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Aadhaar helped save Rs 90,000 cr, says UIDAI chairman


Hyderabad, Jul 11 (IANS): India has so far saved over Rs.90,000 crore with the use of Aadhaar, UIDAI Chairman J. Satyanarayana said on Wednesday.

On an average, around three crore people are using Aadhaar every day and it is primarily used for ration, pension, rural employment, and scholarships, he said at in his address at an international conference on digital identity, with a special focus on Aadhaar.

The three-day conference being organised by the Indian School of Business (ISB) began on Wednesday.

Satyanarayana, in his key-note address, said that more than Rs 90,000 crore are estimated as reported savings or gains by the Departments of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Food & Public Distribution, Rural Development and others.

Emphasising that the governance system has constantly been changing with the growth of technology and that the country was moving towards a scenario of "invisible governance", he underlined the need for research in some areas.

"We will need further research in creating more efficient bio-metric identification systems; security of Aadhaar eco-system; improvement in processes of enrolment, updating, and authentication; operation in areas with challenged networks and use of artificial intelligence and machine learning for fraud detection and prevention."

The objective of the conference is to showcase the research work done by the Digital Identity Research Initiative (DIRI)at the ISB. DIRI's research especially focuses on Aadhaar and explores the pros and cons of the ecosystem.

Ashwini Chhatre, Executive Director, DIRI, set the context for the international conference, in which around 150 researchers on digital identity from India and abroad are participating.


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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    90000CR....NOT PROFIT....JUST SAVED....LOT OF DIFFERENCE.....
    KUDOS TO CONGRESS FOR THE WONDERFUL PLAN OF AADHAAR....
    WHY IS MODI USING IT , WHEN HE OBJECTED IT DURING HIS OPOSITION???

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  • Robotkem, Kemmannu

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    PLEASE bring in some RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE , KNOWLEDGEBLE and SINCERE for the posts of MINISTER, CHAIRMAN, and so on, Like Mr. T.N. SHESHAN , N.NILEKANI , Not the person's like ........
    OTHERWISE, all will be like the above senseless and baseless...!!!

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  • mohan, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    All good work done by Congress only

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  • Akash salian, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    If this statement is correct then the credit goes to Mr Nandan Neelikeni And great Ex prime minister of the India Dr.Manmohan Singh. Current Govt opposed all the projects which were implemented by Previous Govt. But blind Bhakts won't understand the current scenario.

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  • PenMightierThanTheSword!, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Satyanarayana, hope you can speak the truth and not BS by saying 'Aadhaar helped save Rs 90,000 cr'! Please don't follow in your masters footsteps of fekugiri!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Rs. 90,000 Cr., is far too Ambitious ...

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    To support UIDAI chairman's statement need government database on the savings made. Any claims without proof is void.
    Pertolem off course. The India is the only country in the entire South East Asia paying more 120% tax for a liter of petrol.
    This mans figures are wrong. In last four years PM Modi government collected more than 4 lakh crores in terms of taxes on petroleum product. It is not Aadhaar but high fuel prices is saving the budget deficit government.
    Now please gone back to the book and steady. Kindly focus on Aadhaar 'Data' protection of the common citizen of India rather than giving unfactual figures.
    Jai Hind

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  • Truth Teller, Karnataka

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    To whom you are crediting Mr. Munnabai!?. The one who implemented with love or the one who did it for profit!?

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  • roy pinto, mangalore

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    well done good job ... but were is the money ?????? and what you will do of this Rs 90,000 cr foreign tips what .......

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  • Ashok, mangalore

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Thanks to Manmohan singh & team

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    125 Crore populated India saved ₹90,000/- crores because of Aadhar?
    Why then we still have 30% of the population, 37.5 crore people,
    below poverty line?
    Where the money is going?

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  • rao, puttur

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Good governance is evident

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India.

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    rao, puttur

    Adhar card is UPA/Congress implementation and the present govt. want to take credit. Before 2014 election, Modiji said, he will wipe out Adhar card and after came to power, took a U turn and they are the one started using it. BJP did not have any alternative to Adhar card.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    good governance and highest rape cases...

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  • 57"Chest, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Regretfully india has a very poor security management system. Some of its methods and practices are just routine and traditional without any due effective consideration for watertight fool proof system. Officials statement on further improvement in Aadhar system is laughable and claims a savings of Rs 90,000 crores with all possible loopholes, no proper identification, criminals and terrorists securing this card just by thier bedside within hours. This official must disclose how much he spent of taxpayers money to save Rs 90,000 crores.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    I was told by a fellow Hindustani worker here in Dxb that, In some north Hindustani states Adhar Card were taken away from poor people by intimidating... & used by people belong to political party & their followers to siphon off their social benefit money....,
    fact check..., just go & ask the people belong to poor/dalit/minority class..., they don't have this card with them..., they were all mercilessly taken away by the intimidating followers of political parties...,

    Just ... ullu banaawing.....!!!!! after all LORD BRAHMA knows & watching this....,

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Bhakts will never give credit to ManMohan. Everything this feku was saying in speech before election was false propaganda

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    aadhaar created lot of just like yettinahole project...

    I think aadhaar depends on bio metric ... so you cannot use my aadhaar even if you have original!

    if they don't have secure finger print verification system even until now and if they are going on distributing benefits otherwise means their mark is zero.... It is very very unlikely...

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Don't try to "ull banav" DW readers.now it is direct transfer to respective account and ration is paid thru bio metric checks.so by getting aadhar card you can't get the benefits of the card holder
    Further you r telling that somebody told you about this and you don't have first hand report "roumer mongers are nations enemy "so don't believe roumer.
    Ppl belonging to sickular Khangress who used to swallow the benifts meant for poor ppl r spreading such roumer as they have lost a source of easy money

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  • Praveen, MANGALORE

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Ration is still given physically as rice dal etc after biometry. People exchange the ration rice for good rice in mangalore area at least. The ration rice goes elsewhere then. That s kind of ok.But direct money transfer is ideal.

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  • Prabhu, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Adhar is only ID with unique number. We can download any time from computers. All benefits given to poor's are directly transferred to their bank accounts.

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