Source: News Bharati English24 Mar 2017 09:30:34

New Delhi, March 24: In a move when the government made Aadhar card number compulsory while applying for the PAN card and also for filing IT returns from 1st July, security concerns were raised by the public over this. Hence Unique Identification Authority of India, UIDAI assured citizens that Aadhar card is safest move and there is nothing to worry about it.Unique Identification Authority of India, UIDAI, CEO, Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey in an interview said that the centralized database of Aadhar card if fully secured. Also the authority has employed multiple levels of security to guard against any possible theft or mischief. He also informed that a very complex process of encryption and upgraded cyber security norms are used to safeguard the data.

Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey added that Aadhar has proved to be very useful in plugging leakages in the government subsidy schemes. It has already saved about 49,000 crores rupees in the last two years through direct benefit transfer to the beneficiaries and savings are expected rise further. The UIDAI CEO said, Aadhar card was launched in 2010 and since then nearly 99% of adult population in the country has been brought under its coverage.

Also Unique Identification Authority of India, UIDAI, said that all devices using Aadhaar authentication will have to adhere to its new encryption standards from June 1. The move has been aimed at security. "Provided that in case of failure to intimate the Aadhaar number, the permanent account number allotted to the person shall be deemed to be invalid.”