The Aadhar Bill was passed by Lok Sabha with a majority of votes on March 16, 2016. This bill got the President’s consent some ten days later. The prime objective of this bill was to legitimize Aadhar Cards. Aadhar Bill which is being regarded so highly by the government of India has of course aroused the curiosity of law college students in Ghaziabad, UP and across Delhi NCR. So, here are some salient features of the bill:
What is contained in the bill?
The bill proposes to distribute a list of subsidies and services to all people having Unique Identification Number mentioned in the Aadhaar Card. Aadhar Cards would be given to every Indian resident or a person who wants to be a resident of this nation for a stay of at least 182 days in a year.
What are some other features of the bill?
The Aadhar Card number would provide a list of details about any Indian citizen such as:
Demographic (name, date of birth, address details)
All these details would be used to verify the identity of a person, claiming subsidy. Law college in Ghaziabad students should note that: if a person does not have Aadhar number, he/she will not be considered for any subsidies. Moreover the Aadhar number, though important, will not be considered as a proof of citizenship.
What are offenses or puishements for violation of the Bill?
This should be of immense interest for any law college student in Ghaziabad, UP or Delhi NCR. A person who tries to gain unauthorized access to the centralized database would be penalized with imprisonment of upto three years or a minimum fine of ten lakhs. If any applicant or agency fails to comply with the overall Aadhar Bill rules, the punishment would be imprisonment upto one year or a fine between Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 1 lakh.