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After Sonia Gandhi, DMK's Kanimozhi raises the issue of delayed and reduced maternity benefits

In states like Tamil Nadu and Odisha, maternity benefits are relatively superior, both in terms of what they offer, and the number of beneficiaries. Tamil Nadu has had a maternity entitlement programme in place since 1987, and as of now, pregnant mothers in the State get Rs 14,000 in cash and a nutritional kit of Rs 4,000 for the first two pregnancies.

Giving Aadhaar number in lieu of PAN? You might be fined for giving wrong information

Section 272B of the Income Tax Act provides for a levy of Rs 10,000 every time a wrong ID number is quoted.

Aadhaar enabled payment system growth slows in FY20

AePS facilitates cashless transactions through biometric authentication. According to NPCI, which runs the platform, biometric-based transactions grew by 10% to 208 million transactions in October 2019 from 189 million in April. October usually sees high transactions because of the festive season and higher remittance from urban to rural areas.

Giving Aadhaar number in lieu of PAN? Make sure you have linked both. Here's why

CBDT issued a notification in August where it stated that if someone without a PAN card quotes their Aadhaar number, then the income tax department will consider this an auto-application for PAN and it will be issued to the individual.

Government to check for inconsistencies in Household Expenditure survey

The meeting took place in the wake of a leaked draft of the Household Consumer Expenditure survey report showing a decline in consumer spending in rural India in 2017-18. MoSPI, which had junked the survey, said it would not use it for official purposes but was examining its repercussions and impact on all base revision of various economic indicators.

How to apply for Aadhaar card without documents

Aadhaar card is an important document. To apply for Aadhaar card, you must have valid ID proof and address proof. However, you can still apply for Aadhaar card if you do not have the required documents. Here are two ways to apply for Aadhaar card.

As Alphabet chief, Pichai joins global CEO A-list

Founders Brin, Page step down; Pichai, who remains Google CEO, to run world’s third most valuable firm that currently faces regulatory scrutiny. Investors have rewarded Google stock, with the company’s market cap doubling to nearly $900 billion since Pichai took over. Pichai studied in IIT-Kharagpur before moving to Stanford University for his Masters.

Ajay Bhushan Pandey, author of the Aadhaar story, humbled by its global recognition

The journey wasn’t easy and faced obstacles, including legal challenges that went up to the Supreme Court.

Piped-water scheme to be Aadhaar-linked

According to an official document of the Jal Shakti ministry, which is implementing the ambitious programme of providing tap water connection to every household (‘har ghar nal se jal’) in less than five years, the Aadhaar link will be done for “targeted delivery and monitoring of specific outcomes”.

'One Nation One Ration Card' to be effective nationwide from June: Ram Vilas Paswan

Under the initiative, eligible beneficiaries would be able to avail their entitled food grains under the National Food Security Act from any Fair Price Shop (FPS) in the country using the same ration card. The facility of inter-state portability under the 'One Nation One Ration Card' initiative would be available only through the FPSs having fully online ePoS devices.

90% of people trust data is safe with Aadhaar: Report

The study relied on insights from two national household surveys on Aadhaar, conducted between May and September 2019 and captured the experience of over 167,000 residents, which makes it the largest primary dataset on the use of Aadhaar.

Most Aadhaar holders believe data safe, subsidies assured

But 90% of people with Aadhaar believe, wrongly, that providing the number is mandatory for bank a/cs.

SC notice on plea challenging law on private entities using Aadhaar

The petition by retired army officer S G Vombatkere and social activist Bezwada Wilson has urged the top court to declare the Aadhaar and other laws (Amendment) Act, 2019, and the Aadhaar (Pricing of Aadhaar Authentication Services) Regulations, 2019, to be ultra vires, and to issue a mandamus asking private entities not to access and store the Aadhaar database of their customers.

Aadhaar-property linking not an easy road: Experts

The Supreme Court in September last year had upheld the Constitutional validity of Aadhaar, making it a legal proof of identity and address for over 1.2 billion holders.

21 UIDAI-run Aadhaar Seva Kendras now operational

These are in addition to 35,000 Aadhaar enrolment centers run by Banks, Post Offices and state governments, the UIDAI said in a statement.

Norms of Aadhaar KYC eased, not of changing address in Aadhaar card

The press statement is issued in clarification with the reference to Aadhaar KYC. According to the statement, only norms related to Aadhaar KYC is eased and not in the change of address in the Aadhaar card.

