Dhoni fiasco: UIDAI sensitises agencies on celebrity enrolments
To avoid a repeat of Dhoni-like episodes, the UIDAI has instructed the staff of its enrolment agencies to resist the urge of posing for selfies with celebrities or retaining their Aadhaar details.
It also emphasised that personal preferences should be kept separate from official duties.
The instruction follows the public sharing of Aadhaar details of ace cricketer M S Dhoni after some photos were tweeted by the CSC E-Governance handle, including one capturing his personal details in the form of his Aadhaar acknowledgement slip.
Swinging into action, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has reached out to its regional offices to, in turn, sensitise enrolment agencies to "strictly" adhere to the rules of enrolment, even as the erring operator has been blacklisted.
"We are sensitising all our operators and agencies to strictly follow the norms while enrolling such individuals...and not to mix enrolment operation with personal likes and dislikes...or get into the personal domain like clicking a selfie," UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey told media.
Pandey's advice to the enrolment agencies: "Please don't be enthusiastic... this is an official business, so limit the activity to official business and if they want to do that (click photos)... they can meet the celebrity after office hours."
UIDAI has blacklisted the Village Level Entrepreneur who had enrolled Dhoni for leaking Aadhaar receipt which carried his personal information.