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12 Jun
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
As on 12th June 2020, over 17000 Aadhaar Kendra run by our registrars namely Banks, India Post, State Governments, BSNL and CSC are functional across the country. More centres will become operational as per the local situation soon. 1/6
You can search for nearest one from: appointments.uidai.gov.in/easearch.aspx. Besides these, 31 UIDAI-run #AadhaarSevaKendra are also functional. These are:
1. Agra - Sanjay Place
2. Ahmedabad – Akshardham Temple Road, Shahibaug
3. Bengaluru - South End Circle
4. Chandigarh - Sector 17A
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5.Chennai – Koyembedu
6.Daman - Dabhel Check Post
7.Delhi - Akshardham
8.Delhi - Inderlok Metro Mall
9.Dhanbad - Saraidhela
10.Guwahati - Ulubari
11.Hisar - Metropolis Mall
12.Hubli - Club road
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18 May
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Dear All,
Our registrars are preparing for resuming of Aadhaar services wherever it is being permitted by the state/ district authorities as per the new guidelines of #Lockdown4 . 1/3
You may check available appointment slots in your area on the our appointment portal appointments.uidai.gov.in/bookappointmen… or mAadhaar App. 2/3
Pls follow the advisory issued by your local administration related to #Lockdown4 . Once services resume, social distancing in and outside the Aadhaar Kendra will be mandated. 3/3
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19 Feb
#PressRelease 18 Feb 2020 Aadhaar is not a citizenship document 1/n
There are news items in certain section of media regarding UIDAI issuing notices of inquiry to some residents for obtaining Aadhaar on false pretence on the complaints from the State Police which suspect them of being illegal immigrants. 2/n
UIDAI clarifies that these reports are not presented in correct perspective and Aadhaar has got nothing to do with the citizenship issue as such. 3/n
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17 Apr 19
#PressStatement
17th April 2019
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has dismissed the news reports about alleged theft of data of 7.82 crore residents from UIDAI’s Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR)... 1/n
...which has been published in a section of media in connection with the news relating to the FIR filed against IT Grid (India) on the basis of a complaint by Telangana Police. 2/n
UIDAI said that it’s CIDR and servers are completely safe and fully secure and no illegal access was made to its CIDR and no data has been stolen from its servers. 3/n
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18 Oct 18
The Department of Telecommunications @DoT_India and Unique Identification Authority of India in a #JointPressStatement today clarified that a few news reports in the media which state that 50 cr mobile nos., are at the risk of disconnection, are completely untrue & imaginary 1/n
The news report tries to create unnecessary panic among mobile users by claiming that “they stare a prospect of disconnection if SIM cards procured on the basis of Aadhaar verification are not backed up by a fresh identification”. 2/n
The joint statement clarifies that the Hon’ble Supreme Court in its judgement in Aadhaar case has nowhere directed that the mobile number which has been issued through Aadhaar eKYC has to be disconnected. 3/n
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26 Sep 18
Hon’ble SC: “The architecture of Aadhaar as well as the provisions of the Aadhaar Act do not tend to create a surveillance state.” (Pg 541 of the landmark judgment) @PMOIndia @rsprasad @PIB_India #Aadhaar4Development @MIB_India
Hon’ble SC: “...there is no data collection on the movements of such individuals, when they avail benefits under Section 7 of the Act thereby ruling out the possibility of creating their profiles.” (Pg 552 of the landmark judgment)
Hon’ble SC: “it is very difficult to create profile of a person simply on the basis of biometric and demographic information stored in CIDR.” (Pg 543 of the landmark judgment)
#AadhaarVerdict #Aadhaar4Development
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11 Sep 18
#PressStatement
UIDAI hereby dismisses a news report appearing in social and online media about Aadhaar Enrolment Software being allegedly hacked as completely incorrect and irresponsible. 1/n
The claims lack substance and are baseless. UIDAI further said that certain vested interests are deliberately trying to create confusion in the minds of people which is completely unwarranted. 2/n
Claims made in the report about Aadhaar being vulnerable to tampering leading to ghost entries in Aadhaar database by purportedly bypassing operators’ biometric authentication to generate multiple Aadhaar cards is totally baseless. 3/n
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5 Aug 18
#PressStatement
In view of the attempts by few Aadhaar opponents to spread rumours and scare mongering against Aadhaar in the backdrop of appearance of an old Aadhaar helpline number in mobile phones... 1/n
