Rajya Sabha passes Aadhaar amendment Bill, allows to file complaint in case of security breach

Siraj Qureshi reports:

The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that will allow the voluntary use of the 12-digit identification number as identity proof for Indians to open bank accounts and also get a mobile phone connection.

Aadhaar, a 12-digit unique identification number issued to Indian citizens by Narendra Modi-led government has been the centre of major controversies in the past due to privacy concerns or logistical issues in getting a new card.

With the passage of the Bill, the people are now allowed to file complaints in cases of impersonation or disclosure of their identity.

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