#Aadhaar slips up, letters come with dog, tree photos #UID #WTFnews


In perhaps one of the strangest government goof-ups India has seen till date, thousands of people across the country have received Aadhaar letters with photographs of trees, animals or buildings in place of their own. Fifty-two-year-old south Delhi resident Ashish Kumar Mathur, for instance, was thrilled when he got his letter earlier than expected. But his joy was short-lived as he opened the envelope and saw that the letter carried the photo of a tree against his name. 

The Aadhaar letter provides a person with a unique identification number that becomes a valid proof of identity to avail of several services such as getting a passport or opening a bank account. But the document has no value if the photo is of a person different from the one whose name and address it mentions — and even less so, one could say, if the photo is of an inanimate thing.

Having said that, the case of the daughter of Andhra Pradesh resident MS Reddy is no better for having the photo of a dog on her Aadhaar letter. “It is a disgrace,” Reddy wrote angrily on his blog, raising questions about the entire Aadhaar project.

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said in response to a Right to Information (RTI) application filed by this reporter that 3,858 Aadhaar letters with photographs of non-humans have been detected so far.https://i0.wp.com/www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2013/4/07-04-13-pg-01h.jpg

In addition, 14,817 cases of Aadhaar letters bearing photos of wrong people have been detected. “I am 71 and my Aadhaar letter has the photo of a person in his early twenties,” said Punjab resident Om Prakash Syngal.

In its reply, the UIDAI attributed the goof-up to an error in the printing software, which, the authority claimed, accidentally picked random pictures from the computer being used. “The application used an incorrect algorithm to choose the photo,” it said, adding that a process to identify such cases was initiated once the reason for the glitch was identified.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: #India – Get #Aadhaar #UID to obtain PAN card now- seriously #WTFnews | kracktivist
  2. Trackback: Plea against Aadhaar, Delhi HC asks govt to respond #UID | kracktivist
  3. Trackback: #India- Do you know why #Aadhaar – #UID is NOT compulsory #mustread | kracktivist
  4. Trackback: Indian Banks don’t want UID involvement #Aadhaar | kracktivist
  5. Trackback: Use of #Aadhaar card in Voting in Karnataka Assembly Elections #UID | kracktivist
  6. Trackback: Andhra Pradesh -Biometric information of 14 lakh #Aadhaar applicants goes missing #UID | kracktivist

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Kractivism-Gonaimate Videos

Protest to Arrest

Faking Democracy- Free Irom Sharmila Now

Faking Democracy- Repression Anti- Nuke activists


Kamayaninumerouno – Youtube Channel


Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 6,225 other followers

Top Rated

Blog Stats

  • 1,862,751 hits


April 2013
%d bloggers like this: