Beware of colleges/companies collecting Aadhaar data

It has come to our notice that certain software companies/organisations in deal with colleges are mandating to collect Aadhaar details of students. These details are said to be gathered for the purpose of college management solutions they provide to various engineering colleges. The Aadhaar number is collected along with personal details such as caste, religion, gender and academic data. [1] In light of recent leaks of various Aadhaar databases[2] particularly regarding educational institutions [3], your personal data is prone to leaks and misuse. The consequences for the students and the management, of identity leak or theft are serious and enormous. Moreover, we express concern in handing over our personal data over a number these companies which are fake and act solely as data accumulating enterprises. According to Aadhaar act, unauthorised third-parties collecting Aadhaar can be legally punishable. The Supreme Court has declared Right to Privacy is a part of fundamental rights. Swecha therefore advises students, faculty and concerned citizens to watch out for these frauds and beware of them. Let's fight this together. write to us at, if such cases of forceful Aadhaar data collection drives comes to your notice. 1.

Executive Committee Decisions

As you all know Executive Committee is the highest body of decision making in Swecha.

This is to hereby announce that the Executive Committee of Swecha has decided to post decisions made at every EC meeting to our website ''

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

Swecha is now <b>Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013</b> enabled

A step towards building even more healthy community.

As part of this, we would

1. Ensure awareness, orientation and communicate a detailed policy to community members.
2. Create forums for dialogue (in-person and online) about gender sensitization in all regions and sub communities.
3. Ensure the Complaints Committee is trained in both skill and capacity.
4. Widely publicize contact details of Complaints Committee and ways to reach it.

Read this Handbook for details:

To report any sexual harassment cases, write to

Rural india & We in the digital age : P.Sainath

Rural india & We in the digital age.

Freedomfest 2017 Held at MVGR College , Vizainagaram

Swecha in association with the M-GLUG organized FreedomFest 2k17 on 18th,19th February 2017 at MVGR College,Vizanagaram. About 130 students attended the session

FreedomFest 2017

In FreedomFest 2k17, around 130 students participated and had a hands on sessions on Drupal(CMS) and Selenium(Testing Tool)
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