In a series of tweets yesterday, Sakshi Dhoni drew Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's attention to the fact that a tweet by the Common Service Centre - one of the many agencies involved in Aadhaar implementation - featured its volunteer with the former captain and also included a screenshot of his Aadhaar page, making his details public.
With the Twitter exchange redirecting media glare on the scheme amid opposition protests, Mr Prasad today asserted that "Aadhaar is fully secure".
The I-T minister told reporters, "As far as I know, no personal information has been leaked but I have still assured his wife that we will take full care that no personal information is leaked."
In the controversial tweet that has since been deleted, the Common Service Centre had said: "Former India Cricket Captain @msdhoni updated his Aadhaar details with a home visit by a CSC VLE. A fan moment for Ahsan Ali." The minister was tagged in that post.
@SaakshiSRawat No it is not a public property. Does this Tweet divulge any personal information?- Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) March 28, 2017
@rsprasad Sir personal information filled in form is leaked !- Sakshi Singh (@SaakshiSRawat) March 28, 2017
The minister said he has instructed the agency to speak to the employee who had his picture clicked with MS Dhoni and "ensure that something like this doesn't happen in future".
@SaakshiSRawat Thanks for bringing this to my notice. Sharing personal information is illegal. Serious action will be taken against this.- Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) March 28, 2017
Ministry sources described the volunteer as a "village level entrepreneur", part of a huge matrix of centres involved in updating information for a commission.
The UIDAI, which has issued 112 crore Aadhaar numbers, insists that its database is safe, a point that the government has also made forcefully in parliament.