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  1. Apr 2017
    1. including their biometrics, to American tech companies and foreign governments anyway,

      Not sure which american pvt company demands bio-metrics. You give it US only if you need visa otherwise dont have to.

      Also US Goverment cant cancel your Aadhaar or stop grains

    2. cash and grain

      Cash can go to account directly. Will the grains go to tummy directly?

    3. tried to defame the programme

      No one is trying to defame. Everyone is asking questions.

    4. Recently, there was a spate of claims that the Aadhaar database was leaking information. That was not true though. A banking official had released the information, which was a criminal act. The fact remains that data can be stolen.

      Says not leaked and stolen in the same sentence.

      Aadhaar Database doesn't mean just the database, its the whole ecosystem. Just like how the credit of ecosystem goes yo Aadhaar, the failures of it too.

    5. others do not

      Not even a single quote or interview from the other side?

    6. , especially when they appear to accomplish things in years that activism has not for decades

      Just a statement. No facts.

    7. Reacting to such concerns, the Supreme Court has stated that Aadhaar should not be made mandatory to receive benefits. Meanwhile, over the years, the processes of the Aadhaar system have been improving.

      But is it being followed?

    8. Aadhaar system to make tax evasion difficult. “There are 250 million PANs (permanent account numbers),” Nilekani says, but only about 40 million who file returns.

      Not everyone who has a PAN has to file return.

    9. People who fear Modi find this ominous. They say that the technology of Aadhaar makes it easy for a strongman like him to spy on his rivals and citizens. “The end of privacy,” they write in articles that have Modi appearing to peer into your private lives.

      Trying to derail the debate by making it Anti Modi. The debate started much before modi got elected.

    10. When the Unique Identification programme was launched in 2009 during the Congress regime, everyone thought it was only for the poor.

      He missed the discussion about privacy which started the day the document got leaked.

  2. Feb 2017
    1. how technology is being effectively used to end the menace of corruption and black money

      BHIM is just a money transfer app. Just like any other wallet app. There is no basis for this statement? No studies, surveys or research paper.

    2. Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), a government app,

      No. Its not a Government App. Its a product of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) which is a Section 25 company under Companies Act 1956 (now Section 8 of Companies Act 2013).

      NPCI has ten promoter banks namely, State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Canara Bank, Bank of Baroda, Union Bank of India, Bank of India, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Citibank and HSBC. The Board constitutes of Shri Balachandran M as the Chairman, Nominee from RBI, Nominees from ten core promoter banks, two Independent Directors and Shri A. P. Hota, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, NPCI.

      Ref: National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) About us page