Monday, March 28, 2016
The Centre has notified the new Aadhaar Act that gives the numbers assigned by it a statutory backing for transfer of subsidies and benefits to people eligible for them.
The Aadhaar Act, 2016 will provide for efficient, transparent and targeted delivery of subsidies, benefits and services, the expenditure for which is incurred form the Consolidated Fund of India to individuals residing in India through assigning of unique identify numbers to such individuals.
The Aadhaar number will not a proof of citizenship or domicile. According to government over 99.64 crore number of Aadhaar numbers have been issued till date and Rs.15,000 crore was saved as LPG subsidy was transferred through Aadhaar.