Central government has chosen to give a statutory status to Aadhaar. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley declared this amid his financial plan discourse at the Parliament. Government says that appropriation advantages achieves straightforwardly to penniless individuals through Aadhaar. ” Along with passing of bill, we will make important improvements so that after legal status, all types of government benefits reach directly to the people ” said Jaitley.
98 Crore Aadhaar numbers have been issued till now. 26 lakh biometric and 1.5 lakh e-KYC are prepared each day. Aadhaar number has been connected with 11.19 crore direct advantage exchange accounts while complete number of its recipients is 16.5 crore. The bill is at present pending in Rajya Sabha.
The project of giving lawful status to Aadhaar is not new. Aadhaar has been truly condemned and tested in the court following the time of its initiation. Past UPA government was additionally quick to give legitimate spread to this project. At the point when Aadhaar was made compulsory for profiting advantages of different government plans or administrations like LPG sponsorship, MGNREGA compensation, Property Registration, and so forth; it began confronting issues. Supreme Court in its request has additionally iterated a few times that Aadhaar can’t be made an obligatory apparatus for getting government advantages. The bill to give lawful status to Aadhaar is as of now pending in Supreme Court.