Can Aadhaar plug leakages in direct benefit transfers?3 min read . Updated: 27 Mar 2018, 04:24 AM IST
It is not the citizens who need Aadhaar for efficient delivery of public services, but the Aadhaar system that derives its raison d'tre by linking Aadhaar with these services
The Supreme Court in its 13 March order on mandatory seeding of Aadhaar with various services gave partial relief to the middle class by indefinitely extending the deadline of linking Aadhaar numbers with Permanent Account Number (PAN) and mobile numbers but it refused to extend the same to the poorest who avail of various public services and transfers from the state.
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