Aadhaar enrolments are set to cross the 100 crore mark. It aims boost the government's plan to provide subsidies and benefits under various social sector schemes directly.As per the website of UIDAI, the implementing authority for the Aadhaar project, 99.91 crore is the total number of Aadhaars issued as on date.The government has already passed the Aadhaar Bill, providing statutory backing to the scheme.The government wants to complete the enrolment process under the unique identification project at the earliest to use Aadhaar as a tool to provide subsidies and benefits under various social sector schemes directly.Under the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme, benefits like scholarships, pension and cooking gas subsidy are directly transferred to beneficiaries’ bank accounts.The government intends to use Aadhaar as a tool to authenticate the identity of people to weed out ghost beneficiaries and plug leakages in spending on various social sector schemes.
Aadhaar:-Aadhaar is actually a 12-digit number and not a card which is unique for every individual who enroll or apply to get his/her Aadhaar number. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is the regulatory body for the Aadhaar.Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI):-The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is a central government agency of India.It is an attached office of the NITI Aayog (Earlier, Planning Commission of India).Its objective is to collect the biometric and demographic data of residents, store them in a centralised database, and issue a 12-digit unique identity number called Aadhaar to each resident.It has been established to issue a Unique Identification Number ("Aadhaar") to residents of India who desire to have it. It is considered the world's largest national identification number project.