The arrest of Ehsaan-Hul-Haq a Pakistani spy has revealed that he had managed to stay undercover as an Indian national by obtaining a fake Aadhaar and Pan card.
Despite the UIDAI putting up disclaimers on its website to spread awareness some Aadhaar enrollment centres continue to dupe people. Reports of such centres charges a higher fee have been reported.
The enrollment of Aadhaar is supposed to be free and the official fee for changing one’s details is only Rs 25.
If your SIM cards are not linked to Aadhaar, it would be deactivated. The Centre has made it clear that all SIM cards must be linked with Aadhaar by February 2018. The Centre said in a notice that Aadhaar mobile linkage was being done as per orders passed by the Supreme Court in February 2017 while hearing the Lokniti foundation case.
The deadline for Aadhaar being mandatory would be extended to December 31, the Centre has told the Supreme Court. The SC is hearing a batch of petitions challenging the decision of the government to make Aadhaar mandatory. The Centre said that at present the deadline for making Aadhaar mandatory was September 31.
Aadhaar will be mandatory for registration of death certificates. The order would come into force from October 1 2017. Under Section 3 (3) of the Registration of Birth and Death Act, 1969, Aadhaar number will be required for the purpose of establishing the identity of the deceased for the purpose of death registration in the following manner:
Aadhaar will now be mandatory for registration of deaths, the government has decided. This would come into effect from October 1 2017. Aadhaar would be required to establish the identity of the deceased for the purpose of death registration, the government said.
Starting June 1 the Andhra Pradesh government will embark on a project of issuing Aadhaar like unique numbers to cattle. The process of linking the Aadhaar number of the farmer or the owner of the cattle at the local veterinary hospital in Amaravati in Guntur district of the state will be launched in the presence of state agriculture minister S.Chandramohan Reddy.
The central government has issued a notification in which it has notified that the quoting of an Aadhaar number is not required for certain persons.
The centre on Thursday justified making Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns. Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi said that the centre had found a number of PAN cards being used to divert funds.
A petition has been filed in the challenging the decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for filing income tax returns. A petition was moved by Kerala Communist Party of India leader Binoy Viswam in the SC questioning the introduction of Section 139 AA of the IT Act to link Aadhaar with PAN.