The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act `2016

An Act to provide for, as a good governance, efficient, transparent, and targeted delivery of subsidies, benefits and services, the expenditure for which is incurred from the Consolidated Fund of India, to individuals residing in India through assigning of unique identity numbers to such individuals and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
2016
  • AUTHENTICATION

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     Proof of Aadhaar number necessary for receipt of certain subsidies, benefits and services, etc
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     Authentication of Aadhaar number
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     Offline verification of Aadhaar number
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     Aadhaar number not evidence of citizenship or domicile, etc
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     Central Identities Data Repository
  • UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION AUTHORITY OF INDIA

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     Establishment of Authority
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     Composition of Authority
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     Qualifications for appointment of Chairperson and Members of Authority
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     Term of office and other conditions of service of Chairperson and Members
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     Removal of Chairperson and Members
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     Restrictions on Chairperson or Members on employment after cessation of office
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     Functions of Chairperson
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     Chief executive officer
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     Meetings of Authority
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     Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate proceedings of Authority
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     Officers and other employees of Authority
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     Transfer of assets, liabilities of Authority
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     Powers and functions of Authority
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     Power of Authority to issue directions
  • GRANTS, ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT AND ANNUAL REPORT

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     Grants by Central Government
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     Fund
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     Accounts and audit
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     Returns and annual report, etc
  • PROTECTION OF INFORMATION

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     Security and confidentiality of information
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     Restriction on sharing information
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     Biometric information deemed to be sensitive personal information
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     Alteration of demographic information or biometric information
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     Access to own information and records of requests for authentication
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     Disclosure of information in certain cases
  • CIVIL PENALTIES

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     Penalty for failure to comply with provisions of this Act, rules, regulations and directions
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     Power to adjudicate
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     Appeals to Appellate Tribunal
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     Procedure and powers of the Appellate Tribuna
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     Appeal to Supreme Court of India
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     Civil court not to have jurisdictio
  • OFFENCES AND PENALTIES

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     Penalty for impersonation at time of enrolment
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     Penalty for impersonation of Aadhaar number holder by changing demographic information or biometric information
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     Penalty for impersonation
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     Penalty for disclosing identity information
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     Penalty for unauthorised access to the Central Identities Data Repository
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     Penalty for tampering with data in Central Identities Data Repository
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     Penalty for unauthorised use by requesting entity or offline verification-seeking entity
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     Penalty for non-compliance with intimation requirements
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     General penalty
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     Offences by companies
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     Act to apply for offence or contravention committed outside India
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     Power to investigate offences
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     Penalties not to interfere with other punishments
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     Cognizance of offences
  • MISCELLANEOUS

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     Power of Central Government to supersede Authority
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     Members, officers, etc., to be public servants
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     Power of Central Government to issue directions
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     Exemption from tax on income
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     Delegation
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     Protection of action taken in good faith
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     Power of Central Government to make rules
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     Power of Authority to make regulations
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     Laying of rules and regulations before Parliament
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     Application of other laws not barred
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     Act not to prevent use of Aadhaar number for other purposes under law
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     Power to remove difficulties
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     Savings