No proposal to link social media accounts of individuals to Aadhaar: Ravi Shankar Prasad

"There is no such proposal with the government for linking Aadhaar with social media accounts of individuals," Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha. He was replying to a specific query on whether the government proposes to enact a law for linking Aadhaar with social media accounts of individuals.

SC seeks Centre's reply on plea against changes in law allowing private firms to use Aadhaar data

A bench, comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justice B R Gavai, took note of the plea filed by S G Vombatkere, who alleged that the 2019 amendments into the Aadhaar Act was violative of the earlier apex court judgments. Earlier, a five-judge constitution bench, while upholding the validity of Aadhaar act, had made certain exceptions.

Aadhaar optional, not mandatory for property registration under law, AAP government tells High Court

"Similarly, for mutation of land, Aadhaar is again used as one of the identity proof document. It if further mentioned that production of Aadhaar is not a mandatory requirement for registration of property documents as there is no such provision in the Registration Act, 1908," the Delhi government has said in its affidavit.

Aadhaar optional, not mandatory for property registration under law, AAP government tells High Court

"Similarly, for mutation of land, Aadhaar is again used as one of the identity proof document. It if further mentioned that production of Aadhaar is not a mandatory requirement for registration of property documents as there is no such provision in the Registration Act, 1908," the Delhi government has said in its affidavit.

Bad credit history? You can opt for a payday loan but read this first

A payday loan is an ultra short-term borrowing meant to help the individual tide over a temporary crunch.

CBDT notifies PAN-Aadhaar interchangeability

The Union Budget presented in July had amended Section 139A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 to provide for interchangeability of PAN and Aadhaar number. However, an amendment to give effect to this change in various forms or returns and statements prescribed was pending.

Aadhaar card update: Number of times name, date of birth, gender can be changed in Aadhaar

After putting restrictions on number of times date of birth can be updated in the Aadhaar card, UIDAI has further tightened the rules regarding updation of date of birth. Also, restrictions have been placed on the number of times name and gender can be updated.

Get Aadhaar related help via this Twitter account

UIDAI's help centre Twitter account helps an individual resolve their Aadhaar related queries like updating mobile number, email ID or so on.

13 million farmers in UP would miss out on PM Kisan Nidhi due to ID issues, govt sounds alarm

UP has the largest number of beneficiaries among all states under the scheme. Out of the 79.7 million beneficiaries across the country, almost 18 million are in UP alone.

Sebi issues circular on Aadhaar e-KYC for investors

The circular mentions about the requirements to be fulfilled by entities registered with the UIDAI as KYC User Agency (KUA) as well as for sub-KUA.

After Telangana, Uttar Pradesh uses this code to track subsidies

The Hyderabad-based firm has been providing the subsidy management system to the Telangana government for the last two years and is now in talks with other state governments as well. The solution uses Aadhaar data to verify a person’s identity before he/she can avail a specific government service, or subsidy, thereby eliminating fake or bogus entries.

How to transfer your EPF account online

At the time of switching from the previous job to another one, an individual can transfer money from his/her old EPF account to new one online. However, there are certain conditions that an individual must satisfy while transferring money.

State-wise information on every land holding: Govt plans database with Aadhaar seeding to double farmer income

The group of secretaries on agriculture and allied activities has proposed beginning with a consolidated database, which would have state-wise data of every land holding and its size, Aadhaar number, the area under cultivation, crops being cultivated every season, specific area under different crops, number of bags of urea used.

442% rise in the number of URLs blocked

IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addressed to the question raised by Congress MP Jothimani over removal of “objectionable online content posted on social media.” According to the reply, while the government had blocked 633 URLs in 2016, the number climbed up to 3,433 in 2019 (till October 31), a jump of 442%.

How government pensioners can submit life certificate online

It is mandatory for government pensioners to submit the life certificate (Jeevan Pramaan Patra) at the disbursing authority, usually at the bank. However, pensioners now also have an option to submit the life certificate online.

Everything a pensioner needs to know about submitting Jeevan Pramaan Patra online

If you are a pensioner, November is the month you will be planning a visit to your bank or post office to submit your Jeevan Pramaan Patra or life certificate. The government has now provided an online platform to submit the certificate online.

