Former UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani on the benefits of Aadhaar, including introducing e-KYC
Aadhaar was designed to give a unique, digital identity to a billion people. But today, we are caught up debating the identity of Aadhaar itself. There are many who want to tell us it’s a savings scheme, and then go on to tell us how it is an ineffective savings scheme. But as someone who had some part to play in the creation of Aadhaar, I can assert we always thought of Aadhaar as universal digital infrastructure, not just a scheme.