Recently, SC highlighted that cancelling three crore ration cards for not being linked with the Aadhaar database is very serious. It has been connected to reported starvation deaths in some states.
Aadhaar has been in existence for more than a decade and recent data has estimated that nearly 90 percent of India’s projected population has been assigned the Aadhaar number. The Question of Aadhaar programme has been put to rest in 2018 by SC by putting some reasonable restriction on individual privacy to fulfill welfare requirements and dignity.
KNOW ABOUT AADHAAR;
Unique Identification Authority of India UIDAI is mandated to assign a 12- digit unique identification UDI number to all the residents of India. UIDAI was initially set up by the GOI in January 2009, as an attached office under the aegis of the planning Commission. UIDAI now is statutory authority established by GOI under the jurisdiction of the minister of Electronics and Information Technology, following the provisions of the Aadhaar Act 2016.
Written by priyanshu kashyap
Date:March 26, 2021