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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.
In a joint statement, the DoT and UIDAI said that the news report tries to create unnecessary panic among mobile users.
The joint statement said, the SC has prohibited issue of new SIM cards through Aadhaar eKYC authentication process and there is no direction to deactivate the old mobile phones.
On Wednesday, city police said a 26-year-old from Bihar named Ramshisah Verma, residing at Avinashi, created fake Aadhaar cards for the Bangladeshi nationals.
In July, this year, Sharma had disclosed his unique ID number on Twitter and asked people to show how mere knowledge of the number could be used to harm him.
The Aadhaar Seva Kendras will provide people the facility to book prior appointment for these services, the officials familiar with the development said.
The move comes as service providers may still use offline verification tools that leverage the unique ID without authentication.
The statement comes against the backdrop of the Supreme Court judgement restricting the use of Aadhaar.
The Supreme Court, last week, struck down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, which allowed private companies to use the 12-digit biometric ID-based eKYC.
Prasad held a meeting with IT secretary Ajay Kumar Sawhney and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey to review status of Aadhaar use in light of the judgement.