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The Department of Telecom (DoT) in a letter dated September 19, 2018, to the UIDAI CEO said that the judgement on petition filed in the apex court challenging Aadhaar based e-KYC process
The operators under the ambit of Apex Advisory Council for Telecom in India have said that the date of implementation should be at least two months from the date that the device ecosystem is ready.
Once the application for enrolment is received, validation or security checks are performed at the system's back-end too, Ajay Bhushan Pandey said.
UIDAI, the nodal agency that issues the 12-digit number, however, dismissed the report and said that the claims lack substance and are baseless.
Attorney General K.K. Venugopal told the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud that they are ready to address suggestions and accommodate them.
According to the report, any unauthorized person from anywhere in the world can generate Aadhaar ID using the patch which is freely available for Rs 2,500.
the UIDAI has said that it is aware of instances where some schools are refusing admission in absence of Aadhaar.
The UIDAI has promised that the banks meeting the fresh targets by the revised deadline of November, will not face "financial disincentives" between July and October.
The e-Aadhaar printouts can be taken by people from the enrolment centres by giving their name and biometric authentication, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey told PTI.
Experts opine that it will be impossible to manually remove ghost identities that have trickled into the database since 2011.
This comes after several banks had written last year to UIDAI to depute private operators to Aadhaar enrolment centres on the bank premises by procuring their own sets of machines.
UIDAI intends to equate the Aadhaar number with other personal information (PAN, bank account and credit card number) to caution users against placing their personal details in the public domain.
Sharma was also quick to add that the intention behind the disclosure of his 12-digit number was never to abet others to publish or disclose their Aadhaar numbers.
While many activists advocate for UIDAI to be shut down to put an end to the debate, the call has had little success over the months.
The UIDAI, in a statement also stressed upon the fact that a number stored in the contact list cannot steal data from a mobile phone.