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Parliament Cleared Aadhaar (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The parliament has cleared the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on 8th July 2019
Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Impact:

  • The bill allows voluntary use of Aadhaar for opening Bank accounts and take mobile connections
  • The amended Aadhaar Act will provide a more robust mechanism for UIDAI, the power to give necessary directions to an entity in Aadhaar ecosystem
  • The amendment allows the use of Aadhaar number for KYC authentication on a voluntary basis
  • The Bill allows people to register complaints regarding impersonation or disclosure of their identity whereas the Aadhaar Act only allowed courts to take cognizance of an offence if UIDAI registered a complaint
  • Rs 1 crore penalty and a jail term is decided for private entities violating provisions on Aadhaar data

UIDAI:

  • The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was established under the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 on 12 July 2016
  • Ministry: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)
  • Objective: To issue Unique Identification numbers (UID), named as "Aadhaar", to all residents of India

Question: 


Q.1 The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 recently passed by the parliament allows voluntary use of Aadhaar for which of the following purpose?
a. Taking admission in private schools
b. Buying a mobile phone
c. Opening a bank account
d. Buying medicines from e-pharmacy

Q.2 Which statement correctly point out the provisions of the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019?
a. Aadhaar number can be used as a KYC document on voluntary basis
b. Aadhaar number can be used as driving license document
c. Aadhaar number can be used as visa document
d. Aadhaar number can be used as a payroll document
Parliament Cleared Aadhaar (Amendment) Bill, 2019 Parliament Cleared Aadhaar (Amendment) Bill, 2019 Reviewed by Neha Verma on July 09, 2019 Rating: 5

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