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Gazette notifications


Draft letter to send to members of parliament on Aadhaar Rules, which are in parliament.

Draft letter for contempt if forced to give Aadhaar.



Aadhaar won't solve quantity fraud.

Aadhaar nahi, anaaj chahiye.

Aadhaar Baalak, Adarsh Baalak.

Aapka aadhaar sahi nahi hai (Mid Day Meals)


Aadhaar nahi, Adhikar toh do?

Aadhaar nahi, sudhaar chaahiye

Latest press coverage

A shaky Aadhaar (Usha Ramanathan, March 30, 2017)

How people are caught in the middle of unique number web (Sarika Malhotra, March 28, 2017)

Are Ghosts really getting mid-day meals? (Jean Dreze, March 28, 2017)

Hello Aadhaar, Goodbye Privacy (Jean Dreze, March 24, 2017)

After Aadhaar "sting", UIDAI files FIR against journalist (March 29, 2017)

Central Government, State government departments publicly expose personal data of lakhs of Indians (Wire Staff, March 23, 2017)

UIDAI received 1390 complaints against enrolment agents, but took no legal action (Anumeha Yadav, March 30, 2017)

Aadhaar is a legal right, but the Government can suspend a citizen's number without prior notice (Anumeha Yadav, March 23, 2017)

Privacy, Security, Legality are not the only problems with Aadhaar. Here are four more (Senthil, March 22, 2017)

No ID, no benefits: thousands could lose lifeline under India’s biometric scheme (Vidhi Doshi, March 2017)

Aadhaar linked to mid-day meals: Why put the burden on children (Kiran Bhatty, Dipa Sinha, March 2017)

Four videos that show why Rajasthan needs to fix its public distribution system (Reetika Khera, March 2017)

Need internet to buy PDS rations? Go climb a tree (Geetha Sunil Pillai, TOI, March 2017)

Aadhaar number: Udaipur BTech student gets Aadhaar jitters (Rosamma Thomas, March 2017)

Article says Aadhaar can be hacked, FIR against writer (Abhishek Angad, March 2017)

Force Feeding Aadhaar (Economic and Political Weekly, editorial, March 2017)

Let’s not push for Aadhaar: How can a voluntary programme suddenly become mandatory? (Hindu Businessline editorial, March 2017)

Linking Aadhaar to mid day meals wrong (Deccan Herald editorial, March 2017)

Aadhaar may be getting too big for its own good (Mihir Sharma, March 2017)

Misuse of Aadhaar data (Business Standard editorial, February 2017)

In Jharkhand, compulsory biometrics authentication for rations sends many away empty-handed (Jean Dreze, February 2017)

Big Brother is winning (Pratap Bhanu Mehta, February 2017)

As security violations erupt, operator of India's biometric database stand at troubling crossroad (Srinivas Kodali, February 2017)

What exactly is a money bill (Suhrith Parthasarthy, February 2017)

Privacy is a fundamental right (Chinmayi Arun, The Hindu)

UID/Aadhaar Enabled Bio-Metric Attendance System (AEBAS) Violates Supreme Court’s Orders (Gopal Krishna, 10 January 2017)

Project of defiance (Apar Gupta, Prasanna S, January 13, 2017)

On the cards: From having too little identity we Indians now have too much of it (Jug Suraiya, 11 January 2017)

Aadhaar wont be accepted as age proof: Transport dept and banks, TOI, 12 January 2017

Aadhaar in MNREGA likely to be hugely disruptive for workers (Inayat Sabhikhi, January 2017)

Watch: India's Ambitious UID programme often fails to deliver (Wall Street Journal, Jan 13, 2017)

O Brave New World’: The Supreme Court’s Evolving Doctrine of Constitutional Evasion, Gautam Bhatia, Jan 6 2017

Mission Cow ID: Govt spreads 1 lakh technicians across country to map cattle populations (Aman Sharma, ET, January 2017)

Aadhaar card data collection under cloud as Supreme Court red flags privacy concerns (Indu Bhan, 6 January 2017)

Aadhaar wont be accepted as age proof: Transport dept and banks, TOI, 12 January 2017

A rant on Aadhaar (Kiran Jonnalagadda, January 2017)

Despite the comparisons, India's Aadhaar Project is nothing like America's Social Security Number (Anumeha Yadav, December 2016)

Chhattisgarh's way of dealing with Aadhaar: When fingerprints fail, take photos (Anumeha Yadav, 21 December 2016)

What happens to privacy when companies have your Aadhaar number? (M Rajshekhar, 23 December 2016)

Why the Aadhaar regulations introduced in Parliament need more debate (Anumeha Yadav, 24 December 2016)

Cashless Economy - A Ploy to Profit the Private Players (Interview with Usha Ramanathan, 28 December 2016)

Opinion: Data is the new gold and Aadhaar is the tool to get it (Usha Ramanathan, 30 December 2016)

The mother of all disruptions (Jean Dreze, December 2016)

Resisting violations of the Supreme Court Orders on Aadhaar (Anupam Saraph, 12 December 2016)

Sharing Aadhaar data: HC notice to Centre, Reliance (Special Correspondent, The Hindu, 14 December 2016)

Can biometrics stop the theft of food rations? No, shows Gujarat (Anumeha Yadav, 17 December 2016)

Aadhaar Regulations grant UIDAI unchecked power, and offer little convenience to users (Prashant Reddy Thikkavarapu, November 2016)

India's Aadhaar project: An assault on welfare, privacy, and democracy (Reetika Khera, Praavita, Aashish Gupta, November 2017)

Dark clouds over the PDS (Jean Dreze, September 2016)

On Aadhaar Success, it's all hype, that includes the World Bank (Reetika Khera, September 2016)

India is enrolling infants and children in Aadhaar, but what about their consent? (Kritika Bhardwaj, September 2016)

Last chance for a welfare state does not rest in the Aadhaar system (Sumandro Chattapadhyay, 2016)

Aadhaar Act is not a Money Bill (Amber Sinha,  2016)