For sharing Indian cricketer MS Dhoni’s Aadhar card, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has blacklisted the agency that is the cause behind it.
“The operator VLE (Village Level Entrepreneur), has been blacklisted. He cannot work for UIDAI for 10 years. We are also checking who put the form on social media. Action will be taken against them as well,” said UIDAI CEO A.B. Pandey.
Asked about taking penal action against those involved, Mr. Pandey said since Aadhaar card has not been generated yet and it is only the form which has been made public, no penal action is being taken at this point.
“But even sharing the form is wrong. It has personal details, including address. We will be conducting a further enquiry and will take action accordingly. All options will be considered.’’ he added.
The issue was raised in Rajya Sabha, sparking a war of words between Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and his predecessor P. Chidambaram.
Citing Dhoni’s wife Sakshi’s allegations, Chidambaram questioned how the government would protect the privacy of transactions once it is linked to Aadhaar. “it was immature behavior on behalf of the person who went there”, responded Jaitley.