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The Government's Advice to Exercise 'Normal Prudence' With Aadhaar Is Confusing and Dangerous -Jean Drèze and Ria Singh Sawhney The UIDAI has singularly failed to communicate rules to the public in a clear manner. Now, instead of trying to enforce its rules, it is putting the onus on the public to exercise “normal prudence”. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has earned some well-deserved flak for issuing a press release advising members of the public to avoid sharing a photocopy of their Aadhaar card with anyone and then retracting...

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Centre retracts caution on Aadhaar photocopies -Jacob Koshy

-The Hindu UIDAI had warned against sharing them to avoid ‘misuse’ Two days after it issued an advisory cautioning people against sharing a photocopy of their Aadhaar card, the government on Sunday withdraw the notification, claiming that it could be “misinterpreted”. A perusal of past tweets by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which manages Aadhar, shows the about-turn reveals confusion on its policy regarding photocopies of Aadhaar. The Bengaluru Regional Office...

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Hospitals fined for fake Ayushman Bharat claims -Bindu Shajan Perappadan

-The Hindu 144 institutions were de-empanelled Non-genuine 18,606 hospital transactions were detected in the Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) with penalty amounting to Rs.29.72 crore being levied on erring hospitals. Also 144 hospitals were de-empanelled from the scheme based on confirmed fraudulent behavior, said the Health Ministry in its reply to the Parliament in the recently concluded session. The Ministry added that the National Health Authority (NHA)—the implementing agency...

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10 Things To Know About The Electoral Reforms Controversy -Sunil Prabhu The opposition has argued that allowing the Aadhaar card-voter ID link could lead to more non-citizens voting in the country. New Delhi: Four changes in the electoral law, the key one allowing linking of Aadhaar to the voter identity card, was passed in the Lok Sabha amid uproar today. The opposition demanded a review of the bill, arguing against the Aadhaar-voter I-card link. Here are the Top 10 points in this story: 1....

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Crop insurance claims over Rs 3,300 crore pending due to payment failure, delay in state subsidy -Shagun Kapil

-Down to Earth Farmers belonging Jharkhand, Karnataka, Telangana, and Maharashtra have the highest amounts pending under insurance claims Over Rs 3,300 crore is pending in payment to farmers across India in crop insurance claims  since 2018-19 under the government’s flagship crop insurance scheme, due to ‘payment failure’ and delay in state subsidy. An amount of Rs 3,372.72 crore out of claims worth Rs 66,460 crore in the last three years under the Pradhan...

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