Free Press Journal
  • Willing to extend deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to March 31, 2018: Centre to SC

    New Delhi: The Centre today informed theSupreme Court that it was willing to extend till March 31 next year the deadline fixed for mandatory linking of Aadhaar for availing various services and welfare schemes. The Supreme Court now will be setting up a five-judgeConstitution Bench next week to hear several pleas seeking an interim stay on the Centre’s decision of mandatory linking ofAadhaar. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra was

  • Indore: Girl fails to get Aadhaar card even after 12 attempts, moves HC for justice

    Indore: An LLB student moved the Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court as she failed to get her name linked to Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for Aadhaar card. It is said that the poor girl attempted at least 12 times in last six year for linking without any success.

  • Select post offices in Maharashtra begin Aadhaar enrolment

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra circle of the Department of Posts has started its Aadhaar enrolment facility at select post offices across the state. The facility was inaugurated at the GPO by Chief Post Master General (CPMG) H C Agrawal on Thursday. Four-year-old Soham Sonawane became the first individual to get enrolled for his Aadhaar card at the GPO.

  • Aadhaar weapon against benami property: PM Modi

    Noting that Aadhaar is helping in bringing about an “irreversible change” in people’s interest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Unique Identification Number will work as a “big wea-pon” in the fight against benami property, too.

  • Interim relief on Aadhaar: Supreme Court may consider plea next week

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked a batch of petitioners to mention next week their plea for extension of interim relief on linking bank accounts and mobile numbers with the Aadhaar scheme. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud asked senior counsel Shyam Diwan to mention the matter next week.  The deadlines for linking of bank accounts and mobile numbers with Aadhaar are December

  • Aadhaar data are fully safe and secure; no data leak or breach, says UIDAI

    New Delhi: Responding to some media reports, which alleged that “210 Government sites made Aadhaar info public”, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has said that the Aadhaar data is fully safe and secure, and there has never been a breach or data leak at the UIDAI.

  • Supreme Court rejects TMC MLA’s plea against linking Aadhaar with bank accounts

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea filed by a Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA challenging the linking of bank accounts with Aadhaar. The apex court said there were several petitions challenging Aadhaar which were already pending before it and it cannot entertain thousands of pleas raising similar issue.

  • Linking Aadhaar with insurance policies mandatory: Irdai

    New Delhi, Regulator Irdai today said linkage of the unique identity number Aadhaar with insurance policies is mandatory and asked insurers to comply with the statutory norms. “The Authority clarifies that, linkage of Aadhaar number to Insurance Policies is mandatory under the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017,” the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (Irdai) said.

  • New telecom policy likely by Feb: Govt

    The govt will not disconnect mobile numbers of people who do not have the Aadhaar, Centre has  clarified. Also, 1st phase of Bharat net project will be completed by Nov.

  • Tata Capital launches Aadhaar based e-KYC platform for loans

    Mumbai: The financial services arm of Tata Group, Tata Capital, has launched an Aadhaar-based biometric Know Your Customer (KYC) process to help streamline the KYC authentication process for its select loans, making the process more convenient for customers and completely paperless.

  • Supreme Court to hear plea challenging validity of Aadhaar Act tomorrow

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear tomorrow a petition challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. The matter was mentioned before a bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar and the counsel representing the petitioner sought an urgent hearing, saying similar pleas were already listed for hearing before the apex court tomorrow.