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The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016

The Aadhaar Act 2016 aims to provide legal backing to the Aadhaar unique identification number. This Act consists of 59 sections. Get the detailed description of all the sections of The Aadhaar Act 2016 only at easyadvocacy.



Section Title
Section- Preamble Preamble Chapter 1
Section- 1 Section-1. Short title, extent and commencement. Chapter 1
Section- 2 Section-2. Definitions Chapter 1
Section- 3 Section-3. Aadhaar number. Chapter 1
Section- 4 Section-4. Properties of Aadhaar number. Chapter 1
Section- 5 Section-5. Special measures for issuance of Aadhaar number to certain category of persons. Chapter 1
Section- 6 Section-6. Update of certain information. Chapter 1
Section- 7 Section-7. Proof of Aadhaar number necessary for receipt of certain subsidies, benefits and services, etc. Chapter 1
Section- 8 Section-8. Authentication of Aadhaar number. Chapter 1
Section- 9 Section-9. Aadhaar number not evidence of citizenship or domicile, etc. Chapter 1
Section- 10 Section-10. Central Identities Data Repository. Chapter 1
Section- 11 Section-11. Establishment of Authority. Chapter 1
Section- 12 Section-12. Composition of Authority. Chapter 1
Section- 13 Section-13. Qualifications for appointment of Chairperson and Members of Authority. Chapter 1
Section- 14 Section-14. Term of office and other conditions of service of Chairperson and Members Chapter 1
Section- 15 Section-15. Removal of Chairperson and Members Chapter 1
Section- 16 Section-16. Restrictions on Chairperson or Members on employment after cessation of office. Chapter 1
Section- 17 Section-17. Functions of Chairperson. Chapter 1
Section- 18 Section-18. Chief executive officer. Chapter 1
Section- 19 Section-19. Meetings of Authority. Chapter 1
Section- 20 Section-20. Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate proceedings of Authority. Chapter 1
Section- 21 Section-21. Officers and other employees of Authority. Chapter 1
Section- 22 Section-22. Transfer of assets, liabilities of Authority. Chapter 1
Section- 23 Section-23. Powers and functions of Authority. Chapter 1
Section- 24 Section-24. Grants by Central Government. Chapter 1
Section- 25 Section-25. Other fees and revenues. Chapter 1
Section- 26 Section-26. Accounts and audit. Chapter 1
Section- 27 Section-27. Returns and annual report, etc. Chapter 1
Section- 28 Section-28. Security and confidentiality of information. Chapter 1
Section- 29 Section-29. Restriction on sharing information. Chapter 1
Section- 30 Section-30. Biometric information deemed to be sensitive personal information. Chapter 1
Section- 31 Section-31. Alteration of demographic information or biometric information. Chapter 1
Section- 32 Section-32. Access to own information and records of requests for authentication. Chapter 1
Section- 33 Section-33. Disclosure of information in certain cases. Chapter 1
Section- 34 Chapter VII: Offences and Penalties 34. Penalty for impersonation at time of enrolment. Whoever impersonates or attempts to impersonate another person, whether dead or alive, real or imaginary, by providing any false demographic information or biometric Chapter 1
Section- 34 Section-34. Penalty for impersonation at time of enrolment. Chapter 1
Section- 35 Section-35. Penalty for impersonation of Aadhaar number holder by changing demographic information or biometric information. Chapter 1
Section- 36 Section-36. Penalty for impersonation. Chapter 1
Section- 37 Section-37. Penalty for disclosing identity information. Chapter 1
Section- 38 Section-38. Penalty for unauthorized access to the Central Identities Data Repository. Chapter 1
Section- 39 Section-39. Penalty for tampering with data in Central Identities Data Repository. Chapter 1
Section- 40 Section-40. Penalty for unauthorized use by requesting entity. Chapter 1
Section- 41 Section-41. Penalty for noncompliance with intimation requirements. Chapter 1
Section- 42 Section-42. General penalty. Chapter 1
Section- 43 Section-43. Offences by companies. Chapter 1
Section- 44 Section-44. Act to apply for offence or contravention committed outside India. Chapter 1
Section- 45 Section-45. Power to investigate offences. Chapter 1
Section- 46 Section-46. Penalties not to interfere with other punishments. Chapter 1
Section- 47 Section-47. Cognizance of offences. Chapter 1
Section- 48 Section-48. Power of Central Government to supersede Authority. Chapter 1
Section- 49 Section-49. Members, officers, etc., to be public servants. Chapter 1
Section- 50 Section-50. Power of Central Government to issue directions. Chapter 1
Section- 51 Section-51. Delegation. Chapter 1
Section- 52 Section-52. Protection of action taken in good faith. Chapter 1
Section- 53 Section-53. Power of Central Government to make rules.1 Chapter 1
Section- 54 Section-54. Power of Authority to make regulations Chapter 1
Section- 55 Section-55. Laying of rules and regulations before Parliament. Chapter 1
Section- 57 Section-57. Act not to prevent use of Aadhaar number for other purposes under law. Chapter 1
Section- 56 Section-56. Application of other laws not barred. Chapter 1
Section- 58 Section-58. Power to remove difficulties. Chapter 1
Section- 59 Section-59. Savings. Chapter 1

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