SC ruling on privacy leaves scope for biometric usage in social schemes: ASSOCHAM
SC ruling on privacy leaves scope for biometric usage in social schemes: ASSOCHAM
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SC ruling on privacy leaves scope for biometric usage in social schemes: ASSOCHAM

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Amidst the debate on possible fallouts of the Supreme Court judgement pronouncing privacy as Fundamental Right, on Aadhaar related government schemes, an ASSOCHAM–Thought Arbitrage Report Card of three years of the Narendra Modi Government has noted that the biometric cards have facilitated as much as Rs 83,184 crore to beneficiaries of the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) schemes, without the notorious leakages of the past.
“Real benefit of Jan Dhan and Aadhaar is finally reflected in the number of beneficiaries of government DBT schemes. The amount of funds transferred under DBT schemes between January 1, 2013 and March 31, 2017 is Rs 8,3183.79 crore but the real achievement lies not in the amount disbursed, rather in the fact that these amounts were disbursed with minimum leakages or malpractices and that is important in terms of good governance,” the study said.
Coincidentally, the ASSOCHAM –Thought Arbitrage study has been released just about the time when the nation would now be debating about the impact of the Supreme Court judgement on privacy on Aadhaar cards –based schemes.

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