Union Cabinet Approves Aadhaar Amendment Bill

Last Updated at: October 23, 2019
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Union Cabinet Approves Aadhaar Amendment Bill

The Union Cabinet allows voluntary submission of Aadhaar details as an identity proof to private entities for obtaining telecom connection and opening bank accounts as acceptable KYC document under the Telegraph Act, 1885 and Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002.

The Union Cabinet lets voluntary submission of Aadhaar information to use it as an identity proof to obtain telecom connections, open bank accounts and more. The Aadhaar and Other Laws Bill, 2019 will replace the Aadhaar Act, 2016. As per the amendment, a child can exit from the same after 18 years of age.

The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will be introduced in the upcoming parliament session, beginning June 17. The proposed amendments are the same as those contained in the ordinance promulgated by the President on March 2019. This bill will amend the Aadhaar Act, 2016 and replace the ordinance.

The new amendment bill also gives a child an option to exit from Aadhaar on attaining 18 years of age.

The bill proposes deletion of section 57 of Aadhaar Act, 2016, which allows the use of the 12 –digit Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose, whether by the state or any corporate or person and proposes stiff civil penalties on violation of Aadhaar norms and privacy. The amendment also prevents the denial of service for refusing to undergo authentication.

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“The decision would enable UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) to have a more robust mechanism to serve the public interest and restrain the misuse of Aadhaar,” the government said, adding that subsequent to this amendment, no individual would be compelled to provide proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo authentication for the purpose of establishing his identity unless it is so provided by law made by Parliament.” The PTI release said.

The proposed amendment requires entities to be compliant with the standard of privacy and security specified by the UIDAI under any law made by parliament to perform authentication procedure.

Besides this, the proposed amendment confers enhanced power on the UIDAI to give directions to any entity as and when necessary.

The move is aimed at making Aadhaar “people-friendly”, the PTI release said.

Written by S.DHARANI KUMAR

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Union Cabinet Approves Aadhaar Amendment Bill

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The Union Cabinet allows voluntary submission of Aadhaar details as an identity proof to private entities for obtaining telecom connection and opening bank accounts as acceptable KYC document under the Telegraph Act, 1885 and Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002.

The Union Cabinet lets voluntary submission of Aadhaar information to use it as an identity proof to obtain telecom connections, open bank accounts and more. The Aadhaar and Other Laws Bill, 2019 will replace the Aadhaar Act, 2016. As per the amendment, a child can exit from the same after 18 years of age.

The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 will be introduced in the upcoming parliament session, beginning June 17. The proposed amendments are the same as those contained in the ordinance promulgated by the President on March 2019. This bill will amend the Aadhaar Act, 2016 and replace the ordinance.

The new amendment bill also gives a child an option to exit from Aadhaar on attaining 18 years of age.

The bill proposes deletion of section 57 of Aadhaar Act, 2016, which allows the use of the 12 –digit Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose, whether by the state or any corporate or person and proposes stiff civil penalties on violation of Aadhaar norms and privacy. The amendment also prevents the denial of service for refusing to undergo authentication.

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“The decision would enable UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) to have a more robust mechanism to serve the public interest and restrain the misuse of Aadhaar,” the government said, adding that subsequent to this amendment, no individual would be compelled to provide proof of possession of Aadhaar number or undergo authentication for the purpose of establishing his identity unless it is so provided by law made by Parliament.” The PTI release said.

The proposed amendment requires entities to be compliant with the standard of privacy and security specified by the UIDAI under any law made by parliament to perform authentication procedure.

Besides this, the proposed amendment confers enhanced power on the UIDAI to give directions to any entity as and when necessary.

The move is aimed at making Aadhaar “people-friendly”, the PTI release said.

Written by S.DHARANI KUMAR

Can GST be refunded? When can GST refund be claimed?

When you have paid extra GST you can file for a refund of the GST paid in the GST portal. The GST refund should be filed within 2 years from the date you made your payment. You would receive the refund within 60 days from the date you applied for claim. Understand the procedure for GST registration and GST returns here.

How does SSI/MSME help me get a loan from a bank?

When you need financial assistance for your MSME to acquire plant, machinery, building and land, you can get a working capital loan from banks. More on Income Tax Return Filing.

Is it necessary to attach any documents along with the return of income?

When filing the ITR there is no need to submit any documents along with it. The taxpayer should have copies of documents related to the tax return filing. Learn more about ISO Certification.

Does ISO 9001 2015 require a quality manual?

It is not mandatory to have quality manual for the ISO 9001 2015 QMS or quality management system as per to the ISO version.More info on NGO Registration in india.

What is the procedure for registration of an NGO with the Income Tax Department ?

An application needs to be filed in Form 10A in duplicate and needs to be sent to Commissioner of the area where the NGO is located within one year of the Trusts’s establishment.More about Udyog Aadhar Registration.

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