National identification numbers Current Affairs, GK & News

Migrants can change address by giving self-declaration

The government has allowed migrants to change address on Aadhaar by giving self declaration. It will help them open bank account and promote financial inclusion. The changes were made by amending the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules as per the gazette notification issued on 13 Nov. This move will allow an individual to ..


Supreme Court declares Centre’s flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid for filing of IT returns and allotment of PAN

On September 26, the Supreme Court of India (SCI) declared the Centre’s flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid for filing of IT returns and allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN), but struck down some of its provisions including its linking with bank accounts, mobile phones and school admissions. A 5-judge constitution bench headed by Chief ..



Global Findex database, 2017 [Key Findings]

At the time the governments pet project Aadhaar is facing huge criticisms, a respite has come from the World Bank in its global Finindex database 2017. The World Banks observations in its Global Findex database 2017 related to financial inclusion are India’s “strong government” push to increase account ownership through biometric identification cards helped narrow ..


Two-tier Security for Aadhaar

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced two-tier security feature viz. Virtual ID and Limited KYC to address privacy concerns. The move aims to strengthen security and privacy of Aadhaar data. It will also reduce the collection of Aadhaar numbers by various agencies. Virtual ID A Virtual ID (VID) will be a temporary ..


Difference between Aadhaar and SSN

Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued to Indian citizens by the Central government. It is issued and managed by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). The United States enacted the landmark Social Security Act in 1935, giving birth to the Social Security Number (SSN). Aadhaar can be used as a single proof of ..