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Ministries fight over Aadhaar linkage to small savings schemes

Govt's attempts at achieving greater financial clarity seem to have created rift within ministries

Ministries fight over Aadhaar linkage to small savings schemes

The Narendra Modi-led government’s attempts at achieving greater financial clarity seem to have created rift within ministries. The differences of opinion have come to the fore with the law ministry’s rejection of a finance ministry proposal to link small savings schemes with Aadhaar numbers.  The Department of Economic Affairs under the finance ministry had first proposed the idea of linking small savings schemes such as the National Savings Certificate, Public Provident Fund, Senior Citizen Savings Scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra to the law ministry, weeks before ...