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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Planning
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2918
ANSWERED ON DECEMBER 18, 2014
Correction of Flaws in Aadhaar
2918. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of PLANNING be pleased to state;
(a) whether Government is aware of various flaws in the architecture, verification of Aadhaarand national security, privacy, duplication, data integrity and other concerns;
(b) the steps taken by Government towards the protection of the privacy and integrity of thedata in the Aadhaar database;
(c) the total funds spent on this project till date?
Minister Of State (Independent Charge) For Ministry Of Planning
And Mnister Of State For Defence
(Rao Inderjit Singh)
(a) & (b): The architecture of Aadhaar ecosystem has been designed to ensure data security,privacy, non-duplication, data integrity and other related aspects. Government is fully alive oftheneed to constantly upgrade the technology and infrastructure to maintain highest level ofdatasecurity and integrity. For this purpose, a well-designed and robust data security system is in place.Security is an integral part of the system from the initial design to the final stage andsecurity auditsare conducted on regular basis. A multi-layer approach is adopted in providing security measureswith multiple formats being used at different steps from the point of collection to the ending stage.Security of data is monitored at all the times i.e. at rest, in transit and in storage. Security andprivacy of personal data are fully ensured, without sacrificing the utility of the project. Variouspolicies and procedures have been defined, these are reviewed and updated continually therebyappropriately controlling and monitoring any movement of people, material and data in and out ofUIDAI premises, particularly the data centres. Further strengthening of security and privacy ofdata is an ever evolving process, and all possible steps are taken to make the data safer andprotected.
(c): A total amount of Rs. 5311.60 crores has been spent by UIDAI on the Aadhaar project, ason 30thNovember 2014.