One crore fine for misusing Aadhaar; The law was amended

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  • The Central Government has amended the Aadhaar Act to empower the Unique Identification Authority to levy fines.

  • Leaking someone else's biometric information is also a crime.

  • It carries a jail term of three years and a fine of Rs 10,000.

The Central Government has amended the Aadhaar Act to empower the Unique Identification Authority to levy fines.

Leaking someone else's biometric information is also a crime. It carries a jail term of three years and a fine of Rs 10,000. A grievance redressal officer will also be appointed for dealing with violations. The Joint Secretary to the Central Government with at least 10 years of experience will examine the complaints and take a decision.

Prior to the action, a show-cause notice must be given and the accused given an opportunity to explain. The rules were notified by the IT Ministry in accordance with the Aadhaar Act passed by Parliament in 2019.

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