Government all set to introduce NIA Bill in the Parliament

Statutory status to Aadhaar Card is to be provided by the Government through introducing the NIA Bill in the winter session of the. Until now the legal status of the Aadhaar Card was in the question by the country. Now the bill which will provide legal status to The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) bills and National Identification Authority Bill has also been included for the winter session.  UIDAI chief Nandan Nilekani and Planning Commission’s Montek Singh Ahluwalia also participated in a meeting recently to discuss on this issue. The Unique Identification Authority Of India (UIDAI)  2010 bill was also presented in the parliament earlier as well but standing committee on finance headed by BJP’s Yashwant Sinha rejected it. But it has become important for the government to give it a legal status because of the raised questions over Aadhaar card by the Supreme Court.

NIA bill in parliament

According to the new LPG subsidy Scheme If LPG consumers in Faridabad do not link their Aadhaar card number with bank account and LPG connection number by January 28, they could be denied of LPG subsidy benefits. The Point has been made clear and Government will not take any exceptions. Government has started Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme for transferring subsidy directly into their bank account for which their Aadhaar card is necessary. The Aadhaar Card should be linked to the consumer’s account and detail must be submitted before the last date.  More than half of the Faridabad consumers are not aware about this. The Government is also requesting Gas Company for conducting various awareness project to get maximum response from the consumers. District Manager Pradeep of Indane Gas said that the scheme has started from November 1. About 12% of company’s consumers have linked up Aadhaar card and bank account. But the Government need more cooperation form the people to make this new scheme successful in the whole state.

Due to the Response of the people toward The Aadhaar card, Supreme Court has taken a decision to examine a new petition filed in SC challenging the use of Aadhaar card for opening bank account and registering for voter card as a valid ID and address proof.  New scheme are going under the consideration by the Supreme court for the Aadhaar Card. A bench headed by Justice BS Chauhan has asked for answers from the centre and RBI and has linked the PIL filed by NGO activist Chetna Manch with other petitions. The PIL filed by NGO challenges RBI’s decision to accept Aadhaar Card as KYC norms which was rejected earlier. The Status of the Aadhaar card is also under consideration.  Also Aadhaar card is accepted Aadhaar card as a valid proof for voter card registration by the Election Commission. This decision of Election Commission can help illegal immigrants to get voter card as Aadhaar card act as resident proof but not the citizenship. The Government is taking all the benefits out of the situation in hand. The Aadhaar Card is a very important document in the sight of government and people can take huge benefits with this growing progress.

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