All pensioners must submit a life certificate by November 30th every year in order to continue receiving pension. While the process was digitised with the intent to minimise the physical presence of aged citizens, the experience has been far from seamless for many.
The bill introduces the concept of opting out of Aadhaar, offers alternative ids for authentication and helps people get justice in case of disputes related to Aadhaar. But why then are activists still critical of the Aadhaar Amendment Bill?
8 hours. A day’s wages foregone for the daily earner. A day’s leave for the employed. And unearthly hours and hassle for all. That’s what updating your Aadhaar entails, as this Mumbai citizen finds out.
If you are getting a panic attack every time you receive an SMS asking you to link your Aadhaar to something or the other, this will take you stepwise through the process for your bank account, mobile connection, PAN card, LPG and ration card.
Following the demonetisation move, the government is aggressively pushing India to migrate to a cashless economy where most transactions can be conducted digitally. Narendra KV lists a number of easy and instant options that already exist, making it possible to transact business without cash.