Supreme court order gives techies 'Aadhaar' to not share unique ID

Employees are citing the SC order from last September to avoid linking Aadhaar to EPFO.

Government amending IT Act to trace rogue messages on WhatsApp

The government has proposed to amend the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 of the IT Act, 2000.

How to buy FASTag, recharge it using Paytm

FASTags are issued by 22 certified banks through various channels such as Point-of-Sale (POS) at National Highway toll plazas and select bank branches, e-commerce platforms like Amazon and mobile wallets like Paytm.

Return of Aadhaar-based e-KYC to make life easier for mutual fund investors

Mutual fund distributors who want to undertake Aadhaar authentication services through KUAs (KYC User Agency) should enter into an agreement with the KUA. They should also get themselves registered with UIDAI as sub-KUAs.

Return of Aadhaar-based e-KYC to make life easier for mutual fund investors

Mutual fund distributors who want to undertake Aadhaar authentication services through KUAs (KYC User Agency) should enter into an agreement with the KUA. They should also get themselves registered with UIDAI as sub-KUAs.

Facial recognition at Chaayos sparks calls for data protection law

Customers at Chaayos took to social media during the last week to complain about the camera technology they said captured images of them without their consent, with no information on what the data would be used for, and no option to opt out.

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank IPO: What you must know before investing in it

The price band for the SFB issue has been fixed in the Rs 36-37 range.

Govt eases rule for change of address in KYC dealings

The changes were made by amending the Prevention of Money Laundering Rules, as per a gazette notification.

India has potential for very rapid economic growth, says Bill Gates

India has the potential for "very rapid" economic growth over the next decade, Bill Gates has said.

How Supreme Court's crucial ruling on tribunals got the least media attention

Of the recent high-profile SC judgments, the one that got the least media attention was the most far-reaching.

Delhi High Court seeks UIDAI's stand on plea to link property with Aadhaar

The court also asked the Centre and the Delhi government to file their response, which they had not despite issuance of notice to them on July 16.

PAN-Aadhaar linking: What will happen if PAN is not linked with Aadhaar by September 30?

The last date for you to link your PAN with your Aadhaar number is September 30, 2019.

WhatsApp admits it could've handled data breach better

WhatsApp told the govt that it could have communicated the issue better, deprting from its earlier stance.

PayNearby launches own micro ATMs at retail shops

The Confederation of ATM industry (CATMi) has announced its plans to shut down nearly 50 per cent of ATMs due to high maintenance cost of software and equipment upgrades.

ET Awards 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal to address powerpacked industry audience

From revival measures to RCEP, from tax changes to trading rules for eCommerce, Sitharaman & Goyal are two ministers in the Modi cabinet whose decisions have made headlines and impacted bottom lines. In less than a fortnight, business leaders will get the opportunity to listen to these two policymakers, who directly influence the country's policy changes.

Uttar Pradesh to link ownership of urban properties to owner's Aadhaar

At present, most Municipal Corporations do not have data of property ownership within their Municipal limits, which often leads to legal disputes.

Soon, income tax department to issue PAN instantly online

According to Sources, the service of issuing PAN instantly online will be launched in the next few weeks. This would also help those individuals having an existing PAN to get a duplicate copy in matter of minutes. The facility will be free of cost.

How to file Aadhaar related complaints

If you are facing a problem at the enrolment centre or haven't received your Aadhaar card yet, then you can file a complaint on the UIDAI's website.

PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline extended to December 31

Earlier, the deadline to PAN with Aadhaar was September 30, 2019.

Population control in India: Plea in Supreme Court against Delhi HC order

The plea in the high court had claimed that the population of India had "marched ahead" of China, as about 20 per cent of Indians did not have Aadhaar and therefore, were not accounted for, and there were also crores of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis living illegally in the country. The petitioner had claimed that population explosion is also the root cause of corruption.

Drop in Aadhaar enrolments in Jammu and Kashmir

J&K has among the lowest Aadhaar coverage among states and union territories, with around 75% of the people enrolling so far.

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde takes oath as 47th CJI

Justice Bobde took oath at a brief ceremony held at the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan. Justice Bobde had said that he would prefer a conservative approach on the issue of disclosing the Collegium's entire deliberations on rejection of names for appointment in the higher judiciary. He succeeds Justice Ranjan Gogoi who demitted office on Sunday.