...it may be noted that the Google has clarified that UIDAI’s old contact number 18003001947 was added by it “inadvertently” along with police/fire number 112 in 2014 and has since been continuing through sync mechanism. It has also expressed its regret for the same. 2/n
Google has also assured that it will fix this inadvertent error in their next release and stated that the users may, if they wish, can delete the number. 3/n
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3 Aug 18
#PressStatement In the wake of some media reports on default inclusion of UIDAI’s outdated & invalid Toll free no. 1800-300-1947 in contact list of Android phones... 1/n
... It is clarified that, UIDAI has not asked or communicated to any manufacturer or service provider for providing any such facility whatsoever. 2/n
It is emphasised that the said 18003001947 is not a valid UIDAI Toll free number and some vested interest are trying to create unwarranted confusion in the public. 3/n
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31 Jul 18
#PressStatement
People are advised to refrain from publicly putting their Aadhaar numbers on internet and social media and posing challenges to others. 1/n
This advisory has come with reference to some news items appearing on social media reporting few people publicly posting their Aadhaar numbers on internet and social media and posing challenges to others.  2/n
Such activities are uncalled for and should be refrained as these are not in accordance with the law. Aadhaar is a unique identity which can be authenticated to prove one’s identity for various services, benefits and subsidies. 3/n
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29 Jul 18
Press Statement: UIDAI strongly dismissed the claims made by certain elements on Twitter and a section of Media that they have fetched personal details of Shri Ram Sewak Sharma who is a public servant using his Aadhaar number. 1/n
UIDAI condemns such malicious attempts by few individuals to malign the world’s largest unique identity project - Aadhaar.
UIDAI said that Aadhaar has built the digital trust among people at large and these devious elements are trying to spread misinformation. 2/n
Aadhaar database is totally safe and has proven its security robustness over last eight years.
UIDAI emphatically stated that any information published on Twitter about the said individual Shri RS Sharma was not fetched from Aadhaar database or UIDAI’s servers. 3/n
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3 May 18
Press Statement: UIDAI completely dismisses few reports in social media and online news channels about Aadhaar Enrolment Software being allegedly tampered 1/n
and sold for some money in underground market which purportedly bypasses operators biometric authentication and facilitates making of Aadhaar cards without any documents, as totally baseless, false, misleading, and irresponsible. 2/n
As part of our stringent enrolment and updation process, UIDAI matches all the biometric (10 fingerprints and both iris) of a resident enrolling for Aadhaar with the biometrics of all Aadhaar holders before issuing an Aadhaar. 3/n
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17 Mar 18
UIDAI has advised people not to get carried away or confused with some news appearing in social and other media on Aadhaar pdf being available on Google search on Mera Aadhaar, Meri Pehchan. 1/8
UIDAI said that such news are intended to spread misinformation on India's robust identity system - Aadhaar and are intentional and irresponsible acts of some unscrupulous elements. 2/8
These are far from the reality and have got nothing to do with the security of Aadhaar and its database. As none of the Aadhaar cards shown are taken from UIDAI database.
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13 Mar 18
The Supreme Court on 13th March 2018 has extended the last date for linking of Aadhaar in bank accounts, PAN cards, SIM cards, etc from 31st march 2018 till the date of the final judgement. 1/3
As per the Supreme Court's order dated 13th March 2018, the requirement of Aadhaar for opening new bank accounts and applying for Tatkal passports under the relevant laws continues. 2/3
However for those who do not have Aadhaar, they are required to apply for Aadhaar and provide the Aadhaar application number while applying for availing the aforesaid services. 3/3
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11 Mar 18
UIDAI has dismissed the reports as irresponsible which appeared in a section of social and other media on security of Aadhaar system being questioned on account of a few Aadhaar cards reportedly put on the internet by some unscrupulous elements. 1/n
UIDAI has advised people not to get confused with such reports which are far from the truth and intended to spread misinformation on India's robust identity system - Aadhaar - unnecessarily. 2/n
Publication of Aadhaar cards by some people have absolutely no bearing on UIDAI and not the least on Aadhaar security. Aadhaar as an identity document by its very nature needs to be shared openly with others as and when required and asked for. 3/n
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