Making Aadhaar Mandatory: Benefits and Drawbacks


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Anjali Mathe said: (Mar 19, 2019)  
The idea of giving a unique identification number to every India citizen was first given by the former UPA government which was later implemented by the NDA government on the name of Aadhar card. Since Modi came in power he has been making a continuous effort to streamline the financial transactions in India through different government schemes.

By making Aadhar mandatory for most of the government schemes Indian government had saved about USD 9 million in 2016 from getting transferred to ghost citizens, said by Arun Jaitley.

Aadhar database also helped in solving missing and robbery case by using biometric data stored in Aadhar.

As Aadhar is a nationally recognized card and is linked to other identification cards like bank passbook, passport, and PAN card it has eased the document handling.

Aadhar has also made it possible to seal the Benami Properties.

The advantages of Aadhar in the reduction of corruption of USD 9 million as also been praised by World Bank in 2016 and world bank has advised other countries to replicate the same model.

The only concern or failure of Aadhar is the protection of Aahar database. As online hackers are getting smarter day by day it is important for the government agency to protect this database.

Uncovered story by the Journalist of THE TRIBUNE revealed how in just 500 Rs anyone can get the personal information of an individual.

Aadhar card duplicity is also another concern, the same journalist revealed that by an extra amount of 300 Rs can get you a duplicate Aadhar. The report also claimed that the data had been hacked from one of the Rajasthan government sites.

This show insensitivity of government, data leak of MS Dhoni on the tweeter is also another fault from the government.

The case of Bhartiya Airtel is also an eye catcher where users bank account were opened without their concern by using Aadhar database.

In an RTI, UIDAI revealed that there are also most 210 government sites which can easily provide you with Aadhar database.

All these case and many more make Aadhar highly insecure.

However, government actions like canceling of banking license of Bhartiya airtel and penalizing the hackers show government concern for the data leak.

Supreme Court verdict clearly shows that though Aadhar has many advantages, the pontential risk of data leak overweight the advantages this gave the birth of Virtual Identification Number which will help in utilizing Aadhar in a positive way.

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Vishal said: (Feb 25, 2019)  
I think Aadhar card benefits in minimizing the documentation work as well as time.

We can save Time means we have saved some money.
Adhar card also helps people who have lost.
These people can be taken to Aadhar centre and by accessing their fingerprints can help to find their address.
We don't have to carry too many documents.

The drawback I found that.

As Aadhar is compulsory, If anyone lost Aadhar card then he can't do any work like getting a new sim or change address or open bank ac etc till he gets back.

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Saikumar said: (Feb 21, 2019)  
Adhar card as good as well as bad like it as coins 2 sides heads as well as teals. It depends on how we use it. Whether it is used betterment or destruction. It depends on us, merits and demerits marits in olden days we used for so many documents for proofs in now a days we need only one proof that is adhar we can buy Sims, transfer money, buying a lands and demerits like when adhar is hacked enter all bank accounts, Sims, so we have start changing we of using it.

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Preethi said: (Jan 29, 2019)  
Aadhar is compulsory to every individual person, it gives recognition to citizens, it avoids frauds and corruption.

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Rajdeep Roy said: (Jan 29, 2019)  
Making Aadhar card mandatory has huge benefits.

It reduces the amount of paperwork needed to obtain services like opening of bank account, mobile number, property registration etc.

It helps in plugging the leaks while distribution of ration or subsidies as a person is alloted the benefits only as per his Aadhar. This disallows middle man to siphon off the benefits etc.

It helps in identification of all citizens and also enables to spot out any criminal or terrorist living among us.

However, the disadvantages of making Aadhar mandatory is that not all citizens have Aadhar card with them. People from the north east or in remote areas do not have Aadhar cards with them and will be left out in government welfare schemes. Poor or needy people also might not have an aadhar card.

The contract for registration for Aadhar is awarded to private companies who can misuse people's information or extract money from people for Aadhar related services.

The collection of Aadhar data and storage incurs huge expenditure on the part of the government which is paid by people in form of taxes. The expense in Aadhar services could be utilised for other beneficial schemes like medical support, education or construction of proper roads, ports etc.

