Has India Taken Its ‘Aadhar’ Card Initiative Too Far?

This page may be out of date. Save your draft before refreshing this page.Submit any pending changes before refreshing this page. Sir as per practice followed in Tamilnadu We prefix the initial of our Fathar to our name which is known as Initial. Our Education Certificates, Other documents in Tamilnadu carries the same as P. Chidambaram. V.Vasanthkumar, S.Sowmiya, J. Jayalalitha, M.Karunanidhi the Same basis our Ration card, Voter Id card, Elect. Bill, Gas Connection, Bank Accounts, Pension card etc also made with the name with Father’s Initial in the front/Back.. Based on the same Practice our Aadhar card is also made with The Intial of the father’s name and our name.

If history has taught us anything, it is that the victims of a flawed scheme are almost always the poor, the marginalised and the vulnerable. This is true of Aadhaar as well. Your best hope is to resist it for as long as possible and let it evolve based on the experiences of other victims. This is a pessimistic outlook, but it’s the only way to cope with an entity already beyond the scrutiny of law.

The first field is the temporary enrollment ID, next up is the Date/Month/Year Hours: Minutes: Seconds, and you can find this information on the top of the enrolled slip. Date/Month/year is nothing but the date day and month you have applied on and coming to the H:M:S is nothing but the time, hour and sec you have applied on, which are explicitly mentioned in the enrollment slip itself.

Chinmayi Srikanth is currently pursuing her undergraduate studies in Economics. With special interest in Psychology and writing, she firmly believes that writing for a cause will help change our society for the better. She is also the Education Head for an NGO that is involved in imparting education to children. She has also authored a research paper on ‘Sex workers’ empowerment in the knowledge era’.

Scroll’s Identity Project documents multiple instances of beneficiaries being denied benefits when the state attempts to use Aadhaar as it was designed, with biometric authentication, owing to (a) technical glitches, or (b) biometric exceptions (unscannable fingers, etc), where the state fails to provide backup options, something UIDAI itself recognises as being necessary. The id is after all meant to be universal, even when biometrics are unreliable.

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