Faster lane: Only FASTag payments at toll plazas from December 1

Indian highways are switching to electronic toll collection from Dec 1, in pursuit of a better driving experience.

In-principle decision to link Aadhaar with GST registration

The council also decided to a withdraw a circular issued in June which prescribed that the additional discount given by a company to a dealer in certain cases will be liable for GST.

How to book online appointment to get, update Aadhaar at Aadhaar Seva Kendra

New Aadhaar card applicants, as well as existing holders, can book appointments at an Aadhaar Seva Kendra.

Post SC verdict, Ayodhya city gets back to normalcy

The tensed atmosphere in Ayodhya city has started to normalize after the Supreme Court's verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case paving way for the temple construction at the site while allocating 5-acre land to the Sunni Waqf Board. However, barricades were still in place at all the entry and exit points of the town.

9.2 million MSMEs to benefit from fintech era, 49% of them still prefer traditional lending over digital: Survey

Illustrating the increasing popularity of digital payment technology in recent times, the report, by digital payment solution provider further highlights that currently digital payment technology is marked by a high level of MSME user satisfaction.

Social media accounts must not be linked to Aadhaar: Official

ET had reported last week that the ministry of electronics and IT (MeitY) has written to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to seek its opinion on the matter.

New law needed for Aadhaar-social media linkage: UIDAI

Aadhaar Act only allows the use of Aadhaar for schemes and subsidies which are funded out of Consolidated Fund of India.

Aadhaar is back for mutual fund investments

Among the changes announced by the FM was one which was a surprise and a very pleasant one at that.

How to buy FASTag, recharge it online and offline from HDFC Bank

​​With the help of FASTag, you will not have to stop your vehicle at toll plazas to pay the toll. As soon as the vehicle crosses the toll plaza, the toll fee will get deducted from the prepaid wallet linked to the FASTag affixed on car's windscreen.

Law Min considering EC proposal on Aadhaar data of voters to clean up electoral rolls

Sources said the Law Ministry is considering the proposal to tweak the electoral law.

NRIs can now apply for Aadhaar on arrival without 182-day wait

NRIs with valid Indian passport can apply for Aadhaar on arrival, without the 182-day waiting period.

NRIs can now apply for Aadhaar on arrival without 182-day wait

NRIs with valid Indian passport can apply for Aadhaar on arrival, without the 182-day waiting period.

UIDAI nod to ‘voluntary’ use of Aadhaar for National Population Register rollout

Why can't we have just one card for all utilities like Aadhaar, passport, bank account, driving licence & voter card: Amit Shah

One nation, one ration card: Inside food ministry's ambitious scheme to make ration cards portable

The food ministry is moving towards making ration cards portable to help migrant workers.

Want to update Aadhaar? Here's how you can book online appointment at Aadhaar Seva Kendra

UIDAI has started Aadhaar Seva Kendras in some cities. These centers will provide Aadhaar-related services like new enrolment, address update, name update, date of birth updates, etc. ET Online tells you how you can book an online appointment to avail Aadhaar-related services.Want to update Aadhaar? Here's how you can book online appointment at Aadhaar Seva Kendra

Destiny brought Justice Ashok Bhushan in SC bench to hear Ayodhya dispute

Justices Bhushan and S A Nazeer made it to the bench after Justices N V Ramana and U U Lalit, both likely to become chief justice of India in future, recused themselves from hearing the politically sensitive matter in the wake of objections raised by some litigants.

Next CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde part of historic verdicts like Ayodhya, Right to Privacy

Justice Bobde, 63, who would succeed CJI Ranjan Gogoi, would prefer a conservative approach on the issue of disclosing the Collegium's entire deliberations on rejection of names for appointment in the higher judiciary.

Soon, lands will have Aadhaar-like unique ID numbers

Disputes over land, validity of titles & rightful ownership account for two-thirds of pending cases in India.

What are the Aadhaar card details that can be updated without providing documentary proofs?

First of all, to update your mobile number in your Aadhaar, you do not need to provide additional documents.

GST: Aadhaar verification to be mandatory for new dealers from Jan 2020

In the first phase, Aadhaar authentication will be mandatory for new dealers. Afterwards, all those enrolled on GSTN would be asked to provide their Aadhaar numbers.

GST: Aadhaar verification to be mandatory for new dealers from Jan 2020

"Aadhaar authentication of new dealers will be mandatory," Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who heads the group of ministers of GST Network said.

