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Aadhaar digest: Masked numbers, fintech exemption and AePS

UIDAI introduces masked eAadhaar

The UIDAI last week introduced a new form of e-Aadhaar which will mask the first 8 digits of the individual’s Aadhaar number. The masked Aadhaar is evidently meant to prevent misuse of Aadhaar numbers.

Maharashtra govt seeks fintech access to Aadhaar database

The Maharashtra government will send a request to the UIDAI to find a way to give the fintech industry access to the Aadhaar database. The state will request UIDAI, law and finance ministries for this. This move comes after the SC judgment which declared private parties’ access to the Aadhaar database illegal.

Banks to continue Aadhaar-enabled Payments System

UIDAI has told banks to carry on with Aadhaar-enabled Payments System, a service banks had stopped after the Supreme Court delivered its judgment on the Aadhaar matter. The judgment had suspended mandatory linking of banks accounts with Aadhaar. However, the UIDAI has asked banks to continue with AePS as this mode of withdrawal is part of the DBT scheme for which use of Aadhaar is allowed. More on the Economic Times.

Aadhaar data will be deleted against alternative verification documents

Telecom operators body COAI said last week that mobile customers who want to get their Aadhaar data deleted from the records of telecom service providers have to provide alternative verification documents apart from Aadhaar. Services will not be disconnected during the change in documentation process of a customer, the COAI clarified. More on Economic Times.

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