Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Feb 2018 11:51:38










Even though the public is very vociferous in their arguments regarding Aadhaar cards and their being linked to various systems and schemes floated by the Government, the truth is, that in the long run, Aadhaar cards will prove to be a blessing. The linking of these cards that are used as Identity Proofs, with various Government schemes has proved to be very beneficial as can be gauged by the statement of Mr. C.R. Chaudhary, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. By linking of Aadhaar cards with ration cards, the Public Distribution System, that is riddled with scams, has been brought under check. Three crore fake or duplicate ration cards have been cancelled and this has resulted in an annual saving of Rs. 17,000 crore. But more importantly, this has led to the food grains reaching the rightful persons. Aadhaar cards have greatly helped in removing millions of fake beneficiaries who were taking undue advantage of the Government schemes. E-governance is definitely helping the country clean up its system and check corruption.