Since inception, UIDAI has enrolled 20 crs into the Aadhaar Platform. The logical end of the process is the delivery of the Aadhaar Card to the respective Card Holders.
Even though, Aadhaar card by itself has less value, the Aadhaar Card is necessary to tie-up with other services viz Bank Accounts/PAN Cards.
There have been instances wherein the Aadhaar Cards could not be delivered. Two major reasons are incorrect address or incorrect names.
Some Aadhaar cards have been found out to have names viz Apple /Coriander. In April 2012, IB Department was asked to look into the 800 fake ‘Aadhaar’ cards issued in the disabled category in which unique identification numbers were issued to persons with missing fingers and damaged irises of the eyes in old city of Hyderabad.
One of the corner-stone of Aadhaar is that it ensure one person shall not be able to impersonate and steal others benefit, thus preventing leakage in the system. The biometric data collection and DE-duplication have been a near perfect process.
However, the demographic data (i.e Name and address) collected is dependent on the proof of identity and the proof of address which is given in a government document and approved by an authorized verifier.
I am trying to get answers for the following points. Comments are appreciated.
If the name/address is wrong and the biometrics are correct, does it mean that the correct biometric holder will not be able to hold a Aadhaar Card. As the Aadhaar card is generated, the biometrics would not have previous allotted Aadhaar Cards.
Why are the Indian citizens/residents providing their biometrics, but providing false/incorrect demographic details?
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