#AadhaarFail Swachh Bharat Mission Portal Leaks Aadhaar Details
Never to be outdone, Swachh Bharat Mission, among the arms of the Ministry of Water and Sanitation, too had shared details on their website
That is a hashtag on Twitter that captures the missteps that are several that Aadhaar has survived in the last couple of months: #AadhaarFail
On Monday, it again got traction as Chandigarh’s Food and Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department shared Unique Identification (UID) numbers of lots of men and women on their website.
Never to be outdone, Swachh Bharat Mission, among the arms of the Ministry of Water and Sanitation, too had shared details on their website. The elements comprise Aadhaar and ration card and Voter ID numbers. It also includes caste status. Express accessed each one of these details on their web site and details of which have been taken off.
In light of the Supreme Court’s recent questions to the Centre, this is bound to put more heat because, on Saturday, Jharkhand government put up similar on the authorities concerned to prevent the leaks
details. Depending on the Aadhaar Act, its Section 29 (4) states: “No Aadhaar number or core biometric information collected or created under this particular Act in respect of an Aadhaar nu mber holder shall be printed, exhibited or posted publicly, except for the goals as may be specified by regulations.” It looks like a great deal of the people has neglected to read this piece.
Filed FIRs against eight unauthorized sites in New Delhi for promising Aadhaar-related services, and illegally collecting Aadhaar numbers and enrollment details from individuals.
About the Swacch Bharat Mission web site, which includes maximum details of beneficiaries from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh, the aspects include Aadhaar number, family ID, family card number as well as voter identification number.
In the instance of Chandigarh’s Food and Supplies and Consumer Affairs section, the aspects contain ration card and Aadhaar numbers apart from kerosene IDs and family details and addresses.
This is horrific. These matters should be secret, but what's happening now is nobody knows what rules and the norms are when it comes to putting these details up on the Net. The ministry took it down within hours, but that is enough for people on the other side of the globe to possess access to it, and nobody can guarantee why these details are not picked up by strangers.
The UIDAI has to be more liable when it comes to violations in this way because if my bank details are manufactured public, anybody can have access to it? Is there any way people can whine relating to this breach of private details?” asked Usha Ramanathan, an unaffiliated law researcher studying Aadhaar since 2009.
Communist Party leader D Raja is all set to meet with Vice President Hamid Ansari, questioning the authorities' intentions to make Aadhaar mandatory, regardless of the fact that the case is pending before the Supreme Court. But, how to divulge my personal details when everything is being put on the web site. Look at what the Jharkhand government did? Isn’t it a breach of trust? The brief discussion didn’t give anything, and the questions remain, although this was raised by lots of members in the Rajya Sabha. Leaking advice that is private without prior permission is a security breach that is social. In some states, pupils need to provide the Aadhaar number for mid-day meal scheme, which like the Supreme Court said isn’t required at all as it is a welfare system. Several of the companies who are enrolling these details have access to foreign investigative agencies which puts us at risk and that is the rationale I’m writing it to the Vp,” Raja said.