When Aadhaar-related problems lead to denial of rations and benefits: what the data show

The Supreme Court recently asked the Centre to respond to allegations made in a Public Interest Litigation with respect to 3 crore ration cards being cancelled in the country because of the insistence on Aadhaar linkage and biometric authentication.

Key Points

About Aadhar Card:

  • Aadhar Card is basically a biographic and biometric data of Indian citizens that includes name, date of birth, gender, address, a photograph, and ten fingerprint and two iris scans.
  • It includes a unique 12-digit Aadhaar number.
  • The Aadhar Card is a residential proof and not a citizenship card.
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