SFLC.in writes to UIDAI seeking extension for Draft Aadhaar (Authentication and Offline Verification) Regulations, 2021

The Unique Identification Authority of India (hereinafter “the UIDAI”) recently released the Draft Aadhaar (Authentication and Offline Verification) Regulations, 2021 for stakeholder consultation. The draft document was released by the UIDAI from May 20, 2021 to June 2, 2021 which is less than the 30 day period stipulated by the Pre-Legislative Consultation Policy.

SFLC.in wrote to the UIDAI seeking extension of the stakeholder consultation period and to be in compliance with the Pre-Legislative Consultation Policy. The letter also highlights that the Pre-Legislative Policy requires proactive publication of the proposed legislation on the internet and through other means. However, the draft Rules were not publicized by the UIDAI on its social media handles or via press releases on Press Information Bureau.

SFLC.in has also filed an Right to Information Application with the UIDAI seeking file notings and minutes of meetings of the draft Rules. You can access the RTI Application here. We will update this space once we receive a response from the UIDAI.

You can read the letter here: