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20 million farmers listed so far for PM-KISAN dole

Of these, 5.5 million likely to get first tranche of Rs 2,000 on February 24 when PM is expected to launch scheme.

Indane leaked millions of Aadhaar numbers: French security researcher

Elliot Alderson, who exposed Aadhaar leaks in the past, has found that Aadhaar data of 6.7 million dealers and distributors have been leaked.

Indane leaked millions of Aadhaar numbers: French security researcher

Elliot Alderson, who exposed Aadhaar leaks in the past, has found that Aadhaar data of 6.7 million dealers and distributors have been leaked.

How to check if PAN is linked with Aadhaar

Currently, the deadline for this has not been set by the government although those who have filed ITR for FY16-17 are required to do the same by March 31, 2019.

Internet data firms stirring up Aadhaar privacy debate, suspects Trai chief

Trai had recommended that the right to choice, notice, consent, data portability, and right to be forgotten should be conferred upon the telecommunication consumers.

Liquidity issues, Aadhaar ban roil NBFCs, micro-credit plunge 15 pc in Q3

Disbursements stood at Rs 41,840 crore for the third quarter of the current fiscal year, down from Rs 49,450 crore in the preceding three months.

Linking Aadhaar-PAN is mandatory for tax filers; to be completed by March 31: CBDT

The Supreme Court on February 6 had confirmed that linkage of PAN with Aadhaar is mandatory for filing of ITRs.

India should become a data analytics hub: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Ravi Shankar Prasad said the report is not just about digital inclusion but also an opportunity to do business in India.

How desi tech lobby is giving Silicon Valley giants a run for their money

Home-grown lobbyists. Indian technology companies’ fight against global internet firms is being led by

Unorganised workers can now subscribe to Rs 3,000 monthly pension scheme at common service centres

The government has roped in CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd for mobilising and registering beneficiaries across India.

Linkage of PAN with Aadhaar is mandatory for filing ITR: Supreme Court

The court's direction came on an appeal filed by the Centre against a Delhi High Court order allowing two persons to file ITR for 2018-19 without linking their Aadhaar and PAN numbers.

PM Narendra Modi to launch scheme to give Rs 6,000 to farmers on February 24

The two-day farmers' conclave will be inaugurated by BJP president Amit Shah on February 23.

PM-Kisan: Aadhaar optional for 1st installment; compulsory from 2nd onwards

In the interim budget, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal announced direct income support of Rs 6,000 per year to 12 crore small and marginal farmers holding cultivable land up to 2 hectare.

Loan waiver tough for Madhya Pradesh farmers with no Aadhaar card

Farmers were required to mention their Aadhaar number and attach a copy of their Aadhaar card to the loan waiver form.

SBI alleges Aadhaar data misuse, UIDAI rubbishes charge

​​Logins and biometrics of Aadhaar operators have been misused to generate unauthorised Aadhaar cards, said SBI.

SBI alleges Aadhaar data misuse, UIDAI rubbishes charge

​​Logins and biometrics of Aadhaar operators have been misused to generate unauthorised Aadhaar cards, said SBI.

Economic Agenda 2019: Putting Aadhaar back in the loop

It had come to be regarded as a means of bringing millions into the banking system, expanding mobile connectivity and boosting digital transactions.

CBDT chairman assures quick solution to startups' tax issues

"We will have to decide which startups are real startups and how they can be exempted from Section 56 (2) of the Income Tax Act,” CBDT chairman said.

Alliance sealed, JMM wants Cong to play role of 'elder brother' in anti-BJP front

Soren said a nationwide grand alliance is shaping up and the country has seen the strength it can gather at the 'United India' rally in January.

Govt should find new ways for Fintech to onboard customers through Aadhaar based e-KYC

The Indian fintech industry has witnessed a mercurial rise in the past few years.

Banks confused on biometric use post Aadhaar verdict-ex-RBI governor

According to him, the cost of operations of those fintech companies have tremendously increased consequently, affecting their profitability and also threatening their continued existence.

Swindlers pose as Army men online, dupe people

The cyber crime station in the city has received about 15 complaints in the past month of conmen posing as defence personnel, said deputy commissioner of police (crime) Girish S.

Allocation to UIDAI 8.7% lower for 2019-20 to Rs 1227 crore

The UIDAI had made an estimate of the amount it required and has received full support of the Finance Ministry.

In stance shift, Congress adopts Aadhaar in Madhya Pradesh

Those farmers whose names are in the white list will have to go to their concerned bank branch to get the Aadhaar seeding done.

States told to ready list of farmers for Rs 6K dole

Union agriculture secretary Sanjay Agarwal spoke to bureaucrats heading farm ministries in various states on Tuesday in a videocall, and urged them to meet the deadline.

