The writer is former chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India, and co-author of the forthcoming book ‘Rebooting India: Realising a Billion Aspirations’.
The project revealed that technology can solve many development challenges
Increasing penetration of smartphones, Aadhaar-linked bank accounts and a host of powerful open and programmable capabilities is set to create the ‘WhatsApp moment’ for Indian banking
Aadhaar Bill will enable government to go paperless, presence-less and cashless.
Aadhaar is critical plumbing for a welfare state. The verdict must be challenged on the grounds of individual choice and the freedom of the executive to frame policy.