Gopal drew my attention to the news item that states: “All further activities relating to collection/feeding/seeding of Aadhaar number being undertaken under the National Electoral Rolls Purification and Authentication Programme (NERPAP) shall be suspended with immediate effect,” the Election Commission said in a communication sent to chief electoral officers of all states and Union territories on Friday.
ECI website shows a letter of 13 August 2015 sent by email to all the CEOs communicating the above matter.
On 16 March I commented on the new mouse trap named NERPAP and a foolhardy promise of CEC that the electoral rolls will be cleansed of all the duplicate entries by linking voter records with Adhaar number.
Though CEC’s email was sent to CEOs on 13 August,National Voter Services Portal (NVSP) under ECI still talks of NERPAP and linking Adhaar with voter records. CEOs at their home pages hyperlink to this page. Let us hope that at some stage the links will go and, more importantly, Adhaar data that has already been linked will be deleted.