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Professor, Future Designer, Author, Impossible idealist in search of what the world can be
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Mar 31, 2021 43 tweets 34 min read
#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
Aug 9, 2020 13 tweets 4 min read
Questions for the @narendramodi @PrakashJavdekar @Jairam_Ramesh @moefcc on India's commitment to the environment and the purpose and validity of the #EIA2020 India emits about 4.85 GT of Carbon every year. It absorbs less than 0.28 GT of carbon through its existing forest and tree cover. How can the Ministry claim it is assessing environmental impact if there is no public record of carbon emissions projects cleared by the ministry?
Sep 27, 2019 26 tweets 6 min read
Thread on India's actions to address the Climate Emergency #FridaysForFuture @GretaThunberg @GeorgeMonbiot India in its NDC committed to:
(a) Create an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent through additional forest and tree cover by 2030.
(b) Reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33 to 35 percent by 2030 from 2005 level.
pib.gov.in/newsite/mbErel…
Jul 6, 2019 4 tweets 3 min read
@nsitharaman
Opens up bonanza for black money & fake GST credits as she allows use of uncertified, unverified and unaudited #Aadhaar
In place of PERMANENT Account Numbers.

At least 58 crore Aadhaar are suspected to be benami to facilitate black economy.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india… The #Aadhaar doesn't identify anyone, is useless to do authentication for identification, doesn't take any responsibility.

The UIDAI doesn't even know the source or authenticity of the demographic and biometric data associated with an Aadhaar.
indianexpress.com/article/opinio…
Oct 31, 2018 20 tweets 9 min read
#Thread on the Ghosts of #Aadhaar

Are subsidies, benefits and services from the Consolidated Fund of india being siphoned by the Ghosts and duplicates of Aadhaar? In order to assign an #Aadhaar number at least two Primary IDs are required by the UIDAI - one as proof of identity and another as a proof of address. uidai.gov.in/enrolment-upda…
Mar 22, 2018 15 tweets 6 min read
Tweet storm on how India has built a worse manipulation engine for elections than Cambridge Analytica When #Facebook allowed third parties to colonise your relationship with them, they corrupted the purpose for which you and Facebook came together medium.com/@anupamsaraph/…
Nov 11, 2017 6 tweets 2 min read
Some questions arising from his blog that I hope @ceo_uidai will clarify Isn't it delusional to declare every person holding a bank account not linked to #Aadhaar a criminal?
Jun 19, 2017 64 tweets 12 min read
Thread on How #Aadhaar linkage can destroy banks # @RBI is empowered by the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 to regulate payment systems in the country. rbidocs.rbi.org.in/rdocs/Publicat…