No Plans To Make Aadhaar Mandatory For Air Tickets: Govt To MPs

Posted By:
Subscribe to GoodReturns
For Quick Alerts
Subscribe Now  
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

    The government on Thursday told a group of MPs that it has no plans to make Aadhaar number mandatory for booking air tickets.

    At a meeting of the parliamentary standing committee on home affairs, headed by P Chidambaram, top officials said no decision has been taken by the government in this regard, an MP who attended the meeting told PTI. Now You Need Aadhaar For These 14 Things

    The parliamentarians were assured by the officials, led by Union home secretary-designate Rajiv Gauba, that Aadhaar data is safe and there is no chance of it falling in wrong hands as the main server is placed in a foolproof system. Aadhaar, PAN, Passport To Be Must While Booking Air Ticket

    No Plans To Make Aadhaar Mandatory For Air Tickets: Govt To MPs

    The queries by members of the panel were answered by the representatives of the home ministry and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the nodal authority for Aadhaar in the country. 

    Apart from Aadhaar, the panel also discussed various national security issues, officials said. How To Link Aadhaar With Your Bank Account?

    When the MPs asked why the government was linking Aadhaar number with banks, mobile connections, welfare schemes, they said that the decision had been taken by the political executive and they were not in a position to answer it.

    Asked how citizen's privacy would be protected when the Aadhaar data is collected by private entities, the officials said the entire software is handled by the UIDAI, and there was no chance of falling the Aadhaar data in wrong hands, another MP said.
    The officials told the lawmakers that a final decision on the privacy issues related to Aadhaar would be taken only after a verdict of the Supreme Court, which is hearing a case related to privacy.

    Goodreturns.in 

    Read more about: aadhaar air ticket
    Company Search
    Enter the first few characters of the company's name or the NSE symbol or BSE code and click 'Go'

    Find IFSC

    Get Latest News alerts from Goodreturns

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Goodreturns sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Goodreturns website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more