Due to big rise in DBT payments, the government sent benefits such as free rations to the poor. Ninety-eight crore received cash benefits through DBT in 2020-21, which is the highest ever
Changes brought in by SC's Aadhaar verdict come as relief, but judgment remains major disappointment
Overall, the impact of the Supreme Court's Aadhaar verdict is to retain the unique ID scheme, but bringing the rampant mandating to a halt comes as a relief.
A Blockchain-based Aadhaar would ensure that records are difficult to tamper with and are more secure.
Right to Privacy: Aadhaar should have a 'privacy by design' architecture to prevent any scope for misuse of data
Aadhar has been caught in controversy since its inception for reasons ranging from mission creep, inadequate legal safeguards, security vulnerabilities to enablement of state surveillance