Sham ID - "Aadhaar" - Not Proof of Address, DoB: High Court, Lucknow

Finally, a confession by UIDAI, whose implications are lost on the people and media and political establishment.

This is published in a news item in the 'Times of India', Bangalore edition, dated 27-01-2019.

Ms. Jasmine, /UIDAI Lucknow, regional office deputy director filed and affidavit and appeared in the High Court to say, "Aadhaar is only proof that a person obtaining subsidy or service is the same person who enrolled after providing biometrics and documents. If a resident does not have valid date of birth document, it is recorded on the basis of declared date. If the date is approximate, the age is verbally communicated by the resident to the operator based on which the year of birth is calculated. By default, the date of birth is recorded as January 1 of that calendar year. 

After the  by UIDAI, the court said, name, address, gender, address and date of birth on the Aadhaar card can't be taken as conclusive proof.

Most people, including judges, call the Sham ID, 'Aadhaar'  a “card” which it is not. It is merely a number in a database.

UIDAI deliberately fosters the false notion of an ID card since, that is what people want. This is one many deceits of UIDAI.

The claim that the allegedly unique number is unique to the person in the database to which the biometrics is linked is also false.

At enrolment, when the biometrics captured is compared to the millions of those already in the database, there would be millions of false matches. The mathematical probability of false matches is 1 in 10.

There is no way of knowing which of these millions of false matches is the right one. In other words, to whom does the set of biometrics actually belong.

Once the database links it a person, it assumes that the biometrics really is that of the person to which it has linked it and issued a number.

So, what do we have here?

We do not know whether the demographic data – DoB, age, gender, address or any other information is right or wrong.

All that is there is a number linked to someone’s biometrics which the database claims is that of X, Y or Z.

And people and authorities are to accept this false claim as Gospel truth.

And then use it a KYC for everything from passports to rations.

 

Now Hafeez Saeed Can Vote in Indian Elections & His Party Contest!

​It's great news. The Election Commission is planning to link - they call it "integrate" - the Sham ID , called, "Aadhaar" with voter lists.

Since, the Shamd ID is for all residents, not for citizens alone, Hafeez Saeed can not only vote, his party can contest and win elections.

There are only two that are infinite - God and our stupidity.

Here is the link to the news.

 

UIDAI's Tragi-comedy of Claimed Unintended Consequences - Serendipity?

A 'Times of India' headline yesterday claimed, "Aadhaar helps 16 mentally challenged boys get back home".

The URL (link to) of the news report is below.

Why are these "tall" and stupid claims being made? Perhaps, the claims are those who are so mentally challenged that they cannot understand basics of biometrics, refuse to study or examine anything before prouncing opinions. 

That may be an explanation of how the claims come to be made, but do not answer to the question of their motives.

A statement attributed in the news report to one, R Nagarathna, superintendent of the government home is, "If the word, 'duplicate' pops up during the regisration process, it means the person has already registered under Aadhaar". 

She obiviously, has no clue of what a "duplicate" is ignorant that biometric identification does not locate duplicates, but throws up millions of false matches. This is mathematically proven and scientifically known.

Further, biometrics of children are yet undeveloped and hence of poor quality for use in biometric identification systems. That's why Section 5 of the Aadhaar Act provides for special measures for over 80 % of the population, including children. 

So, the news report of people living in a make-believe world of biometric fancy tales is yet another devious attempt claim virtues of a scheme where none exist.

That media publishes such tripe is indicative of its ignorance and motivation.

Sham ID (SID) / "Aadhaar" Exposed Every day

The Sham ID / "Aadhaar" masquerading as, unique ID (UID), is being exposed every day; and yet there is mindless, partisan support for it.

This is the bane of this country. There is a culture, my party or group or community or religion – right or wrong.

The nation does not matter. The truth does not matter. Corruption does not matter. Harm, even to oneself, does not matter, because it is not perceived and anticipated.

Two pieces of writing both excellent ones, one titled, “Why Why Aadhaar cannot deliver anything it promises” and the other, “Over to Supreme Court” appeared in the papers today.

While these articles cover many important aspects of the Sham ID(SID) called, "Aadhaar", they have not touched upon somethings, more fundamental to it.

There are two false assumptions on which, Sham ID / "Aadhaar" is based.

1.                 Sham ID / "Aadhaar" provides unique IDs. It does not because biometric identification is inherently fallible.

2.                 identification and database control are needed to target subsidies / benefits and government services.

The first assumption is proven false both by research and mathematics using published specs of UIDAI. Ground data of large-scale duplicates allegedly detected (In reality, they are False Positive Matches.) confirms the futility of using biometrics for identification.

Secondly, in every subsidy, benefit or other entitlement, there is eligibility criteria to be determined. Hence, IDs alone are of no use. The false notion is being fostered that SID / "Aadhar" will work the magic of eliminating fraud in government-citizen interaction.

Thirdly, setting up large databases and keeping them updated is an impossible task.

Ignorance in these three areas is the crux of the difference between developed nations which, do not indulge in this type of tom foolery.

Here are the links to the articles referred to above.