Parliament passes Aadhaar amendment Bill

The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed by Rajya Sabha by a voice vote.

July 08, 2019 07:02 pm | Updated November 28, 2021 10:42 am IST - New Delhi

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the Budget session of the Parliament, in New Delhi on July 8, 2019.

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the Budget session of the Parliament, in New Delhi on July 8, 2019.

Parliament on Monday passed an amendment bill which allows voluntary use of Aadhaar as proof of identity for users to open bank accounts and get mobile phone connection.

The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed by Rajya Sabha by a voice vote.

The Bill, which also provides for a stiff ₹1 crore penalty and a jail term for private entities violating provisions on Aadhaar data, was already passed by Lok Sabha on July 4.

 

The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was introduced in Lok Sabha on June 24.

The amendments provide for use of Aadhaar number for KYC authentication on voluntary basis under the Telegraph Act, 1885, and the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.

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