Top 10 Must Read Topics for IAS Mains GS Paper 2 | Does Aadhar Reduce Corruption? : The Union Public Service Commission will conduct Civil Services Mains Examination in the month of October. The exam aims to access a student on the basis of his understanding of Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations. The problem is that no matter how good & knowledgeable we think we are or how good we feel we have prepared for the exam there is always a certain level of uncertainty. To overcome this fear, we will be sharing Top 10 Must Read Topics for IAS Mains GS Paper 2.
Top 10 Must Read Topics for IAS Mains GS Paper 2 | Does Aadhar Reduce Corruption?
Today we will discuss THE FIRST Topic. Below mentioned is the explanation of the said topic.
The Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2010 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on August 21, 2010, by the Minister of Law and Justice Shri M. Veerappa Moily. The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on August 31, 2010, and the Rajya Sabha on August 30, 2010.
How Aadhar Scheme Managed to Reduce Corruption?
Today we are talking about the most important factor related to Aadhar card that how it can help to reduce corruption. Here are the facts related to How Aadhar card has managed to reduce Corruption
- Aadhar card digitalizes the whole process, as it enables the Govt. to transfer money related to social benefit schemes directly to beneficiary’s account. Thus bypassing the middle men who use to eat large amounts of funds given to social benefit schemes. Poor/rural people in India who did not have any proof of identification can now get unique Aadhar number and demand all fundamental facilities they are entitled to.
- Since all people do not have necessary ID proofs especially in rural areas, so they suffer in the hands of middlemen, especially the farmers. Aadhar card will certainly facilitate online interaction between the citizens and government.
- All public sector and private sector banks now take Aadhaar Card as a unique identifier for any individual. It can be used as an alternative to Voter ID card or Passport.
- You can also use your Aadhaar card as identification for getting a new Passport/renewal of passport, etc.
- All the pensioners from select states will now have to register their Aadhaar card number with their respective department in order to receive a monthly pension. This move was initiated as there have been fraudulent incidents as beneficiaries requesting pension were found to be fake.
- The 12 digit individual identification number on Aadhar card is used to get LPG subsidy amount directly in the bank account.
- The government of India has launched digital locker (DigiLocker) system for everyone for storing all personal document on the government’s server.
- It is now accepted as a proof of address by Securities and Exchange Board of India for investing in stock market
- Aadhaar letter provided by UIDAI is now acceptable by banks as a valid proof to open a bank account.
- The government of India is mulling over a proposal to make Aadhar card necessary for purchasing new SIM cards.
- Andhra Pradesh government recently announced that Aadhar card will be necessary to buy any new vehicle in the state. It is also important for getting a driving license.
- Aadhaar card will be identity proof of every individual in future. Since the details of Aadhar card holder are kept at secure online servers, the bio-metrically verified identity of an individual can be used to confirm the identity of its holder.
However the corruption can not altogether be eliminated as the incidence of corruption at the time of establishing the eligibility for such money or at the time of ultimate disbursement can not be fully ruled out. But this will solve the problem of ghost claimants in the system and thus reduce leakage/corruption from the system.