The Common Services Center Scheme (CSC)  e-governance Services India Limited’s hopes of cashing in on Indian cricket star Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s popularity might land them in hot waters.

With the Union government contemplating the idea of making Aadhaar card mandatory for every citizen, the former India skipper decided to have his Aadhaar card made. However, the government agency which handles the whole process could not stop itself from making the news public.

They tweeted a picture in which the India batsman’s fingerprints are getting scanned into the system. But that was not the end as they also uploaded a screenshot of Dhoni’s application form- a move that miffed Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Dhoni. Angry with the agency for not respecting the privacy of his husband, Sakshi expressed her concern as well as a disappointment to the Union Law & Justice and Information Technology minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad who himself had retweeted the picture.

Sakshi tweeted: “@rsprasad @CSCegov_ is there any privacy left ??? Information of adhaar card including application is made public property!#disappointed (sic)”

Unaware of the fact that the government agency had also uploaded the application form, the minister replied:“@SaakshiSRawat No it is not a public property. Does this Tweet divulge any personal information?”

Sakshi immediately made her point clear by tweeting:

After that, she uploaded a screenshot of the application form that was uploaded by the agency.

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The minister soon realised the mistake of the agency and tweeted that ‘serious action will be taken’ for the negligence.


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