New Delhi: The Center has empowered the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIA) to impose fines of up to Rs. 1 crore for misuse of Aadhaar and to appoint legislators. The Center has issued a notification in this regard.
According to the Aadhaar Act of 2019, a Joint Chief Secretary to the Central Government with at least 10 years of experience will examine complaints and take a decision. Leaking someone else’s biometric information is also a crime. It carries a jail term of three years and a fine of Rs. 10,000.
The grievance redressal officer needs at least ten years of service. Must have at least three years of experience in law, management, IT, commerce, or any other field.
The property of those who do not pay the fine may also be confiscated. Before the action, a show-cause notice must be given and the accused allowed to explain.