Showing posts from February, 2013

Aadhaar's allocation is Parliament's contempt

Aadhaar's allocation is Parliament's contempt Last updated on: February 20, 2013 13:38 IST i) The governemnt ignores the PSC of Finance 42nd report of Dec 2011 and demonstrates contempt for parliament. ii) Increased fund allocation in Union budget 2012-13 to Aadhaar/UID by Rs 14, 232 crore (Rs 142.32 billion) and other recommendations has made a mockery of the PSC of Finance report which is the considered view of parliament. iii) The claims success by various pilots on themes of subsidy transfer and financial inclusion of Adhaar project are extremely suspicious and dubious. iv) The biometric data collection without statutory backing by NPR and Aadhaar violates citizens’ rights. v) Submission of 3.57 crores signatures of people all over the country against the UID/Aadhaar project and which also shows the widespread opposition to the biometric profiling not only by pro-privacy activists but also by the aam-aadmi. vi) Benefits from direct transfer of subsidy recommended by N

MoU with illegal and illegitimate UIDAI

Citizens Forum for Civil Liberties (CFCL) To Shri Raman Singh Chief Minister Government of Chhattisgarh Raipur Date: February 15, 2013 Subject- MoU with illegal and illegitimate UIDAI Sir, This is with reference to your letter to the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh dated November 29, 2012, the attached Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) dated April 10, 2010 signed by Government of Chhattisgarh with illegal and illegitimate UIDAI, the report of the Shri Yashwant Sinha headed The Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Finance submitted to the Parliament on December 13, 2011 and the Public Interest Litigation filed by Justice K S Puttaswamy, former judge of the Karnataka High Court on the basis of the letter of Justice M Rama Jois, Member of Parliament. Relevant documents attached . I wish to place on record my appreciation for your opposition to the implementation of cash subsidy transfer under Public Distribution System (PDS), saying it was vulnerable to "misuse&

The Big Picture - Confusion over NPR and Aadhaar

Image Published on Feb 2, 2013 Guests: Uday Singh (BJP MP), Usha Ramanathan (Independent Law Researcher) ; Dr. M Vijayanunni (Former Registrar General and Census Commissioner) ; Vinay Kumar (Sr. Asst. Editor, The Hindu) ; Gopal Krishna (Member, Citizen forum for Civil Liberty) Anchor: Girish Nikam