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The #eShram portal was launched recently for India's unorganised workers. A unique 12-digit Universal Account Number (UAN) will be provided for each registered person, and there are benefits.

If you want a lowdown on the portal, follow this thread 👇🏽 1/n
internetfreedom.in/the-e-shram-po…
Initial benefits include insurance of Rs. 1 lakh for partial disability and Rs. 2 lakh for permanent disability or death. The government aims to provide social security benefits through this portal, like: maternity and educational benefits, pensions, PF benefits, & more. 2/n
Welfare is being centralised: the UAN number will be valid across the country and will help with providing social security benefits regardless of a worker's location.

Sounds good, but here's the catch: #eShram registration is online and #Aadhaar is mandatory. 3/n
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With an increasingly reliable data of infections, hospitalisations and deaths despite vaccination, it would be prudent and a legal obligation to revoke all permissions of emergency use of vaccines. Ignoring these conditions and deaths is criminal negligence. @WHO @CDCgov @US_FDA Image
#MIGPAR Action: Israel: “There are so many breakthrough infections that they dominate and most of the hospitalized patients are actually vaccinated,” says Uri Shalit, a bioinformatician at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) sciencemag.org/news/2021/08/g…. #DigitalIndia @PTLB
Almost half of Covid-19 patients admitted to hospital so far this week have been fully vaccinated, the HSE director-general has said thetimes.co.uk/article/half-o…. #DigitalIndia #IndiaAt75
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#RightsCon2021
#LiveToday: Join @PrasanthTweets, @VrindaBhandari, Dan Yair, & @sardarbinyan as they discuss the current state of COVID-19 litigation at @rightscon 2021.
rightscon.summit.tc/t/2021/events/…
#DigitalRights #Covid19
. @SFLCin has assisted in the filing of a writ petition challenging the Liberalised Pricing and Accelerated National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy before the Kerala High Court.
sflc.in/sflcin-assists…
#petition #Vaccination #VaccinationForAll
The liberalised pricing policy has allowed a multi-track procurement process & a differential vaccine pricing mechanism where vaccines will be supplied by the two Vaccine Manufacturers, @SerumInstIndia as well as @BharatBiotech to the Center, the States & private hospitals.
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#Update
Date extended for 'Draft #Aadhaar Regulations 2021' till June 21, 2021.
@SFLCin had written to the @UIDAI seeking extension of the stakeholder consultation period and to be in compliance with the Pre-Legislative Consultation Policy.
#DigitalDefenders #Policy #AadhaarCard
The letter also highlighted that the Pre-Legislative Policy requires proactive publication of the proposed legislation on the internet and through other means. sflc.in/sflcin-writes-…
The draft document was released by the UIDAI from May 20, 2021 to June 2, 2021 which is less than the 30 day period stipulated by the Pre-Legislative Consultation Policy. The deadline has now been increased till June21, 2021.
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Draft Aadhaar (Authentication and Offline Verification) Regulations, 2021 - uidai.gov.in/images/Draft_A…

Draft put for consultation 'silently' by @UIDAI on May 20, 2021 and closing by June 2, 2021.

Some highlights on thread.

@SFLCin @internetfreedom @nixxin
The proposed regulations will supersede the Aadhaar (Authentication) Regulations, 2016 uidai.gov.in/images/regulat…

Context : This is the regulation relating to Authentication coming after #Aadhaar Amendments and the Aadhaar Good Governance Rules 2020
TLDR - This regulations is around authentication framework, including offline verification appointment of requesting entities and AUA/ASA, Obligations of Offline Verification Seeking Entities (OVSE), eKYC guidelines, regulations around logs, audit, transaction data
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Why are engineers and technologists running vaccination in #india @drharshvardhan @PMOIndia ? The #cowin portal leads to exclusion of those who don't have smart phones, aren't tech savvy, are women, have data packs. Don't you see ground realities before coming out with policies?
Also please refer us to the official document which is not an FAQ that mandates #cowin for vaccination
Until recently #cowin was only available in English. India isn't Bangalore.
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Gujarat High Court begins to hear to the suo motu petition on Covid Care in the State of Gujarat

#GujaratCoronaUpdate #gujarathighcourt
Senior Advocate Percy Kavina begins his submission

*Insistence of admitting only via 108 - this is stonewalling
*#Remdisivir is not available. If 100 is asked, 4 or 5 are available.
*Availability of Ambulance
Senior Advocate Percy Kavina - Surat is on 4 hour oxygen timeline.

"In the time this hearing will take 5-6 persons may die"

#GujaratCoronaUpdate #GujaratHighCourt
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#WatchtheState

In light of the ongoing #COVID19 crisis in India, Watch the State @project_polis is putting out a thread of reported instances of #StateViolence in relation to the #COVIDSecondWave.

