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No blanket scheme gives adults the option of …

The government said Friday that no blanket scheme has been created giving an adult the option to opt out. Aadhaar program since there is no such address of the Supreme Court.

But, in line with the SC judgment, the necessary steps are being taken to formulate an exit scheme only for children who get the majority who do not intend to take advantage of the scheme’s benefits Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology SS Ahluwalia said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

To a question about whether the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) received requests to opt out of the Aadhaar scheme, the minister gave an affirmative response.

“The Hon’ble court did not establish a blanket option to exit Aadhaar as a binding address and consequently no such option has been created,” he said.

The minister said that in accordance with the SC ruling in September 2018, “such an exit scheme has only been mandatory for children who have been registered with the consent of their parents, who will be given the option to leave to reach the expected age of majority do not intend to take advantage of the benefits of the plan. “

Consequently, he said, steps are being taken to formulate such an exit scheme so that children get the majority.

On whether UIDAI has prepared plans to delete all Aadhaar data with banks and telecommunications companies, Ahluwalia said compliance with the provisions of the Aadhaar Act 2016 and the Supreme Court order, including deletion of Aadhaar data , must be carried out by the The requesting entity in question receives the request from an Aadhaar holder.

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