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No duplicate beneficiaries: For Aadhaar order, SC revisits Rajiv Gandhi's 15 paise remark

A major hurdle in the transfer of the benefits to the genuine needy is the lack of means to correctly identify such persons.

PTI 

Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's famous remark in 1985 that only 15 paise of every rupee meant for welfare of downtrodden reaches them has found mention in the judgement of the Supreme Court which said this "malaise" can be taken care of by the Aadhaar scheme. "A former prime minister of this country has gone on record to say that out of one rupee spent by the government for the welfare of the downtrodden, only 15 paise thereof actually reaches those persons for whom it is meant. It can't be doubted that with UID/Aadhaar much of the malaise in this field ...

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First Published: Mon, June 12 2017. 09:00 IST
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