India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Monday January 16, 2017
Over 1 crore Jan Dhan accounts have been opened since the notes ban came into effect on November 9. The deposits since have also doubled to over 87,000 crores and the tax department is scrutinising the data. Yet, many workers without bank accounts could not be paid.
India News | Edited by Malini Chatterji | Friday December 16, 2016
Keeping aside the bitterness over notes ban issue which paralysed the Winter session, Parliament today passed the Disabilities Bill which stipulates up to two year jail term and a maximum fine of Rs 5 lakh for discriminating against differently-abled persons.
Press Trust of India | Thursday December 1, 2016
UIDAI will eventually increase its biometric authentication capacity to 40 crore, UIDAI Chief Executive Officer Ajay Bhushan Pandey told reporters here.
Indo-Asian News Service | Friday November 18, 2016
Bill Gates praised the Aadhar Card and Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna, along with the recent demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes.
Ravi Sharma | Monday November 14, 2016
Here's a primer on what micro ATMs are, and how they will solve the cash crunch in rural areas.
Mumbai News | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 12, 2016
Police on Friday arrested a 35-year-old man who tried to exchange the demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes by producing someone else's Aadhar card at a bank in suburban Bhandup.
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday November 9, 2016
To stop the spread of counterfeit notes, the government has decided to scrap the 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. Today, these notes will only be "worth the paper they are printed on," he said.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday September 29, 2016
With 1.05 billion Aadhar biometric ID cards issued till date, the government and regulator are ahead of the curve in the use of IT to set up a national digital payments infrastructure, a senior official has said.
India News | Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday August 24, 2016
Two weeks after she broke her fast, Manipur's Iron Lady Irom Sharmila says she is ready to take her battle against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act to other states. But there appears to be a stumbling block: She has no documents that confirm her identity - Pan card, Aadhar card or passport -- without which it is virtually impossible for anyone t...
India News | Written by Harsha Kumari Singh | Tuesday August 23, 2016
Rajasthan is taking a step towards moving almost all social security schemes onto a biometric and online transfer system. From September 1, the delivery of rations under the Public Distribution System will go online.
Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday August 17, 2016
Chennai: Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said on Tuesday that homeless children will be given birth certificate and Aadhaar cards. Speaking at a function organised by Dayaa Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, Gandhi said the Women and Child Development Ministry will start a new initiative for providing birth certificates...
Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 2, 2016
Those who did not register their mobile number should get it done to have better communications and effortless access to government services.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 30, 2016
Residents of Assam and Meghalaya would not be required to submit Aadhar card for getting benefits under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday May 12, 2016
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) today launched a special drive to make sure that no one has been left out of Aadhaar enrolment in Haryana, Goa, Chandigarh and Puducherry.
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday May 4, 2016
Young Rakhi was not even an hour old when she got her Aadhaar number. Within 22 minutes of her birth - at a local health centre in Madhya Pradesh's Jhabua- she was registered. The card will reach the family within a week.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 3, 2016
The Aadhar card downloads have crossed the 40 crore mark while on an average 6 lakh Aadhar cards are downloaded every day.
Press Trust of India | Saturday April 9, 2016
Trai Chairman R S Sharma Friday said the benefits will come from digital authentication.
India News | Written by Alok Pandey | Wednesday April 6, 2016
For many of Jharkhand's poor, who depend on the Centre's rural jobs scheme or NREGA for 100 days of work every year, an Aadhaar card has been the ticket to hassle free wage payments.
India News | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday April 4, 2016
Six years after the first Aadhar card was issued a billion people in India have a unique number allotted to them. Over 93% adults have a smart card, which not only provides them with an identity, but is also used to ensure that government subsidies go directly to the correct beneficiary.
Press Trust of India | Thursday February 18, 2016
The US-based software giant said it is very enthusiastic and has "embraced the universal ID system".
Press Trust of India | Monday January 25, 2016
With the Income Tax Department taking a host of technology-based measures, e-filing of returns witnessed a jump of 27.22 per cent in the nine months up to December of the current fiscal.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday January 9, 2016
The government is considering giving Aadhaar cards to Non-Resident Indians and a decision on it will be taken soon, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today while inviting the Indians living in abroad to actively participate in the country's growth.
Mumbai News | Samiullah Khan, Mid-day.com | Friday January 8, 2016
In a new twist to the double murder of artist Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer, it has emerged that one of the accused is a minor. This has come to light over three weeks after he was arrested and held as an adult, with his family presenting documents to prove he is 16 years old, and not 19, as the police believed. With these documents, the teenager's ...
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday December 3, 2015
The government has been asked by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance to provide a statutory backing to Aadhaar at the earliest and take immediate steps to address issues pertaining to the project.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 28, 2015
Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) on Friday claimed to have arrested an ISI agent from Meerut Cantt area with sensitive documents related to Indian Army.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday November 4, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today directed officials to launch awareness campaigns, especially through mobile phones, to educate people about the benefits of opening Jan Dhan accounts.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday October 20, 2015
Rajasthan will launch on December 13 an ambitious 'Health Insurance Yojna' (HIY), a cashless medical facility for the public with insurance cover of upto Rs 3 lakh per family.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 15, 2015
RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today welcomed Supreme Court ruling on use of Aadhaar card in more schemes and said it will help in financial inclusion drive and providing easy access to loans.
India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Friday October 16, 2015
The Aadhaar Card may be used to avail government schemes including employment guarantee, pension and bank accounts, the Supreme Court said today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 15, 2015
In a last ditch attempt before the issue moves to a larger Constitutional bench, the government on Wednesday made a fresh pitch before Supreme Court for allowing voluntary use of Aadhaar cards for welfare schemes, saying it was prepared to give an affidavit by the "highest functionary" by today morning that nobody will be deprived of benefits for l...