The stiff backbone of aadhaar bill
We need an Aadhaar legislation to establish boundaries within which the ID database will function and clearly cordon it off from government over-reach
When the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) introduced the Aadhaar Bill in Parliament late last week, it looked like the government was trying to latch the stable door a few years after the horse had bolted. This is 2016. We are approaching the one billion-mark in number of Aadhaar cards issued. Passing an enabling legislation now is a bit like planning a coronation to celebrate the diamond jubilee of the Queen.