Sunday, April 18, 2021



Balancing the costs and benefits of Aadhaar

Karthik Muralidharan, Paul Niehaus & Sandip Sukhtankar At its launch 9 years ago, Aadhaar was hailed by its proponents as a "game changer" for governance. Now, the Supreme Court (SC) is considering whether it should be "game over" for Aadhaar. As with many contentious policy debates, each side has its preferred narrative: Supporters claim that linking Aadhaar with social programmes has helped to reduce leakage and improve targeting of benefits. Detractors argue that savings are minimal and that such linking has increased the exclusion of genuine beneficiaries - for instance,...

Precautions must while sharing Aadhaar number online: UIDAI

New Delhi, March 17: The UIDAI on Saturday asked people to take "due precautions" while sharing their personal information such as Aadhaar on the internet for availing any service. Playing down reports of Aadhaar pdf being allegedly available through Google search query of Mera Aadhaar, Meri Pehchan, UIDAI claimed that the issue had "nothing to do with the security of Aadhaar and its database". "People share their personal information, including Aadhaar on the internet, to some or other service provider or vendor to get the services and when they put...