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Financial, digital inclusion go hand in hand: Prasad

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Financial inclusion will succeed only under a transparent for which use of technology is very important, and IT Minister said today.

"Financial inclusion will only succeed when there is transparent government, For the to succeed, it is very important that things are available digitally which you can identify, quantify, research and deliver.

"Therefore financial inclusion and inclusion go hand-in-hand," Prasad said at a UN Conclave on financial inclusion.

The minister cited the example of linking driving licence with

Prasad said earlier, if a driver's licence was revoked due to some offence, he went to another state or place to get a new licence.

But linking driving licences with is curbing such practices and leading to better governance, Prasad said.

The minister also said questions around privacy are being raised with increase in digitisation.

"I know this question will be asked if not to IT minister of India then to minister of India. The Supreme Court has held right to privacy is not an independent right. It is part of Article 21 and it is not absolute as other fundamental rights of India are not absolute but let me assure you that we are committed to respect the judgement and committed to respect privacy of Indians," Prasad said.

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 23:42 IST