On Monday, three Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) made separate presentations to the parliamentary panel on linking services with Aadhaar and the issues faced on the ground.
3 IITs made presentations to a parliamentary panel on linkage schemes in Aadhaar on Monday, December 20, 2021. (Representative image)
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Communication and Information Technology on Monday reviewed the functioning of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
According to sources, three Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) made separate presentations on the functioning of UIDAI to the parliamentary panel.
Sources further suggested that the presentations revolved around the service liaison with Aadhaar and the issues faced on the ground.
According to the details available, the IITs made presentations on why certain services should not be linked to Aadhaar and also gave the committee a ground reality check of the programs that are already linked to Aadhaar.
The IITs also presented the problems with the liaison systems with Aadhaar. However, sources said they will likely give another presentation in the future as solutions to the issues are still being identified.
Senior officials from UIDAI and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) have already hinted several times at increased reliance on Aadhaar by further linking the Center’s programs , in order to bring more transparency.
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