Ever since the government made Aadhaar compulsory for the Indians so that they can make use of a range of essential services, the Aadhaar programme has garnered a mixed response from the junta and critics are cynical about the results. They have questioned the privacy law so that no one misuses the public data. Also, lack of electricity and internet services in remote villages can be another challenge.
“In their enthusiasm for making Aadhaar compulsory for Indians to access a range of services, the government is actually violating a Supreme Court order of October 2015 specifying that the Universal Identification Document cannot be made mandatory for any government scheme. It can only be used as voluntary identification for five specific government programmes: the public distribution scheme, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, the National Social Assistance Programme, the Jan Dhan Yojana and for LPG subsidies,” reports Scroll.
Like always, Twitterati too joined the public sentiment and were critical about government’s newest move.
Check out some hilarious reactions:
By the time Supreme Court gives its next ruling on Aadhar, the govt will make it mandatory for a court to have an Aadhar to pass a judgement— NumbYaar (@NumbYaar) March 27, 2017
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