The Unique Identification Authority of India generated over 1 Billion aadhar cards with about 80 pc of India’s population being covered.
According to a latest data released by the centre, aadhar enrollments in India crossed the 1 Billion mark as on April 4, 2016, with nearly 80 pc of the country’s population having registered for a unique identification card.
In a short span of five and a half years, around 93 pc of adults, 67 pc of population aged between 5-18 years and 20 pc of the children in India, have aadhar registrations.
On March 28, 2016, the government introduced the new Aadhar Act 2016, targeting delivery of financial and other subsidies, benefits and services to the people eligible for them.
Now, there are nearly 120 million LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) connections, 110 million ration cards, 260 million bank accounts and approximately 60 million rural job guarantee scheme cards linked with unique aadhar card numbers in the country.
The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Ravi Prasad said that with the new aadhar bill bas passed on march 16, the government saved more than 170 millions through targeted subsidies by programmes such as direct benefit transfers.
He also said that the centre was taking all necessary precautions to ensure privacy in the Aadhar Card Act.