#AADHAR : UPA Limp, NDA Stride

Great Governance : NDA Govt’s #RealWork
By Arun Jaitley @arunjaitley,
 Finance Minister
The #UPA itself was a divided house on Aadhaar. Its non statutory status triggered a serious legal challenge. While Sh. @NandanNilekani pushed hard, a senior Minister blocked it.
The Prime Minister was indecisive & the enrollment continued, though at a very moderate pace.
The #NDA Govt. re-examined the UPA law & completely changed it. The pith & substance of the new law was to effectively use public resources in subsidising poor.
In the last 28 months over 122 crore Aadhaar numbers are issued & 99% of the adult population of India stands covered.
22.80 crore of PAHAL & Ujjwala beneficiaries are given cooking gas subsidies through DBT in their Aadhaar linked bank accounts .
58.24 crore ration card holders stand linked.
10.33 crore MGNREGA card holders get wage payment through DBT in their bank accounts.
The Govt. estimates that Rs.90,000 crore have been saved by the use of Aadhaar till March, 2018.
Several duplicate, fake, & non-existent beneficiaries have been eliminated. According to the @WorldBank Digital Dividend Report
India can save Rs.77,000 crore /year by using Aadhaar .
In most schemes the direct benefit transfer takes place to the beneficiaries’ 63.52 crore bank accounts that had been linked with the unique identity ‘Aadhaar’ as on December 15, 2018.
The total number of subsidy transactions through Aadhaar are almost about 425 crore.
For more…read here.
(1crore = 10 million)

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