An Aadhaar volunteer's "fan moment" after he prepared MS Dhoni's card has become awkward for the government at a time it is confronting many questions about the biometric identification system. The agency for which the volunteer works has been blacklisted for 10 years. Following Sakshi Dhoni's tweets, that redirecting media glare on the scheme amid opposition protests, Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today asserted that "Aadhaar is fully secure".
The Unique Identification Authority of India or UIDAI recently suspended the authentication services of Axis Bank over concerns about biometrics data being saved illegally. The UIDAI, which has issued 112 crore Aadhaar numbers, insists that its database is safe, a point that the government has also made forcefully in parliament.
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