Aadhaar to be linked with driving licence, Govt to soon make it mandatory: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that the government will soon make linking Aadhaar with driving licences mandatory for the people.
Explaining the need for the linkage the union minister said, "At presently, what happens is that the guilty person who causes an accident flees the scene and gets a duplicate licence. This helps him go scot-free. However, with the Aadhaar linkage you can change your name but you cannot change your biometrics, neither iris nor fingerprints. So the moment you go in for a duplicate licence, the system will say this person already has a driving licence and should not be given a new one."
Eulogising about the Centre's 'Digital India' programme, the minister claimed that it had bridged the urban-rural divide. Through a power presentation, Prasad said, "This is digital profile of India -- 123 crore Aadhaar cards,121 crore mobile phones, 44.6 crore smart phones, 56 crore internet users, there has been 51 per cent growth in e-commerce. There is 130 crore population in India." He also said digital payment transactions in the country have increased manifold to over Rs 2,070 crore in 2017-18.
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