Aad­haar ended frauds, saved $9bn: Nilekani

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES NATION -

Wash­ing­ton: The In­dian gov­ern­ment’s Aad­haar card scheme, which has en­rolled more than 1 bil­lion peo­ple, has helped the ex­che­quer save about USD 9 bil­lion by elim­i­nat­ing fraud in ben­e­fi­ciary lists, its ar­chi­tect Nan­dan Nilekani has said here.

The sys­tem, launched by the pre­vi­ous UPA gov­ern­ment, has been “en­thu­si­as­ti­cally” sup­ported by the cur­rent gov­ern­ment led by PM Naren­dra Modi, and FM Arun Jait­ley, said the 62-year-old non-ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of In­fosys,In­dia’s sec­ond largest soft­ware ser­vices firm. It has re­ally been a bi­par­ti­san thing, Nilekani said while par­tic­i­pat­ing in a World Bank panel dis­cus­sion on Dig­i­tal Econ­omy for Devel­op­ment on Thurs­day.

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