Now Indians over 65, under 15 can use Aadhaar to visit Nepal, Bhutan

Nepal shares a border of over 1,850 km with five Indian states - Sikkim, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Lok Sabha passes bill to amend Aadhaar act

The compulsory use of Aadhaar-based KYC for mobile connections and bank accounts was prohibited by the apex court.

Land bought after February 1? No PM-KISAN cover for 5 years

Spelling out basic details of the scheme (called PM-KISAN), the Centre has told states that only those whose names appear in land records as on February 1, 2019, will be eligible for benefit under the scheme.

Government introduces Aadhaar amendment bill in Lok Sabha

Theh govt said that it has prepared a data protection bill and it will be introduced in Parliament soon.

House IT panel chief for restart of Aadhaar services at rural CSCs

The initial contract of the UIDAI, which administers the Aadhaar scheme, with the CSC ended in December 2017 and has remained in abeyance since then.

View: How India is leading digital revolution with speed and scale

India’s ‘New Economy’ is augmenting jobs rather than replacing them. Ride-sharing industry is one example.

Rajasthan to roll out farm loan waiver tomorrow

In Rajasthan, the government would begin with waiving loans taken from cooperative banks by small and medium farmers.

Aadhaar: Twists and turns in the biometric tale

UIDAI's efforts around offline modes like eAadhaar and QR code are likely to gather pace in 2019.

Aadhaar: Twists and turns in the biometric tale

UIDAI's efforts around offline modes like eAadhaar and QR code are likely to gather pace in 2019.

No general scheme for adults to opt out of Aadhaar programme, says govt

An exit scheme has only been mandated for children who have been enrolled with consent of their parents.

No general scheme for adults to opt out of Aadhaar programme, says govt

An exit scheme has only been mandated for children who have been enrolled with consent of their parents.

BSE to suspend 7 suspected shell firms for failing to cooperate with forensic auditors

The securities of these companies "shall be suspended with effect from Friday, February 8, 2019, until further notice".

Ordinances likely on key Bills after session

On Friday morning, VP Venkaiah Naidu held a meeting with floor leaders of various political parties before the House met for the day.

Fintech companies seek access to Aadhaar

Without legal backing, the JAM (Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile) trinity has been severely curtailed and has thrown up hurdles for digital expansion by fintech companies and banks.

Fintech companies seek access to Aadhaar

Without legal backing, the JAM (Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile) trinity has been severely curtailed and has thrown up hurdles for digital expansion by fintech companies and banks.

UIDAI cautions schools not to insist on Aadhaar for admission

The word of caution from UIDAI comes at a time when admissions to nursery and entry-level classes have just begun in over 1,500 private schools in Delhi.

Govt introduces Aadhaar amendment bill in Lok Sabha; TMC, Congress oppose

The government on Wednesday introduced an amendment bill in Lok Sabha to provide legal backing for voluntary seeding of biometric Aadhaar ID with mobile numbers and bank accounts after the Supreme Court barred mandatory use of the 12-digit unique identifier by private firms. As the Oppositions raised concerns, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asserted that the proposed amendment is in compliance with the Supreme Court judgement and that there will be no infringement of privacy.Govt introduces Aadhaar amendment bill in Lok Sabha; TMC, Congress oppose

RBI should offer digi-payment licences on-tap, says industry

Firms seek access to Aadhaar database for faster e-KYC and also want RBI to speed up the process for a centralised KYC mechanism.

Government tables bill to allow voluntary use of Aadhaar for SIMs, bank account

Mandatory authentication of an Aadhaar holder for the provision of any service will take place if such authentication is required by a law made by Parliament.

We are open to increasing cash payment to farmers: Radha Mohan

As and when we have more resources, this amount will definitely be increased, says Radha Mohan.

India's fintech companies struggle for an alternative to Aadhaar

The apex court's ruling which barred private companies from accessing the biometric database hit the banking and broader financial services sector hard.

West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh question merits of PM-KISAN

The most vocal critics of the scheme are officials of West Bengal govt & ministers in Madhya Pradesh.

Informal sector workers can join PMSYM pension scheme from Feb 15

The scheme announced in the Budget for 2019-20, is targeted at unorganised sector workers with monthly income of up to Rs 15,000.

Aadhaar verification to resume through QR code authentication

This will come as an immediate relief for the telecom and banking sectors even as government moves legal changes for voluntary use of Aadhaar by these sectors.

Aadhaar verification to resume through QR code authentication

Authentication by Aadhaar through QR codes and other means will likely be available in a few weeks.

Government gets into the act to ensure Aadhaar linkage

The govt is considering amendments to the Telegraph Act & the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

Government gets into the act to ensure Aadhaar linkage

The govt is considering amendments to the Telegraph Act & the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

Govt will soon make Aadhaar-driving licence linking mandatory: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Eulogising about the Centre's 'Digital India' programme, the minister claimed that it had bridged the urban-rural divide.

