Is Aadhar Bill a Fraud to the Constitution of India
Volume I, Issue IV, 2018
Aadhaar is a 12 digit unique identity number issued to all Indian residents based on their biometric and demographic data. The data is collected by the unique identification authority of India (UIDAI), a statutory authority, under the ministry of electronics and information technology. Aadhaar was drafted to take command over few internal problem of the system and to have a check over the person residing in India. To understand it more clearly we can imagine a scenario as if there is any welfare program of government, it does not reach the poor because of the leakage in the system. India being a welfare country has the motive to help the needy but they are not able to do so. The first and most criticized problem relating to Aadhaar is that it is introduced as a money bill which is against the article 110 of the constitution India. Secondly it is potentially possible that right of privacy may be infringed because of Aadhaar unique identification number and Section 33(2) permits disclosure of information under Aadhar act, including identity and authentication information, made in the interest of national security in pursuance of a direction of an officer not below the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government of India specially authorized in this behalf by an order of the Central Government. This paper focuses on brief history of Adadhar, its card utility, and most controversial question that is Aadhar bill is a money bill or not and whether it infringe right to privacy of individual.