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Has a Trojan Horse entered the financial gates? 

 “O unhappy citizens, what madness? Do you think the enemy’s sailed away? Or do you think any Greek gift’s free...

New Delhi: Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairman P.C. Mody addresses at the inauguration of the Web Portal for Exchange of Information on Income Tax, in New Delhi on Nov 22, 2019. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

Why is CBDT destroying the financial system?

If the CBDT can’t take physical copies of tax returns on record, they have lost their ability to distinguish the...

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My memories of Manohar Parrikar, the man who made a difference

Unlike most politicians Manoharbhai walked the talk about simplicity that had become his trademark. Unlike most politicians he rewarded those...

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UIDAI has no skin in the system

Identification is a responsible process. It requires someone to take responsibility of identification.   UIDAI wants to use the photographs...

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Srikrishna Committee falters in delivering protection

Srikrishna Committee has taken India back by enabling third parties to enmesh citizens through their data. It could even endanger...

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Government must ensure clean delivery of benefits

Neither the Ministry of Finance nor any government ministry or department has provided any indication of the steps in the...

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UIDAI database defective in targeting subsidies and benefits

Can a non unique ID that doesn’t certify anything, or does not know how it was created, that was never...

Srikrishna Committee must get data protection right

On 27 October 2017, the Attorney General for India told the Supreme Court that the Data Protection Committee under Justice...

The Maharashtra case shows pitfalls of Aadhaar use

The problem affecting tens of thousands of crore loan waiver in Maharashtra to benami Aadhaar bank accounts exposes the inability...

SC privacy verdict: PM Modi must reboot bureaucracy

The Supreme Court of India’s judgement on privacy is an opportunity to end the wrongs of an UPA era programme...

Security issues plague UPA’s flawed Aadhar model

When Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi launched his innings in 2014, promising good governance with minimum government, many, especially his...

Don’t forget the danger of digital black money

In the aftermath of the Prime Minister’s call to clean out black money, when Niti Aayog tweets promoting the digital...

PM Modi must protect India’s banking system from ‘hack attack’

PM Modi must protect India’s banking system from ‘hack attack’

Over 3.2 million customers across 19 banks were exposed to financial fraud last week. Despite alerts to expect hacks as...

The way ahead on Aadhaar

REQUIREMENTS OF LAW On 23 September 2013, the Supreme Court of India made it very clear that “no person should...

PM Modi must liberate smart cities from babus

PM Modi must liberate smart cities from babus

Much hope to transform our unliveable cities to become liveable has surrounded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s innovative announcement of smart...

Time to replace Digital Gods with the people of India

DIGITAL ASSETS Two days ago, my computer prompted me for the password of my Apple ID to update software I...

PM Modi must act on UPA’s Aadhaar

PM Modi must act on UPA’s Aadhaar

SUPREME COURT DIRECTIONS Aadhaar is neither necessary nor sufficient to deliver any benefits, rights and entitlements. Each benefit, right or...