Govt will soon make Aadhaar-driving licence linking mandatory: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Eulogising about the Centre's 'Digital India' programme, the minister claimed that it had bridged the urban-rural divide.

Aadhaar savings can fund 3 schemes of the size of Ayushman Bharat: Arun Jaitley

As per FM Jaitley, the savings through Aadhaar can fund three schemes of the size of Ayushman Bharat.

Review petition in Supreme Court against its Aadhaar verdict

The bench headed by then Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra had also upheld the passage of the Aadhaar Bill as a Money Bill by the Lok Sabha.

DGCA puts in place norms for digi yatra roll-out at airports

An initiative of the civil aviation ministry and the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), the facility seeks to minimise paperwork for air travel under a digital system or e-boarding process for airport entry.

Linking of Aadhaar & Voter ID may be made mandatory

Election commission plans to propose amendments to the Representation of the People Act.

Linking of Aadhaar & Voter ID may be made mandatory

Election commission plans to propose amendments to the Representation of the People Act.

10 crore farmers to get Rs 2,000 by March-end: Junior agriculture minister

Experts and former bureaucrats say rollout could face challenges, particularly in states such as Bihar.

Imported ‘gifts’ may be capped at Rs 5,000 per Aadhaar number to keep tabs on Chinese etailer

Chinese etailers are allegedly taking undue advantage of customs duties exemption on gifts of up to Rs 5,000.

Imported ‘gifts’ may be capped at Rs 5,000 per Aadhaar number to keep tabs on Chinese etailer

Chinese etailers are allegedly taking undue advantage of customs duties exemption on gifts of up to Rs 5,000.

ICICI Bank may use mAadhaar for KYC

"For acquisition of new customers, it is a little bit of a setback. We have gone back to the process of seeing a document and uploading it," said Madhivanan Balakrishnan, chief technology and digital officer, ICICI Bank.

ICICI Bank may use mAadhaar for KYC

"For acquisition of new customers, it is a little bit of a setback. We have gone back to the process of seeing a document and uploading it," said Madhivanan Balakrishnan, chief technology and digital officer, ICICI Bank.

Companies failing to comply with Aadhaar Act norms may be liable for up to Rs 1 crore fine

The Aadhaar Act, at present, does not empower the body to take enforcement action against errant entities in the Aadhaar ecosystem.

Companies failing to comply with Aadhaar Act norms may be liable for up to Rs 1 crore fine

The Aadhaar Act, at present, does not empower the body to take enforcement action against errant entities in the Aadhaar ecosystem.

Aadhaar amendments: New offences to attract steep fines, 10-year jail

In September, the Supreme Court struck down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, which allowed data to be shared with private entities for verification.

Aadhaar amendments: New offences to attract steep fines, 10-year jail

In September, the Supreme Court struck down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, which allowed data to be shared with private entities for verification.

Budget 2019: Social security rides on tech to widen reach

The unveiling of the mega pension scheme for workers in the informal sector marks a key milestone in the Modi government’s plan to widen the social security net.

Cabinet gives nod to make Aadhaar voluntary for mobile, bank accounts

The Cabinet approved amendments to the Telegraph Act and the PMLA on the use of Aadhaar by private firms.

Cabinet gives nod to make Aadhaar voluntary for mobile, bank accounts

The Cabinet approved amendments to the Telegraph Act and the PMLA on the use of Aadhaar by private firms.

Budget 2019: Banks to also reap the benefits

The government has allocated a yearly budget of Rs 75,000 crore for this programme.

How many people pay income tax in India? Here's a glimpse

India has one of the worst ratio of taxpayers to voters, it needs more people filing taxes.

Lost your Aadhaar card? Here's how you can get it reprinted

Earlier, if you lost your Aadhaar card, you could not get it reprinted. You had to download e-version from the UIDAI website and present it as identity proof which was acceptable.

Will add 1 crore taxpayers next year; data, demonetisation helping widen base: Revenue secretary

The income tax base has increased from 3.4 crore taxpayers in 2014-15 to around 7 crore so far in 2018-19.

PM Shram Yogi Maandhan: Eligibility criteria for govt's mega pension scheme notified

As per the budget announcement this scheme is meant for workers in unorganised sector such as maids, drivers and so on whose monthly income does not exceed Rs 15,000.

