Govt to soon share MoUs with citizens on ‘potential’ sharing of Aadhaar for future plans

The government will soon be sending you a form through an e-mail, SMS or asking you to access it online on a website, all “likely” of your Aadhaar details to avail benefits in the “future” government. Sharing” is asking for your permission. For schemes and “creation of Aadhaar linked database”.

An order issued by the UIDAI said that the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has received requests from various government ministries and departments to provide “guidance” with regard to the use of Aadhaar-related data for future plans. Many ministries already collect such data during the implementation of the respective public welfare schemes.

UIDAI has shared a form with the government which can be submitted to a citizen to seek their consent. The form states that the citizen gives his consent to share his Aadhaar number, demographic details and photograph to confirm his identity for the purpose of determining his eligibility for government welfare programs run by the Centre. State Governments.

“I understand that the Government of India will maintain an Aadhaar-seed database containing my Aadhaar number, photograph and demographic information and that the Government shall ensure that necessary mechanisms are in place to ensure the safety, security and confidentiality of such information in accordance with applicable laws. , rules and regulations.”

The one-time consent of a citizen will enable the government to create an ‘Aadhaar-SEED database’, which can be used by all ministries of the central government and states to link all their welfare schemes. As of now, Aadhaar details are collected separately for each scheme through the Aadhaar authentication system to authenticate the identity of an individual and to enroll on the portal to avail subsidies, benefits and other services.

However, it is mentioned in the form that the citizen can revoke his ‘No Objection’ given in the form, and reserves the right to withdraw the same at any time in future through an exit communication.