The official Twitter handle of UIDAI has posted a series of tweets as a press statement categorically denying reports of the ECMP Aadhaar Enrolment Software being tampered and sold in underground markets. The tweets of the press release, edited lightly into readable paragraphs are as follows: Press Statement: UIDAI completely dismisses few reports in social media and online news channels about Aadhaar Enrolment Software being allegedly tampered and sold for some money in underground market which purportedly bypasses operators biometric authentication and facilitates making of Aadhaar cards without any documents, as totally baseless, false, misleading, and irresponsible. As part of our stringent enrolment and updation process, UIDAI matches all the biometric (10 fingerprints and both iris) of a resident enrolling for Aadhaar with the biometrics of all Aadhaar holders before issuing an Aadhaar. No operator can make or update Aadhaar unless resident himself or herself give his or her biometric. Any enrolment or update request is processed only after biometric of resident is authenticated. Also, before processing of the enrolment or update as stated above, enrolment operator’s biometric and other parameters are checked and only after all checks are found to be successful, enrolment or update of resident is further processed. Some of the checks include biometric check of operator, validity of operator, enrolment machine, enrolment agency, registrar, etc. which are verified at UIDAI’s backend system before further processing is done. In cases where, any of the checks fails, the enrolment request gets rejected and action against such operator is taken. Presuming, if at all, by some…
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