Aadhaar saved Rs 50000 Cr by removing corruption: Ravi Shankar
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 11-Jul-2017

New Delhi, July 11: Government has saved 50000 Crore rupees by removing corruption with help of Aadhaar, claimed Union Minister for Electronics & IT and Law Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi on Tuesday.

While speaking at inaugural event, Union Law Minister appreciated the efforts of the enterprising Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) in providing key services at the grassroots level.

Union Minister said, “I have great expectation from Common Services Centres (CSCs) VLEs. Our VLEs are change makers of India. CSCs have given employment to 10 lakh people in India. I am confident that in near future, one crore people will work in CSCs.”

Recounting the strength of VLEs in mobilizing citizens under Government campaigns, the Minister said “I am happy to note that the VLEs have trained 2 crore people in the Cashless India movement.”

He expressed the hope that the VLEs would rise to the occasion and help the government in making India corruption-free. The Minister was addressing around 600 VLEs from States of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh.

Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO, UIDAI said, “In the country, 116 Cr people have been enrolled for Aadhaar and CSC has played a big role in it. In the last 5-6 months, Aadhaar has been linked with various government services to ensure transparency and effectiveness in system”.

“The purpose is empowerment of citizens. We need the help of VLEs to keep the momentum on Aadhaar and create awareness among the communities about its safety and usefulness in simplifying their life,” he added.