With the billionth Aadhaar number being issued, the Aadhaar project is well on its way to becoming the centrepiece for governance in India irrespective of which government is in power. To that extent, critical engagement with the Aadhaar act is an essential exercise in a free and democratic polity.But much of this engagement, including on these pages, leads one to believe that the Aadhaar act puts an official imprimatur on a mass surveillance tool violating fundamental rights, hammered through Parliament by a brute majority.
PAN is Permanent Account Number i.e unique ten digit alpha numeric identification account number, that’s issued to each taxpayer. PAN card or number is issued by the Income Tax Department. Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number (TAN) is a 10 digit alphanumeric number issued to persons who are required to deduct or collect tax on payments made by them under the Indian Income Tax Act, 1961.The digital equivalent of a handwritten signature or stamped seal, but offering far more inherent security, a digital signature is intended to solve the problem of tampering and impersonation in digital communications.
ATAL PENSION YOJANA
The Government of India has announced a new scheme called Atal Pension Yojana (APY). APY is a guaranteed pension scheme and is administered by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA).Guaranteed monthly pension for subscribers, ranging from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 5,000 per month.Government of India (GoI) will also co-contribute 50% of the subscriber’s contribution or Rs. 1,000 per annum, whichever is lower. The Government co-contribution is available for those who are not covered by any Statutory Social Security Schemes and is not an Income Tax payer.
E- INSURANCE ACCOUNT (EIA)
eIA stands for "e-Insurance Account" or "Electronic Insurance Account". This e-Insurance account gives policyholders access to their life insurance portfolio at a few clicks. Benefits of an EIA: No more physical policy documents. View and manage all your life insurance policies under a single account. Once KYC documents are submitted and eIA is opened, KYC documents not required for purchase of new life insurance policies. Changes in contact details get auto updated in all your policies across all life insurers. Opening EIA is free. IRDA has granted the Certificate of Registration to the following four entities to act as 'Insurance Repositories' that are authorized to open e-Insurance Accounts. NSDL Database Management Limited. Central Insurance Repository Limited. Karvy Insurance Repository Limited. CAMS Repository Services Limited.
NPR DATA DIGITIZATION
At a time when information and data are becoming an integral part of every organization, people have realized that paper records, books, and journals are not as handy or safe as CD- ROMs. Information must be stored in such media that the storage is safe and the retrieval is quick. The age of Data Digitization has begun.Digitization is the process by which physical or manual records such as text, images etc. are converted into digital forms. This is of paramount importance when projects need directions based on already established facilities and the implementing agency needs to find the scope for expansion. We have to make data entry of the scanned images which were provided to us by RGI through NIELIT - Formerly DOEACC, Aurangabad in the Software . We have to make the data entry at block level in the Software.
We own the electricity distribution grid and the electricity meters. Under the Energy Industry Act, we are responsible for providing meters and for reading them, regardless of which energy supplier you are with. The use of our grid and the meter forms part of your energy supplier contract.There is also a contractual relationship between us and your energy supplier which regulates, among other things, the use of our distribution grid to supply their customers with electricity at clearly defined withdrawal points. A meter reading is necessary for the customers involved in order to calculate grid usage. We are permitted to determine the time of the reading in order to guarantee that grid operation is as economically viable as possible. On this basis, we are responsible for providing meter readings to the energy supplier for each withdrawal point.