The Justice BN Srikrishna committee suggested that several changes are required in Aadhar act as per the regulation suggested in the draft bill. In order to maintain the use of Aadhar act to its full potential, the govt needs to bring some changes.
There has been some regulation suggested for the draft bill to protect personal data of the citizen.
The committee has recommended some changes for the shield of Aadhar act and reports stated that “amendments have been suggested that classify requesting entities into two kinds to regulate access to personal data on the basis of necessity — those who can request for authentication and those who are limited to verifying the identity of individuals offline.” The amendment will even lead to the sovereignty of UIDAI.
The UDAI lacks two changes for its better functioning –
“Firstly it should be independent for making decision i.e “it should be autonomous in its decision making and functioning independently of user agencies in the government and outside it, that make use of Aadhaar card”. Secondly, it should get equipped with “powers akin to a traditional regulator for enforcement actions”.
Adhar Card was launched on 28 January 2009 under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Aadhaar contains the 12-digit unique identification number that can be earned by residents of India. The unique identification number is inherited on the basis of biometric and demographic data of the citizen. The collection of data is secured under a statutory authority i.e Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) which was inaugurated in January 2009 by the government of India.
Aadhar is considered the world’s largest Biometric ID system . World Bank Chief Economist Paul Romer marked it as ” the most sophisticated ID programme in the world “.
Aadhar card does not provide any right to domicile in India as it only provides the proof of residence not of citizenship.