UIDAI seeks proof of citizenship

  • IASbaba
  • February 19, 2020
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UIDAI seeks proof of citizenship

In news:

  • Resident of Hyderabad was reportedly asked to prove his Indian citizenship by the Unique Identification Authority of India move to the High Court 
  • UIDAI in a release has said that Aadhaar has got nothing to do with citizenship. 
  • People had obtained Aadhaar on false pretences because they were found to be illegal immigrants. Such Aadhaar numbers are liable to cancellation.

IASBABA’s Value Addition :

  • Recently the Parliament has passed the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which allows voluntary use of Aadhaar as proof of identity.

From Prelims Point Of View:

Unique Identification Authority of India

  • statutory authority established under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Aadhaar Act 2016)
  • Initially set up by the Government of India under the aegis of the Planning Commission
  •  UIDAI is mandated to assign a 12-digit unique identification (UID) number (Aadhaar) to all the residents of India.

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