Is digital ID system, Aadhaar, a tech solution for socio-economic problem?

Aadhaar began to take shape in 2009, when the Indian National Congress (INC) was in government, but saw aggressive implementation under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), currently in office

Current Affairs : The world’s biggest biometric ID framework, Aadhaar, doles out Indians a 12-digit one of a kind character number which is attached to a scope of resident recipient administrations. The program was intended to be an innovative answer for both existing and developing financial difficulties, intended to help guarantee incorporation in India. By and by, be that as it may, it has done the inverse, developing the avoidance of minor and weak networks.


Aadhaar started to come to fruition in 2009, when the Indian National Congress (INC) was in government, however observed forceful usage under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as of now in office, which holds a larger part at the bureaucratic level and uses solid impact in numerous regions. The framework has in this manner been utilized in both government and commonplace open projects for a monstrous scope, however rejection continues.


It was trusted that, following a time of Aadhaar, issues like the nation’s long history of racial mistreatment — which existed some time before British colonization and proceeds with long after the nation turned into a just republic in 1947 — would be tended to. Rather, many underestimated networks wind up in a huge number of difficulties, incapable to get to essential luxuries and administrations.


Discussions with individuals from a few such networks — as a component of examination led for the MarginalizedAadhaar venture (see Field Diaries #1, #2 and #3) — demonstrate that the most minimized among them have been additionally prohibited because of the outright trust in ‘tech-solutionism’ showed by a few state elements.


In any case, the innovative predispositions that have come out of the foundational social mistreatment in Indian culture — particularly with regards to Aadhaar — are yet to be tended to.

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