MUMBAI: Bothered about the wrong selection of beneficiaries for the government services, state chief minister Prithviraj Chavan said that Aadhaar card would cut out the bogus beneficiaries as the services would be linked with Aadhaar card and the money meant for the beneficiaries will be directly transferred into his/her bank account.
“Bogus beneficiaries will be curbed because of Aadhaar card,” Chavan was quoted as saying in an official press release.
The chief minister today met Chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIAI), Nandan Nilekani.
During the meeting with Nilekani, Rajesh Aggarwal, secretary, Information and Technology suggested that state government should have more business correspondents, who act as representatives of banks in remote areas.
Reserve Bank of India Governor, Dr D Subbarao, has asked the banks to accept Aadhaar card as a proof of address, and to link it with existing accounts.