AADHAAR SCHEME

  • Aadhaar cards cannot be made mandatory for gas connections: SC September 23, 2013

    New Delhi: In a major setback for the Centre, the Supreme Court has ruled that the Aadhar numbers/cards being prepared by the Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI) can't be the sole proof for the government's various schemes. The SC issued the order after hearing a Public Interest Petition (PIL) seeking to...
  • Govt approves Rs 3,436 cr for Phase IV of Aadhaar scheme May 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday approved Rs 3,436.16 crore for Phase IV of the UID (Aadhaar card) scheme, which will commence immediately. The decision to approve Phase IV of the UID project at the cost of Rs 3,436.16 crore was taken in New Delhi at a meeting of the Cabinet...
  • Direct Cash Transfer system a 'pure magic': Chidambaram December 23, 2012

    Jaipur: Describing the proposed Direct Cash Transfer scheme a 'pure magic' that brings a big responsibility on banks for its implementation, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday asked bankers to work with the government to make the scheme a success. "Through this unique benefit transfer scheme, money when it is released,...
  • Cash transfer scheme to eliminate middlemen: PC December 16, 2012

    Alwar: Expressing satisfaction over progress in implementation of Aadhaar cardbased cash transfer scheme, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said it will eliminate middlemen and ensure that government aid directly reaches the intended beneficiaries. While addressing a gathering of government officials and representatives from various banks in Alwar, he stressed...
  • Activist Usha Ramanathan criticises direct cash transfer scheme December 14, 2012

    The line between the Congress party and the Congress led UPA government seems to blur as the party and the government go all out to sell their ambitious direct cash transfer scheme. 'Aap ka paise, aap ke haath' is the new slogan for 2014 elections. The government claims that the...
  • SC issues notice to govt on plea against Aadhaar November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Government of India following a PIL that challenges the Aadhaar scheme. The petition has been filed by a retired judge of the Karnataka High Court. The petition says the bill is pending in Parliament and alleges that Aadhaar cards are...
  • Aadhaarbased direct cash transfer from January 1: PC November 25, 2012

    Pune: The government will start direct cash transfer of subsidy amount to beneficiaries in 51 districts from the beginning of the next year and targets to introduce the new programme across the country by the end of 2013, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Saturday. "We are going to launch the...
  • FTN: We can't fight corruption through OB Vans, says Nandan Nilekani October 22, 2012

    UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani says Aadhaar numbers are far more effective at fighting corruption than laws and agitations....
  • PM honours officials for promoting effective governance October 21, 2012

    Dudu (Jaipur): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday honoured officials for their outstanding performance with innovative approach towards leveraging 'Aadhaar' to improve the services delivering for more transparent efficient and effective governance. The officials were honoured on the occasion of the launch of 'Aadhaarenabled service delivery system' in Dudu in...