P Sangeetha, a 2004-batch IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre, was appointed as the Deputy Director General (DDG) for the UIDAI Regional Office, Hyderabad.
The reports said that the glitch had left Aadhaar users in a lurch, even as EPF and PAN linking deadline looms.
Mobile companies, schools and banks cannot ask for Aadhaar now. But must for PAN and IT returns.
UIDAI, the nodal agency that issues the 12-digit number, however, dismissed the report and said that the claims lack substance and are baseless.
the UIDAI has said that it is aware of instances where some schools are refusing admission in absence of Aadhaar.
The UIDAI has clarified regarding media report about the alleged data breach from a website aadhaar.epfoservices.com.
Why does UIDAI need to collect 'meta data' of citizens for Aadhaar authentication, asks Supreme Court
The bench had also said that if biometric authentication is attached to every transaction entered into by a person, it would "form a wealth of information" necessitating the need for data protection.
Drawing a distinction between itself and such companies, UIDAI said Aadhaar is only matching biometrics, while the other global companies are using learning tools for analysis of data.
The UIDAI today said it does not have information about bank accounts, health records, or financial and property details of Aadhaar holders, and "will never have" such details in its database.
The hearing on the petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar and its enabling 2016 law would resume on April 3.