Plea in SC seeking linking of social media accounts with Aadhaar to check fake news

The plea, which seeks to weed out the duplicate, fake and ghost social media accounts, wants the government to link the profiles on such platforms.

No Aadhaar from elsewhere for those excluded from NRC

Biometrics of nearly 39.50 lakh who had filed claims after the final draft obtained.

Is there any proposal to link Aadhaar with social media?: SC asks Centre

The Supreme Court on Friday deferred the Aadhaar-social media linkage matter concerning Facebook for September 24. Asking the government for its stance on the matter and stressing that the matter needs to be decided as early as possible, justice Deepak Gupta said the court may give more time if the union of India is considering framing something in the near future.Is there any proposal to link Aadhaar with social media?: SC asks Centre

SC defers Facebook's Aadhaar-social media linkage matter for September 24

Justice Deepak Gupta said the court may give more time if the Centre is considering framing something in the near future.

View: Aadhaar linkage with social media is troublesome

Linking Indian people's Aadhaar with social media is not a panacea for the fake news plague.

MeitY pings UIDAI on Aadhaar-social media linking

As of now, Aadhaar can be linked only to govt welfare schemes and subsidies that are funded out of the Consolidated Fund of India.

India Post Payments Bank announces the rollout of Aadhaar Enabled Payment Services

The AEPS services will give a strong boost in expanding access to financial services for millions of unbanked and underbanked customers.

Agri ministry to study Ujjwala scheme to improve PM KISAN payment system

The PM Kisan scheme provides cash assistance up to Rs 1600 for new LPG connection and subsidy is transferred subsequently to more than 800 million Aadhar seeded bank accounts on every refill. The Ujjwala scheme uses an Aadhar-based payment mechanism.

View: Don't jump the gun in Infosys governance row

It’s best to leave the determination of Infosys governance issue to the investigation that’s already underway. However, one point is clear. It is in the interest of all stakeholders that a company appropriately verifies any whistle-blower complaint, prior to making a disclosure. A premature disclosure goes against the principles of good corporate governance.

Aadhaar may be used to verify SECC beneficiaries

The rural development ministry will soon launch the exercise to use Aadhaar to assess the socio economic status of all the beneficiaries.

What are the charges you need to pay for Aadhaar card update?

As per the circular, the new charges for updation of demographic details such as name, address and a biometric update will be Rs 50. Earlier it was Rs 25.

Ayodhya verdict author not named, but it bears Justice Chandrachud's imprint

For those familiar with Chandrachud's style, the matter was settled almost beyond reasonable doubt. No other judge sub-divides issues involved in a case into chapters. Be it Aadhaar, right to privacy or Sabarimala, Justice Chandrachud has followed the pattern. In the Ayodhya case, the judgment had 17 chapters from 'A' to 'Q'.

How to use India Post mobile app to access your post office savings accounts

This app can be used by only those customers who have an account in core banking enabled post office. KYC of the account should be complete beforehand. The account should have internet banking and mobile banking services enabled.

Aadhaar to ensure farmers, not middlemen, get benefits

Government to begin a pilot project in four districts of Odisha this kharif harvest.

Aadhaar holders without PAN to be auto-applied for PAN from Sept 1

As per the notification, the new rules regarding the allotment of PAN and quoting of Aadhaar number instead of PAN have come into effect from September 1, 2019.

The seven reforms that made MGNREGS more useful

While there is always room for improvement, a lot has been achieved through these reforms under MGNREGS.

Linking Aadhaar with social media can lead to insidious profiling of people

Aadhaar is a unique identifier which ties across databases — driving licence and vehicular registration, PAN, social security benefits, employment records, pension funds, provident funds, school admissions

Is this Aadhaar of the future? Facial biometric technology-based chip-enabled cards issued

It will make the identification of the SID holder more reliable and efficient, while protecting their dignity and privacy. India had made a presentation on this technology at ILO .

Govt saves $1.54 bn in first year of fertiliser DBT implementation: MSC study

The fertiliser DBT has boosted transparency by real-time tracking of the movement, requirement, and availability of stocks.

Government plans to set up PM KISAN call centre

At present there is a helpline number for farmers to register complaints and seek information, but there have been complaints galore that farmers have not been getting any response from the helpline.

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