Also making of Aadhar mandatory can result in Mass surveillance of citizens by the government.

To conclude one can say that Aadhar should be mandatory for providing useful services like lpg or farmer's subsidy or Jan Dhan Yojna, pension or ration but it should be made optional for services like Telecom, education, bank account.

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Akila said: (Jan 23, 2019)  
Aadhaar card is important for all. But if anyone hacks this number means it gives all bank details to hackers. It is the main drawback. Aadhaar card safety is not proper. Poor and uneducated people did not know about Aadhaar they give easily to this number to an unknown person.

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Jatin Valani said: (Jan 16, 2019)  
Aadhar mandatory have many benefits like.

1. Its reduce Documentation work in bank, driving license, pancard, passport process. One identity one nation.

2. In India many road accident occurs every day so aadhar help to identity injured or dead person & provide information about accident to there family.

3. Nowadays people have too many bank account if all the bank account connected with common aadhar number then it will help to know person income & pay tax according to it which help Nation development.

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Shreya Gupta said: (Jan 7, 2019)  
According to me, Aadhar is mandatory. Bacause its help in population counting. And the the maine thing that if, if we found any missing child so we can sent them to aadhar center. By fingr, print we can great all information related to them. And it also help in reducing the paper burden which se carry while documentation of anything.

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Kiran Gajul said: (Dec 23, 2018)  
Hi everyone,

As we all know adhar card is 12 digit unique identity number having bio metric details of every Indian citizen. It is official document recognised by the govt of India which cuts across all departments, industries etc. All other documents like voter id, passport, pan card etc. Are not always present with everyone. Hence adhar card would be a unique documents which every Indian posseses. Adhar makes easy for the govt to monitor and manage its resources and survices and this would give govt a strong control on illegalities and frauds.

Thank you.

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Pradeep Kumar said: (Dec 18, 2018)  
I don't have any doubt in my mind that there are many benefits of Aadhar being mandatory.

As it will reduce duplicity in the documents.

Earlier a person had many undisclosed accounts under his name but Aadhar card has shown excessive control in such cases.

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Hemant said: (Nov 21, 2018)  
Actually making Aadhaar mandatory is necessary because all citizens of India have it regardless of their ages like pan card, voter id. It also helps in reducing frauds like criminal identification become easy using fingerprint and retina scan. It helps in reducing the time of documents process by online identification of the person from UIDAI database. It is also safe to use because it required OTP and fingerprint scan so misuse of Aadhaar having less chance.

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Parikshit Malhi said: (Oct 20, 2018)  
Good Morning everyone,

As we all know, Aadhar card has both benefits and its drawbacks.

Benefits:

1. First of all, it is used as an id proof for every citizen of India, through which government can keep all records of a person including their address, family, bank accounts, numbers, etc.

2. In case of any alert while terrorist attacks, any person from outside our nation can be identified.

3. It will help in the population count.

4. It revealed the burden of carrying all the documents.

5. In any case of accidents or crime, the identity of the person can be easily identified.

Drawbacks:

1. The biggest drawback of mandatory of Aadhar card is that some people are misusing the illiterate or poor people who do not have knowledge about Aadhar card, by using their name and identity and making fake Aadhar cards without their knowledge.

As according to a survey held in New Delhi city, the no of applicants of Aadhar card id is much more in no. Then the total population in the city.

2. In many rural areas, many people are not having their Aadhar cards, but are the citizens of India, so mandatory of Aadhar will create circumstances for those people.

3. Illiterate and poor people do not information on the purpose of Aadhar card.

4. Security of Aadhar cards can be easily breached by hackers and the private information of the people can be leaked and misused.

5. Every people in the nation can be tracked by the Government Of India. Corrupted officials can misuse it to know the whereabouts of anyone.

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Vishal Tyagi said: (Oct 20, 2018)  
Good morning everyone.

Today's topic is making Aadhar mandatory.

