Pandey conveyed the matter came to the notice of the authorities in March. He further conveyed that, few ministries were publishing data in observance with the Right to the Information Act.

“They were additionally distributing Aadhaar numbers and financial balances points of interest however in March we let them know not to distribute such subtle elements and they have consented to it.” It is indistinct whether the information has been totally expelled from the sites or on the off chance that it is still work in advance.

The illumination has gone ahead a day when a nine-part Supreme Court began hearings to analyze whether the privilege to protection is a central right of a native or not — an issue that would likely have an awesome bearing on the Center’s moves to connect Aadhaar number with most government activities.

IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday tweeted that 530 social welfare schemes from 63 ministries and 1,200 schemes from 75 ministries are associated to Aadhaar. In June, the department of personnel and training (DoPT), the nodal agency for issues related to the Right to Information (RTI) Act, asked central administration departments not to share personal details, counting Aadhaar numbers of RTI applicants.

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