Aadhar Card Project to continue under the NDA govt

NDA government at the centre will continue the UPA government’s ambitious Aadhaar project. The project has been allocated an amount of Rs. 2039.64 crore in the current fiscal year. This information was announced in the Parliament during presentation of the budget 2014/15. Last year the Aadhaar project from UIDAI was allocated Rs. 1550 crore. UIDAI was founded in 2009 and Nandan Nilekani was made chairman of UIDAI. UIDAI operates the Aadhar card project as the official regulatory authority body on behalf on Government of India through Planning Commission of India (PCI).

Recently NDA government also announced that their government will issue a National Identity Card to every national of the country and added that the project will be operated through National Population Register in collaboration with UIDAI. UPA government rolled out Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme through the platform of Aadhar card to provide benefits and services to the people of India including the subsidy of LPG cylinders. However, Aadhaar has been receiving continuous criticism since its very inception from all around the country. There is still a pending case in Supreme Court (SC) regarding the use of Aadhaar as a necessary subject for availing benefits of various government schemes and services.

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