Thread:
India is running out of oxygen, #Covid19 patients are dying–because the govt wasted time: It took 8 months to invite bids for over 150 #oxygen generation plants. 6 months later, most still aren’t up & running. @psychia90 & @VijaytaL report for @scroll_in.
scroll.in/article/992537…
Bharuch General Hospital is the largest govt-run COVID-19 center in #Gujarat’s Bharuch district. On 16 April, there was only 1 doctor & 5 nurses. The hospital had 72 patients almost all of whom had severe #COVID19 symptoms. @chahat_rana1 @thecaravanindia
caravanmagazine.in/health/three-h…
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#Aadhaar is a merely a number that is assigned to demographic and biometric data that is never certified, verified, or audited by anyone.

Why then is everyone being coerced to get an Aadhaar and link it to a PAN that already provides verified tax history?

This thread reports: Thread explaining the curious case of the PAN-Aadhaar LinkagAadhaar is not unique, is not certified, verified, or audite
In 2017 there were only 1,544 fake #PAN numbers according Minister of State for Finance, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, then @FinMinIndia, http://164.100.24.220/loksabhaquestions/annex/12/AU980.pdf
When Former Supreme Court Justice, P.B. Sawant had already highlighted that there are at least 580 million (58 crore) suspect #Aadhaar cards why would @finminIndia and @cbdt want to link #PAN to Aadhaar which increases the chance of fake PANs?
indianexpress.com/article/opinio… At least 58 crore Aadhaar numbers are suspected fakes and ha
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From #AzimPremji to #MukeshAmbani – India's richest men and where they donate

By @SanchDash
💸 India has the third largest number of #billionaires in the world.

💸 The rich have also been spending in CSR activities and philanthropy.

💸 Here’s a look at India’s richest people and the sectors they donated in, as per the Hurun India Wealth Report 2020.

@HurunReportInd
👉 Azim Premji

@Wipro founder's contribution to philanthropy is not unknown. Premji is the top donor in education and environmental sustainability giving away ₹7,867 crore and ₹35 crore respectively.

@HurunReportInd
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Today, I took a shot of #CovidShield vaccine at Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai..
Some important guidelines to be followed by those who have yet not registered on #AyogyaSetuApp or Cowin website..
1) Registeration is done through #Aadhaar card..If you are 60+ then only #Aadhaar +
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+ will suffice..If you are between 45 and 60 then you must have been suffering from #Comorbidity .
You have to get your comorbidity medical certificate from a RMP..Choose vaccination centre near to ur place..Prescribed format of medical certificate is attached in screen shot.
2/7
2) Before visiting vaccination centre, you must take proper intake of food.
3) You have to carry your original #Aadhaar card only, if you are not having any comorbidity..In case you have comorbidity then you have to also carry your original medical certificate issued by a +
3/7
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Do you want to know what can be done with just one Aadhaar OTP?

- Can open a Bank Account
- Can get a new SIM Card
- Can sign Digital Mandates (e-NACH)

Doesn't matter if you are doing it or fraud is doing it on your behalf. All it takes OTP.

#KYC #Aadhaar Thread ⬇️
Refer to this Article, There are thousands of bank account opened by Airtel without a person's consent, they're sold to other users for just ₹50/100

The process is very simple, the agent who is issuing a SIM card can open the account by using a thumb.

ecoti.in/w2vhAb
There is no single portal where people can go & see all their active SIM Cards, e-NACH/AutoPay mandates, Bank Accounts and cancel them if they want.

This is the biggest product failure. RT and let @UIDAI @NPCI_NPCI @dilipasbe @PMOIndia do something to prevent our KYC and data.
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[BREAKING] Supreme Court dismisses review petitions challenging 2018 Aadhaar judgment; Justice DY Chandrachud dissents

#Aadhaar
#SupremeCourt

barandbench.com/news/litigatio…
The majority judges held that no case is made out for review of the Court's September 2018 judgment which had upheld Aadhaar including passage of Aadhaar Act as money bill.

#Aadhaar #SupremeCourt
Justice DY Chandrachud, however, dissented citing another 5-judge Bench ruling which had expressed doubts on correctness of Aadhaar verdict with regard to issue of passage of Aadhaar Act as money bill. It had therefore referred that legal issue to a larger Bench.

