In a survey conducted by LocalCircles, it has been revealed that majority of the respondents demanded financial penalty be levied upon banks, telecom service providers and others which compromise their Aadhaar, banks or call transactions. The story on the survey was done by ANI.
Recently, several cases have surfaced where the details of Aadhaar and other documents which are supposed to remain discreet, have been compromised. However, over half of the respondents agreed to process their Aadhaar-bank account-mobile number linkage only after security assurance is provided from service providers and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
In a second set of poll related to mandatory linking of Aadhaar card and bank accounts, 39 per cent said they would completely support the move while 12 per cent declined support. The other 48 per cent assured support only after banks and the UIDAI assure them that their personal information will not be leaked or misused.
On Saturday, in a major setback to the UIDAI, reports surfaced of over 800 people in Haridwar’s Gaindi Khata village sharing January 1 as their date of birth in their new Aadhaar cards.
A similar incident was also reported in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer in May.