List of Penalty for impersonation at time of enrolment given in Aadhar Act

Previously We have discussed Some Aadhar Definition and Rules, In this post, we will see some Penalty rules in aadhar act. There are Many Kind of Penalty has to describe in Aadhar Act they are as Follows:

Aadhar Penalty List

  1. Penalty for impersonation at time of enrolment
  2. Penalty for impersonation of Aadhaar number holder by changing demographics
    information or biometric information.
  3. A penalty for impersonation.
  4. A penalty for disclosing identity information.
  5. A penalty for unauthorized access to the Central Identities Data Repository.
  6. Penalty regarding Aadhar Correction and SSUP Status Process.

Now Let’s discuss these Penalties in Detail:

  • Whoever impersonates or attempts to impersonate another person, whether dead or alive, real or imaginary, by providing any false demographic information or biometric information, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with a fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees or with both.
  • Whoever, not being authorized to collect identity information under the provisions of this Act, by words, conduct or demeanour pretends that he is authorised to do so, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with a fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees or, in the case of a company, with a fine which may extend to one lakh rupees or with both.
  • Whoever, with the intention of causing harm or mischief to an Aadhaar number holder, or with the intention of appropriating the identity of an Aadhaar number holder changes or attempts to change any demographic information or biometric information of an Aadhaar number holder by impersonating or attempting to impersonate another person, dead or alive, real or imaginary, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to a fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees.
  • Whoever, intentionally discloses, transmits, copies or otherwise disseminates any identifiable information collected in the course of Aadhar enrolment or authentication to any person not authorised under this Act or regulations made thereunder or in contravention of any agreement or arrangement entered into pursuant to the provisions of this Act, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with a fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees or, in the case of a company, with a fine which may extend to one lakh rupees or with both.
  • Whoever, not being authorized by the Authority, uses or tampers with the data in the Central Identities Data Repository or in any removable storage medium with the intent of modifying information relating to Aadhaar number holder or discovering any information thereof shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to a fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees.
  • Whoever commits an offense under this Act or any rules or regulations made thereunder for which no specific penalty is provided elsewhere than this section, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year or with a fine which may extend to twenty-five thousand rupees or, in the case of a company, with a fine which may extend to one lakh rupees, or with both.
  • Whoever, not being authorized by the Authority, uses or tampers with the data in the Central Identities Data Repository or in any removable storage medium with the intent of modifying information relating to Aadhaar number holder or discovering any information thereof shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to a fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees.

So, These are some of the Penalty Rules and Regulation that UIDAI has decided in their Aadhar Act. For More information, You can refer to UIDAI FAQ Section in their Official Portal.

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