Aadhaar

Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016

May 6, 2016

On March 11, 2016, the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 was passed in Lok Sabha as a money bill. The bill was sent to Rajya Sabha which had suggested five amendments. Since the bill was a money bill, none...

JAM Trinity and Subsidy Delivery System

December 25, 2015

JAM is an acronym which stands for Jan Dhan Yojna, ADHAAR and Mobile number. It is seen as the biggest reform regarding direct subsidy transfer in terms of cash. Currently there are multitude of subsidy schemes running for the poor through multiple channels. This entails a huge...

Aadhaar and Right To Privacy

November 13, 2015

The Aadhaar project was challenged on grounds of violating the right to privacy. The government has defended Aadhaar on the basis of the 1954 SC judgment, wherein it was held that Right to privacy is not a fundamental right. While defending the scheme, Attorney General said that...

Digital Locker

March 7, 2015

A digital locker is another feather in the hat of Digital India, which strives to bring internet connectivity to the doorstep of every Indian. It is an initiative of Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. It will enable the user to save one’s important...

Economic Analysis of Direct Cash Transfer scheme

December 15, 2013

The objectives of the Direct Cash Transfer scheme are noble. The thrust is on transition from the creaky, product-centered subsidies to a system of electronic, direct cash transfers to the needy people. The proponents hail the scheme as a panacea to all current problems. The expectations from...

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