1. Centre saved Rs 36,000 cr by weeding out bogus beneficiaries: Anant Geete

Centre saved Rs 36,000 cr by weeding out bogus beneficiaries: Anant Geete

The Narendra Modi-led NDA government has saved Rs 36,000 crore by weeding out fake beneficiaries of various welfare schemes after linking the Aadhaar cards to the bank accounts...

By: | New Delhi | Published: May 27, 2016 8:55 PM
According to Anant Geete, the amount of Rs 36,000 crore, which was saved, could be used for development of various states.  (PTI) According to Anant Geete, the amount of Rs 36,000 crore, which was saved, could be used for development of various states. (PTI)

The Narendra Modi-led NDA government has saved Rs 36,000 crore by weeding out fake beneficiaries of various welfare schemes after linking the Aadhaar cards to the bank accounts, Union Minister Anant Geete said today.

“By linking Aadhaar cards with bank accounts, the Union Government has been able to stop the leakages that would have plagued the current government welfare programs,” Geete, Union Heavy Industries Minister, told reporters here.

“For the financial year 2015-16, nearly Rs 36,000 crore has been saved by weeding out bogus beneficiaries. Over the years, these bogus and duplicate beneficiaries had been availing benefits of various welfare subsidies,” he said.

According to Anant Geete, the amount of Rs 36,000 crore, which was saved, could be used for development of various states.

The minister was here to reach out to people on the occasion of the NDA government completing two years in office.

The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana has been the most successful programme, the senior Shiv Sena leader said adding, “More than 22 crore bank accounts have been opened and about Rs 37,000 crore deposits have been received by the banks. It shows that citizens are not only economically empowered, but their self-esteem has also gone up.”

“At the same time, the digitisation of ration cards, has helped the government to identify and remove nearly 3.5 crore bogus ration card holders,” he added.

In the last two years, the Modi government has introduced several policies for social development and welfare of the nation, he said.

The minister claimed that the Modi government will keep up its promise of providing two crore jobs in the five years of its tenure. “The government is working towards creating the employment opportunities,” he said.

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    Oct 7, 2017 at 6:41 am
    A centralized and inter-linked biometric database like Aadhaar will lead to profiling and self-censorship, endangering freedom. Personal data gathered under the Aadhaar program is prone to misuse and surveillance. Aadhaar project has created a vulnerability to identi-ty fraud, even identi-ty theft. Easy harvesting of biometrics traits and publicly-available Aadhaar numbers increase the risk of impersonation, especially online and banking fraud. Centralized databases can be hacked. Biometrics can be cloned, copied and reused. Thus, BIOMETRICS CAN BE FAKED. High-resolution cameras can capture your fingerprints and iris information from a distance. Every eye hospital will have iris images of its patients. So another person can clone your fingerprints and iris images without your knowledge, and the same can be used for authentication. If the Aadhaar scheme is NOT STOPPED by the Supreme Court, the biometric details of Indians will soon be available for s-ale.
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      Reader
      Oct 7, 2017 at 6:40 am
      UK’s Biometric ID Database was dismantled. Why the United Kingdom's biometrics-linked National Identi-ty Card project to create a centralized register of sensitive information about residents similar to Aadhaar was scrapped in 2010?? The reasons were the massive threat posed to the privacy of people, the possibility of a surveillance state, the dangers of maintaining such a huge centralized repository of personal information, and the purposes it could be used for, and the dangers of such a centralized database being hacked. The other reasons were the unreliability of such a large-scale biometric verification processes, and the ethics of using biometric identification.
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        Reader
        Oct 7, 2017 at 6:39 am
        The US Social Security Number (SSN) card has NO BIOMETRIC DETAILS, no photograph, no physical description and no birth date. All it does is confirm that a particular number has been issued to a particular name. Instead, a driving license or state ID card is used as an identification for adults. The US government DOES NOT collect the biometric details of its own citizens for the purpose of issuing Social Security Number. The US collects the fingerprints of only those citizens who are involved in any criminal activity (it has nothing to do with SSN), and the citizens of other countries who come to the US.
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          rakesh
          May 28, 2016 at 1:48 am
          What should have happened decades back is finally on its way of implementation so that fraud and illegal methods at expense of honest folks is being buried and a new awareness that how a system can be manited despite good intentions as implementing authorities were corroded and there were no checks and balances. Thanks to computers we who provide significant solutions to all big corp orates across the world were not encouraged except earn foreign exchange with outsourcing only. Better late than never as these are the first steps of the baby without corruption and appreciating those who work hard and with real sincerity and dedication as the tradition of the nation over centuries with such glaring abbe rations that brought us to our knees.
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