Bill presented in Lok Sabha would mandate Aadhaar for subsidies



Arun Jaitley, Union Finance Minister presented the Aadhaar Bill in the Lok Sabha as a money bill. The bill once passed would provide Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) with the status of being the foundation to any government plans for funds or subsidies. It would be a secondary backing for the Aadhaar holders.

Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge opposed the bill being presented as a money bill, though Congress would fully cooperate regarding the bill being passed. Mr Jaitley responded to Kharge saying, “The Bill is substantially different from what the opposition are talking about.”

The sole content of the bill is to provide it when subsidies are given to the card holder. The bill would help in rendering a good government, efficient, corrupt less, transparent dispatch of subsidies, benefits and services, and the expenditure for the same would be used up from the Consolidated Fund of India for the citizens of the country residing within India by providing them with distinctive identity numbers.