#aadhaar
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So #COVID19Vaccination has its own app - tech infra management - #CoWIN.#Thread to keep a watch on this. It is *as* important or even more important than @SetuAarogya app Page 45 of web.archive.org/web/2021010921… CoVID-19 Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN): The Digital Platform
High level overview of CoWIN- VIN operations.
cowin.gov.in/home - is the website and app.cowin.gov.in/home is the app backend for CoWIN beneficiary registration and AEFI management
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We wrote to Chief Minister of Haryana, Shri @mlkhattar , and Principal Secy of Information Technology Department, Shri V. Umashankar against the mandatory imposition of Aadhaar in Parivar Pehchaan Patra and de-facto imposition of Parivar Pehchaan Patra.

sflc.in/letter-governm…
The Government of Haryana has made #Aadhaar mandatory for Parivar Pehchaan Patra. This step by the Government of Haryana is in violation of the judgment of the Supreme Court in Justice Puttaswamy v. Union of India (2019 (1) SCC 1).
sflc.in/letter-governm…
According to #Puttaswamy (2019), #Aadhaar can be made mandatory only for:

a. filing IT returns; and

b. for availing government subsidies from the Consolidated Fund of India.
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Lets look how #FASTag is well coordinated for a single agenda - sale of public funded highways to global finance and select interests (who may/may not fund electoral bonds).

Also, a side look on how Federalism is being eaten for breakfast by @CMOTamilNadu #Loot #Alert #Thread
If you own a car / transport business, #FASTag would have been the new #Aadhaar for you with incessant messages / deadlines for mandatory #FASTag et al.

There is lot more to #FASTag than just convinience - Read thewire.in/political-econ…

Infrastructure financing, Surveillance etc
The 25 odd years of highway development in India, has seen many different models.

The age old one being - state (Central / State govt) building (and maintaining) highways with its own money from its budget. This is called 'Publicly Funded Highways'
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#EPWConversations: Today, @AnupamSaraph and @sanjana_krishn will be talking about their work on PAN and Aadhaar linkage from epw_in’s handle. We invite you to join the conversation and ask questions. They will present their paper in this #thread.
Also, you can view their responses to questions and comments in this thread:
Why is it curious that Ministry of Finances insists to link #Aadhaar with #PAN? The ministry has not made public any information leading to the decision to introduce #139AA that mandates quoting #Aadhaar to obtain a #PAN or to file return of income incometaxindia.gov.in/Acts/Finance%2…
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India’s Unique ID (#Aadhaar) and Tax ID (Permanent Account Number or PAN) are being merged by the
Ministry of Finance. Should this be a concern?
In 2017, the Minister of State for Finance, Santosh Kumar Gangwar, in his reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, indicated that there were only 1,544 fake PAN numbers http://164.100.24.220/loksabhaquestions/annex/12/AU980.pdf
Former Supreme Court Justice, P B Sawant highlighted that there are at least 580 million (58 crore) suspect #Aadhaar cards. Read more: indianexpress.com/article/opinio…
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Today, two years ago, on September 26, 2018, the Supreme Court of India passed the landmark judgement that decided the fate of the #Aadhaar project in India. 
Link: indiankanoon.org/doc/116396036/
The focus of the judgement was on the constitutionality of the provisions of the #Aadhaar Act.
Link: indiacode.nic.in/handle/1234567…
The Court’s failure to find the #Aadhaar project unconstitutional was widely criticised for not addressing the problems of social exclusion and destruction fundamental rights.
Link: epw.in/engage/article…
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#Thread: The Indian government on Aug 27 released a data management policy for National Digital Health Mission. The policy is a framework for how data with the mission, by hospitals, health companies, startups, etc, will be governed. #DigitalHealth 1/n medianama.com/2020/08/223-na…
The government has given only ONE WEEK for the public to respond to and give their inputs on the policy. It’s a blatant deadline and goes against the spirit of consultative policy making. 2/n medianama.com/2020/08/223-na…
A week is not enough for civil society to respond to concerns, or for businesses to weigh cost-benefit. In fact, it violates the govt’s own Pre-Legislative Consultative Policy, which requires a 30-day consultation period for policies released by govt ministries/departments: 3/n
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1/n Rethink Aadhaar & Article 21 Trust anchored a session on Surveillance & Technology at the Janta Parliament on 18 August 2020. More than 100 people attended & voted. Thread - Highlights from the session illustrated by @kruttikasusarla rethinkaadhaar.in/blog/2020/8/24…
2/n @PaliSamuel presided over the session and highlighted “mass ostracization and harassment” faced by those who had their personal information on health status, travel history released in the public domain. Key guiding question: where is “trust” between people & the Govt. Image
3/n Keynote address by Usha Ramanathan - similarities between the exploitation of natural resources & collection of data. Must be more transparency on the relationship between state & corporate entities on data extractive practices with minimum regulatory oversight Image
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