Voter ID, Aadhaar to be linked soon to ensure accuracy on electoral rolls

The Election Commission of India is preparing to pitch for the mandatory, legally backed, linking of voter IDs with the Aadhaar number, ET has learnt. The commission will propose amendments to the Representation of the People Act, 1951, that will require citizens to link their Electoral Photo ID Card (EPIC) with the 12-digit Aadhaar, while ensuring privacy protection, said people with knowledge of the matter.Voter ID, Aadhaar to be linked soon to ensure accuracy on electoral rolls

UIDAI asks banks not to discontinue Aadhaar payment system

UIDAI said the matter has been carefully examined, and the apex court has upheld the constitutionality of the Aadhaar programme, specifically Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act.

UIDAI asks banks not to discontinue Aadhaar payment system

UIDAI said the matter has been carefully examined, and the apex court has upheld the constitutionality of the Aadhaar programme, specifically Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act.

Govt seeks legal opinion on the validity of Aadhaar-based eSign services

Govt has asked eSign service providers such as eMudhra to come up with an alternative plan to enable Aadhaar-based authentication without the use of biometrics.

Govt seeks legal opinion on the validity of Aadhaar-based eSign services

Govt has asked eSign service providers such as eMudhra to come up with an alternative plan to enable Aadhaar-based authentication without the use of biometrics.

Yes Bank partners with Maharashtra government for electronic PDS

Under the partnership, Yes Bank will empower more than 20,000 ration shops which can offer last mile basic banking services to more than seven lakh beneficiaries.

Propose to hike TDS threshold on rent income to Rs 2.4 lakh: FM

Among other measures, he said benefits under Section 80(i)BA were being extended for one more year for all housing projects approved till the end of 2019-2020.

Investors are baffled, Aadhaar issue could cause delayed returns: Naveen Surya of Fintech Convergence Council

The Fintech Convergence Council, which is part of the Internet and Mobile Association of India, headed by Naveen Surya, has been working closely with the government and the regulators to find a solution to the regulatory challenges.

Investors are baffled, Aadhaar issue could cause delayed returns: Naveen Surya of Fintech Convergence Council

The Fintech Convergence Council, which is part of the Internet and Mobile Association of India, has been working closely with the government and the regulators to find a solution to the regulatory challenges.

Investors are baffled, Aadhaar issue could cause delayed returns: Naveen Surya of Fintech Convergence Council

The Fintech Convergence Council, which is part of the Internet and Mobile Association of India, has been working closely with the government and the regulators to find a solution to the regulatory challenges.

'Aadhaar Seva Kendras' to ensure ease in Aadhaar-related services: UIDAI CEO

In the first official confirmation about the mega project in the offing, Pandey said: "With Aadhaar Seva Kendras, we are building hassle-free and resident-friendly enrolment and update facility infrastructure to ensure ease in Aadhaar related services to residents".

'Aadhaar Seva Kendras' to ensure ease in Aadhaar-related services: UIDAI CEO

In the first official confirmation about the mega project in the offing, Pandey said: "With Aadhaar Seva Kendras, we are building hassle-free and resident-friendly enrolment and update facility infrastructure to ensure ease in Aadhaar related services to residents".

Government, RBI in talks to allow use of QR code-based 'offline Aadhaar'

The move is significant as it will also benefit financial technology companies that have been prodding the government to amend the law to make Aadhaar mandatory, an option that the Centre has virtually ruled out for the moment.

Government, RBI in talks to allow use of QR code-based 'offline Aadhaar'

The move is significant as it will also benefit financial technology companies that have been prodding the government to amend the law to make Aadhaar mandatory, an option that the Centre has virtually ruled out for the moment.

Aadhaar authentications, enrolments plunge in November after SC order

About 866,000 enrolments were reported last month, down from a high of 7.4 million in Jan and 2.2mn in Oct.

Aadhaar usage, enrolments plunge in November after SC order

About 866,000 enrolments were reported last month, down from a high of 7.4 million in Jan and 2.2mn in Oct.

Aadhaar Act amendments propose enhanced powers to UIDAI, stiff penalties for violation of norms

Also, the Telegraph Act and Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) rules will be amended to provide for voluntary use of Aadhaar for obtaining SIMs and opening bank accounts.

Madhya Pradesh government draws up plan to offer Rs 50,000 crore waiver

MP government aims to start transferring money directly into the bank loan accounts of farmers across the state, which would mean that the bank would immediately adjust the same against the outstanding loan.

Budget 2019: What internet companies, startups and investors feel

Consumer internet companies, startups and investors feel disappointed by budget’s silence over issues like angel investor tax.

View: Direct income support for farmers in Budget 2019- An idea whose time has come

The interest subvention announced for farmers in the animal husbandry and fisheries sector needs clarity.

View: Disappointingly short-sighted, yet not all quite blind

The next government should dump this budget and start afresh.

With customers’ nod, banks keep using Aadhaar for e-KYC

For instance, Canara Bank executive director M V Rao said the bank is continuing to do Aadhar-based e-KYC with customer consent.

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