Source: News Bharati English27 Jan 2017 17:11:14
New Delhi, January 27: Digital identity 'AADHAR' saved 36,000 crores rupees of center government by eliminating bogus beneficiaries. Addressing a press conference on the achievement of Unique Identity Authority of India, Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, the government saved 36 thousand crore rupees in last two financial years due to AADHAR platform through direct cash transfer by eliminating the middleman.IT Minister today said the generation of AADHAR cards has crossed 111 crore mark in the country. NDA government has converted this unique digital ID number into a powerful tool of financial transaction. AADHAR has empowered people by increasing convenience and making their life hassle-free towards a presence less, paperless and cashless environment. The Minister said the AADHAR number has helped bridge the digital divide in the country. It has become a powerful tool for financial & social transformation. Dispelling apprehensions on privacy and data security, Prasad also clarified that AADHAR data is in conformity with privacy law and there is no need to worry on this front.Aadhaar enrolment ecosystem with 135 registrars and 612 enrolment agencies working at 47,192 enrolment stations has been enrolling and updating7-8 lakhs requests per day. Aadhaar generation as on 31st May 2014 was 63.22 crore with a per day enrolment/update trend of about 3-4 lakh which remained around 5-6 lakh per day till October 2016.However, since demonetization, the Aadhaar enrolment and update requests are in the range of 7-8 lakhs per day. With over 47.8 crore Aadhaars generated since June 2014, Aadhaar now stands at 111+ crore. UIDAI has 28,332 Permanent Enrolment Centres where people may go for enrollment, updating, and other Aadhaar related services. UIDAI has a capacity of generating and dispatching over 15 lakh Aadhaars every day.