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Lok Sabha Passes Aadhaar Bill

The Lok Sabha today has passed the Aadhar Bill with an aim to actively provide unique identity to residents and a solid ground to the government to create a provision to ensure that all government subsidies and other beneficial services reach directly and entirely to the beneficiaries.

  • The Aadhaar Bill of 2016 which is targeted at delivering financial assistance and other subsidies, benefits and services was given a green signal after a brief debate. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has however, made sure that the details provided for the Aadhaar Card will not be misused in any way.
  • The Bill basically aims to empower the government and help them to provide targeted services to eligible beneficiaries through unique identity numbers named Aadhaar.
  • This will also be given to every individual who has stayed in the country for 182 days in the year before the date of application.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

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