Budget 2016: Govt to give statutory status to Aadhaar
Till date over 98 crore Aadhaar IDs have been generated. Per day average of 26 lakh biometric and over 1.5 lakh e-KYC transactions are made.
PTI New Delhi Last Updated: March 2, 2016 | 17:34 IST
The Government has decided to accord statutory status to Aadhaar to ensure that benefits of the government subsidies directly reach the needy.
"Additionally, as I will elaborate later, we will undertake significant reform including enactment of a law to ensure all government benefits are conferred to people who deserve it by giving a statutory backing to the Aadhar platform," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said while announcing Union Budget 2016-17.
Till date over 98 crore Aadhaar numbers have been generated. Per day average of 26 lakh biometric and over 1.5 lakh e-KYC transactions are made. Aadhaar numbers have been seeded in 11.19 crore DBTL accounts out of total 16.5 crore DBTL beneficiaries.