Slamming the claims concerning the security of Aadhaar, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday asserted that Aadhaar is completely safe, secure and robust.
“The poor sections of the people never have any problem with Aadhaar Card nor with any implementation about it. I want to dispel all the misconceptions about Aadhaar as Congress keeps complaining about it. Aadhaar is robust, safe, secure and totally accountable,” Prasad said.
He further added that the biometric and demographic data collected by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), gives a unique identification number to a citizen. This UID number, he claims is completely safe.
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Notably, there has been a lot of cases of Aadhaar leaks lately.
“We are the law-making authority. We are accountable to the people of the country,” he said.
Claiming that there is law of to deal with Aadhaar discrepancies, he said, “When the law is there, the law will hold the field,”
He further assured that “no poor will be denied benefits” of various subsidies and welfare schemes or work for want of Aadhaar.