Aadhaar not mandatory for LPG subsidy, school admission
Moneylife Digital Team 29 July 2013

As per the answer provided in the Lok Sabha by Rajiv Shukla, Aadhaar is not mandatory to avail subsidy for LPG cylinders, admission to private aided schools and opening a saving bank account

The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) have been complicit in the coercion and bullying that is now part of the UID enrolment process, and its silent acquiescence while people are threatened with exclusion from services and benefits if they have not enrolled. While minister for petroleum Veerappa Moily has been saying that all consumers of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) will have to submit their Aadhaar numbers to receive subsidy, the union government itself has admitted that it is not mandatory.

 

Replying to an un-starred question on 8 May 2013, Rajiv Shukla, minister of state for parliamentary affairs and planning said, "Aadhaar card is not mandatory to avail subsidized facilities being offered by the Government like LPG cylinders, admission in private aided schools, opening a savings account etc."

 

Rudramadhab Ray, a member of Paliament from Kandhamal constituency from Odisha, had asked the question.
 


Here is the question and the answer provided by the minister...

(http://164.100.47.132/LssNew/psearch/QResult15.aspx?qref=141477 )

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

 

MINISTRY OF PLANNING

 

LOK SABHA

 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 6678

 

ANSWERED ON    08.05.2013

 

AADHAAR CARD AS MANDATORY DOCUMENTS 

 

6678 . Shri RUDRAMADHAB RAY 

 

Will the Minister of PLANNING be pleased to state:-

 

(a) whether Aadhaar Card is mandatory to avail subsidized facilities being offered by the Government like LPG cylinders, admission in private aided schools, opening a savings account etc.;

 

(b) if so, the details thereof;

 

(c) the details of authorized centres for enrolment for Aadhaar Card in Delhi and NCR Region; and

 

(d) The steps proposed to be taken to open more centres in every zone to facilitate the residents to get their names enrolled for Aadhaar Card? 

 

ANSWER

 

 MINISTER OF STATE FOR PARLIAMNETARY AFFAIRS & PLANNING (SHRI RAJEEV SHUKLA)

 

 (a) to (b): Aadhar Card is not mandatory to avail subsidized facilities being offered by the Government like LPG cylinders, admission in private aided schools, opening a savings account etc.

 

 (c) : There are approximately 195 centres operational in Delhi. Details of centres are available at the URL uidai.gov.in/easearch.aspx.

 

 (d): Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) has appointed a total of 11 (eleven) registrars for Aadhaar enrolments, including all Deputy Commissioners, and two other department. The enrolment centres are being operated as per local requirement and availability of enrolment kits by the registrars on day-to-day basis. The GNCTD has also engaged more vendors recently to augment the capacity.

 

Comments
Mukesh kamath
10 years ago
All that rajiv shukla said is aadhaar is not mandatory for LPG subsidy as on 8th may,2013. DBTL started on 1st June and by Aug 31st this year in 19 DBTL districts it would become mandatory. Then money life can publish a few more articles of injustice like this.
Sethi
10 years ago
The UPA Govt is taking full advantage of the absence of privacy laws in India and thrusting it down the citizens of the country through indirect pressure tactics . There is only one question which I need to ask , do as I human being have a right to privacy in this country or not . It is time for a PIL to be filed in the Supreme Court which comes up for a quick hearing on the legal validity of the Aadhar scheme which has not yet been approved by Parliament .
Vinay Isloorkar
10 years ago
These columns have a known anti Aadhaar stance. So be it. We have reconciled to CCTV cameras, strict regimen while booking into hotels, including biometrics etc., compulsory e filing of tax returns , so on and so forth. Purely on grounds of transparency, our intelligenstia should encourage the Aadhaar campaign. These columns should outgrow Nandan bashing and engage constructively.
Hemant
Replied to Vinay Isloorkar comment 10 years ago
Why not pass the same first in parliament before blaming Moneylife ?
Siva
Replied to Vinay Isloorkar comment 10 years ago
Wrong.. These columns have a known 'Right to Privacy' stance.And they have every right to support the same. The Aadhar card was introduced on an optional basis and now scheme after scheme is being tied to it. Its just not the personal details which are being recorded , they are even taking Iris scans and Finger prints which is scary. Given the EFFICIENCY with which our govt is know to handle database, just imagine if a BREACH of the server happens and sensitive data falls into the wrong hands. Just imagine a situation wherein a govt. agency can replicate ur finger prints at a crime site and get u arrested. How does that feel?
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