You are here: Home » Economy & Policy » News
Business Standard

Over 40,900 fraudulent Aadhaar numbers cancelled up to August 31: Dhotre

A total of 40,955 fraudulent Aadhaar numbers have been cancelled up to August 31, 2020, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Topics
Aadhaar | Aadhaar number

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Ordinance to allow voluntary use of Aadhaar to rekindle privacy debate

A total of 40,955 fraudulent numbers have been cancelled up to August 31, 2020, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Minister of State for Electronics and IT Sanjay Dhotre, in a written reply in Rajya Sabha, said that such fraudulent numbers are cancelled under specific provisions of the (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016.

"A total of 40,955 fraudulent Aadhaar numbers have been cancelled up to 31.08.2020," Dhotre said.

He was replying to a question on whether there have been any cases where fraudulent Aadhaar cards have been found by the Ministry, and the number of such cases.

Replying to another question, Dhotre said 38.16 lakh Aadhaar numbers stand deactivated as on August 31.

"Deactivation of Aadhaar number, under regulation 28 of the Aadhaar(Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016, takes place on account of inter alia bad data requiring update," he said.

It is estimated that the number of 'Live Aadhaar' stands at 121.86 crore, he said, and explained that the concept of 'Live Aadhaar' was introduced to estimate the number of Aadhaar holders who are alive.

As on August end, a total of 126.17 crore Aadhaar numbers have been generated against the projected population (2020) of about 137.05 crore.

The actual number of Aadhaar holders is lesser due to deaths, he said.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Tue, September 22 2020. 21:29 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
.