Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What Is Ailing The Aadhar Project Of India And UIDAI?

Ram K Kaushik

A constitutional analysis of the Bill proposed by the UIDAI Chairman Mr. Nandan Nilekani and analysed by Praveen Dalal has revealed that both the UIDAI and Aadhar project of India are still unconstitutional.

The Human Rights Centre of India has been keeping a close eye upon unconstitutional projects like Aadhar, Natgrid, CCTNS, etc and providing its valuable inputs and suggestions from time to time. This analysis is the latest of this series.

After much protest by civil liberties experts, the UIDAI was forced to propose the Bill that although very good for administrative purposes yet miserable for civil liberties purposes.

It is surprising that both Aadhar project of India and the UIDAI are operating without any law empowering them to act.

This is strange as the Indian government has deemed it fit to confer extreme powers in the hands of an authority that does not exists in the eyes of law.

Further, due the controversial nature of the work assigned to UIDAI, civil liberties violations are bound to arise in future.