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The word of caution from UIDAI comes at a time when admissions to nursery and entry-level classes have just begun in over 1,500 private schools in Delhi.
From school admissions to getting marriage certificates to paying taxes to taking new mobile connections, Aadhaar touched multiple facets of people's lives as it became the default identifier.
This was true for around 1.22 billion Aadhaar holders till doubts emerged that collection of biometric details, even for general service, could infringe on a citizen's privacy rights.
The amendments talk about enhanced powers to UIDAI to issue directions, and also impose penalty if the directions are not followed.
Bengaluru has witnessed the highest incidence of home-based enrolments for Aadhaar, bagging almost 50 per cent of the total such registrations done in the state.
Rajamma (95) was elated when she got her Aadhaar enrolment earlier this month, even though she has no supporting documents for proof of identity or address.
The Delhi High Court asked the Centre to respond to a plea asking if missing children could be traced by using Aadhaar biometrics, why could the same system not be used to identify the dead.
The petition has contended that the breaches occurred due to "negligence and willful recklessness" on the part of UIDAI in adopting reasonable security measures to secure private information.
Announcing Adhia's retirement in a Facebook post, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government wanted him to continue in some "alternate" capacity but he declined to do so.
The court was hearing a petition filed by social activist Amit Sahni seeking a direction to the Centre and UIDAI to utilise Aadhaar biometrics to identify the unidentified dead bodies.
UIDAI CEO confirmed that the Aadhaar-issuing body Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has initiated the process of deleting the authentication log beyond six months.
The UIDAI is planning to set up Aadhaar Seva Kendras, in a mega project that involves opening of facilitation centres for enrolment and update services in 53 cities and towns across India.
The Supreme Court had last month upheld the scheme's constitutional validity but restricted the government's push to make it mandatory for various services.
The UIDAI wrote to banks after it received legal opinion on the matter, in the wake of a recent SC verdict that restricted the use of Aadhaar by private entities but cleared it for welfare schemes.
Presently more than 14 crore AEPS transactions by around 8 crore people take place every month.