Tuesday, March 15, 2011

281 -Fight Against UIDAI And Other Illegal Projects - Techno Legal news and Views

Posted on October 18th 2010 by Gunjan Singh

Indian government, especially home ministry, is strongly in favour of an endemic e-surveillance society. Unconstitutional projects like unique identification project of India (UID project of India), Natgrid, CCTNS, etc are solely aimed at enhancing the e-surveillance capabilities of Indian government.

Some fabulous self defence methods have been suggested by Praveen Dalal against the increasing e-surveillance activities of Indian government. According to Praveen Dalal, Aadhar Project is unconstitutional and so is the unique identification authority of India (UIDAI). And so are projects like Natgrid, CCTNS, etc.

In the absence of judicial intervention and usurping of parliamentary powers by the executive, there is little we can expect from Indian government. In these circumstances, self help seems to be the best option.

Another good option is to oppose projects like Aadhar by not becoming a part of the same. Similarly, crucial details, including biometric details, must not be given to UIDAI. Till now Aadhar project and UIDAI have been big failures as none have come forward to become part of the same. All the Indian government and UIDAI could have done in this regard is imposing the same upon illiterate and poor people.

Another option is to file RTI applications against various government departments and ask for the rationale, legislations and expenditures incurred by UIDAI without any parliamentary sanctions. Do not just sit over it, fight for your rights and governmental excesses.