24.9 C
New Delhi
Thursday 2 April 2020

Supreme court judgement will settle ‘right to privacy’: FM

Editorials

In India

Foreigners who attended Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz to be tried for violating visa rule

Sirf News has accessed from the police the records of many Tablighi Jamaat associates who have returned to or been to the Northeast and non-Muslims who passed through the area and returned to the states of the region

Tablighi Jamaat can’t explain mischief of members after leaving Delhi

While describing the 'difficulty' it faced to transport people out of Delhi, Tablighi Jamaat fails to explain why its associates and affiliates either mingled with people in their respective villages and why many of them just vanished in thin air

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government will remain open to any suggestions for improving the privacy framework surrounding Aadhaar.

Jaitley further said that the issue of ‘right to privacy’ was “hopefully” settled by the Supreme Court judgement.

Speaking at a book launch event, the finance minister said, “I think if tomorrow you have a situation where either the court or somebody in public domain or Parliament suggests ways and means of strengthening that privacy as technologies evolve for further securing them…, this is something which is not adversarial at all.”

“And therefore no government of the day should ever look at it from an adversarial point of view,” Jaitley said.

The minister said that Aadhaar was an evolving idea and he is “quite certain” that the last word on Aadhaar hasn’t been said as yet.

The government would always remain open for any further improvements which strengthen Aadhar, he said.

“Obviously you will have to make the adequate firewalls, but at the same time the larger public interest will always have to prevail over the individual’s personal interest,” Jaitley said.

He added: “I am not going to say that what was done by this government was a step better than what was floated by the previous government.”

Jaitley pointed out that curb on linkages through Aadhaar has led to huge savings for the government.

On savings through Aadhaar, he said, “There are estimations and its expanding, it’ll continue to expand.

PTI

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisement -

Articles

China Is Guilty, But How Will World Retaliate?

The attack has to be calibrated as the world has invested heavily in China and that country, in turn, has markets worldwide, making your own economy vulnerable when you take measures against Beijing

Sewa In COVID Times: Living ‘Service Before Self’ Credo

Sewa International volunteers were first off the starting block, setting up non-medical helplines for the four regional areas — West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, and Southwest — for a coordinated national response, where people can call in for assistance

India And US: Same COVID, Different Prescriptions

The different social structures, experiences in the leaders of the two countries, variation in the degree of political capital, etc make India and the US react differently to the global COVID pandemic

कोरोनावायरस काले विपरीतबुद्धिः का शर्तिया इलाज

कोरोनावायरस के भयावह व विकराल काल में जासूस विजय बनकर बाहर जाकर यह देखने की जरूरत बिलकुल नहीं है कि प्रशासन अपना काम ठीक कर रहा है या नहीं

China Is Guilty, But How Will World Retaliate?

The attack has to be calibrated as the world has invested heavily in China and that country, in turn, has markets worldwide, making your own economy vulnerable when you take measures against Beijing

Sewa In COVID Times: Living ‘Service Before Self’ Credo

Sewa International volunteers were first off the starting block, setting up non-medical helplines for the four regional areas — West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, and Southwest — for a coordinated national response, where people can call in for assistance

India And US: Same COVID, Different Prescriptions

The different social structures, experiences in the leaders of the two countries, variation in the degree of political capital, etc make India and the US react differently to the global COVID pandemic

कोरोनावायरस काले विपरीतबुद्धिः का शर्तिया इलाज

कोरोनावायरस के भयावह व विकराल काल में जासूस विजय बनकर बाहर जाकर यह देखने की जरूरत बिलकुल नहीं है कि प्रशासन अपना काम ठीक कर रहा है या नहीं

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: