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    Parliament passes Aadhaar amendment bill

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    The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed by Rajya Sabha by a voice vote.

    Parliament passes Aadhaar amendment bill via voice vote
    NEW DELHI: Parliament on Monday passed an amendment bill which allows voluntary use of Aadhaar as proof of identity for users to open bank accounts and get mobile phone connection.

    The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed by Rajya Sabha by a voice vote.

    The Bill, which also provides for a stiff Rs 1 crore penalty and a jail term for private entities violating provisions on Aadhaar data, was already passed by Lok Sabha on July 4.

    The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was introduced in Lok Sabha on June 24.

    The amendments provide for use of Aadhaar number for KYC authentication on voluntary basis under the Telegraph Act, 1885, and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.
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    3 Comments on this Story

    Binud kumar Shill392 days ago
    9 7 2019
    Binud kumar Shill392 days ago
    binud shill
    archerthespy392 days ago
    so initially govt lied and forced people to give aadhar to mobile companies and banks.NOw they are passing laws.And nirav modi still ran away with lakhs of crores(or billions of dollars for bhakts)
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