What Aadhaar Amendment Bill means for the common man?

The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in Rajya Sabha on July 8 after it got approval from Lok Sabha on July 4. The bill replaced an ordinance issued in March 2019.

What actually Aadhaar Amendment Bill means for the common man:-

  • The Aadhaar and other laws (amendment) bill, 2019 has laid down provisions in keeping with which Aadhaar Card can be used as a voluntary  option while opening bank accounts and obtaining new network connections for Cell Phones.

  • The new adjustments bearing on Aadhaar Card additionally ensure that your children may have the option to go out from biometric id programme once he/she attains 18 years of age.

  • As in keeping with amendments, Aadhaar Card number can be used voluntarily as KYC (Know your customer) authentication. That is under the Telegraph Act, 1885, and the Prevention of money Laundering Act, 2002.

  •  After this change, Aadhaar Card holders will now have the option to conceal their complete Aadhaar Card number, when offering it as a proof of identity. You may try this by using the alternative virtual identity (VID) that is shared via the Unique identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

  • As in keeping with amended rules, there could be stringent penalties for violating norms that are mandatory for the use of Aadhaar Card.  Provisions have also been made for stiff penalties for violation of  privacy.

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