Opinion | Aadhaar Mark 21 min read . Updated: 24 Sep 2019, 03:39 PM IST
- Home minister Amit Shah has proposed a 'multipurpose ID card' for Indians, a card designed to subsume all identification documents
Nothing is novel about home minister Amit Shah’s proposal of a “multipurpose ID card" for Indians, a card designed to subsume all other identification documents and help aim state handouts better at the intended beneficiaries of various schemes. That was the job of Aadhaar, cards for which were issued long ago. The difference could be that only bona fide citizens will get this card. Is that enough, however, to justify another exercise of this scale?
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