Aadhaar authentication for registration for births and deaths

Aadhaar authentication for registration for births and deaths upsc notes
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Office of Registrar General of India (RGI) permission
Perform Aadhaar authentication
During registration of births and deaths
Aadhaar not mandatory for registration
RGI can authenticate Aadhaar numbers
Verify identity of individuals
State governments and Union Territories
Adhere to MEiTY’s guidelines
Aadhaar Authentication (AA)
Verifies identity using Aadhaar number
Used for availing government services and schemes
Entities allowed to perform AA
Government ministries and departments
Some private entities like banks and telecom companies
Only if UIDAI is satisfied with standards of privacy and security
Purpose of AA
Good governance
Preventing leakage of public funds
Enablement of innovation
Spread of knowledge
Promote ease of living
Enable better access to services for residents
Legal provision
Aadhaar Authentication for Good Governance Rules, 2020
Supreme Court (2018)
struck down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act
Allowed use of Aadhaar data by private companies
Deemed “unconstitutional” for establishing identity
Aadhaar number
12-digit unique identity number
Issued by UIDAI
On behalf of Government of India
Based on individual’s biometric and demographic data

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