According to me, making Aadhar card mandatory is beneficial to our societies because all information relates to any person is stored in this. Aadhar is that which contains all the details related to any person.

Benefits of making Aadhar mandatory:

1. Easily access to all services.
2. Reducing fraudulent and criminal activities.
3. The government can easily find out any person.
4. Reducing the paperwork nowadays all department requires only Aadahar number, not a photocopy.
5. Secured data /information.
6. Reducing other tools of identification.

Demerits:

1. If hacker hack data then he/she will get all information related to any person.

Thank you.

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Imran said: (Oct 15, 2018)  
According to me.

Adhar card is a good plane made by the Indian government.

Benefit.

1) It helps to the government to keep the record of every individual in India.
2) Aadhar gives every small record of the person.
3) Reduces the frauds.
4) without thumb impressions nobody can use others Aadhar like sim card activation.
5) It is link of information.

Thank you.

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Shaheryar said: (Oct 9, 2018)  
In my opinion, making Aadhar should not be mandatory, because it doesn't a big deal to like yours all important documents or I'd with Aadhaar card.

Because there is already a pan card, voter card, which already described your identity of house India and your unique personality.

And also there is a drawback of Aadhar to linking all-around with the account, I'd etc chances of hacking get enhanced.

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Subhashree said: (Oct 3, 2018)  
As we all know a coin has two sides. The Aadhar card is an unique identification provided to the Indian people by the GOI and the database of the same is taken care by the UIDAI. It has a lot no of benefits I.E, it provides us with a unique identification and a large no. of documents are no more needed as was needed earlier. It has made life way too easier. At the same time as its database consists of personal information of the individuals and everything is stored in the cloud system, so there are chances of the data getting leaked and misused by the hackers which is a very dangerous threat to the people.

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Sandip Londhe said: (Oct 2, 2018)  
Making Aaadhar compulsory to all the places it can be dangerous for people, there may be chances of hacking the data, as Aadhar is connected to the bank account it is also possible to hack bank account.

Recently government passed the recommendation that Aadhar card should not be compulsory for works like sim card or school admission, bank account. But it is compulsory for the PAN card and other Subsidies schemes.

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Priyabrata said: (Sep 27, 2018)  
UIDAI has made an unprecedented effort to compile holistic data of an individual in a single document named AADHAAR which has become a mandatory document in every step in our life. Govt has made it mandatory to link AADHAAR no everywhere, from bank a/c to obtain basic services like LPG connection, purchase of sim card or any application of exam-anyone can name it. Surely it is a comprehensive step to bring citizen under one canopy of unique identification no as well as to save government expenses from mismanagement of funds. But to what extent the data stored in AADHAAR are secure. Our data storage vulnerability recently has been evinced by the leakage of AADHAAR data. If that happens, then the sensitive data can be misused to make a fraudulent transaction and much more malevolent work. After all, An individual description is his/her privacy and it is ones right and leakage of such data leads to a violation of the privacy of a citizen. So, I think to remove all such bottlenecks is the first and foremost duty of govt before making it a mandatory document.

On the other hand, many people in rural area are yet to obtain the AADHAAR. So if anyone wants to open a bank a/c or a govt scheme, what would happen to him/her?Is his eligibility to be discarded due to lack of this AADHAAR?It should not happen. So making it flexible in case of rural and poor people is also necessary.

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Anonymous said: (Sep 3, 2018)  
As we all know, Aadhar is a unique identification ID issued to the Indian people by the government of India. Like other things it too has got some benefits and drawbacks.

BENEFITS.

-Earlier we had to carry multiple documents to confirm our identity but thanks to Aadhar cards as they have played a phenomenal role in reducing this burden as it contains all our biometrics, retinal scan and other required details.

-As it contains biometric details thus it can't be copied or faked easily for negative purposes.

-Earlier, it was observed that opening a bank account or buying a sim card seemed like a complicated task due to the involvement of long documentation process but now we need only the Aadhar card and the job is done immediately without taking too much time.

Drawbacks:

-Since past few months it has been observed that the government has made it mandatory to link up your bank account, PAN and others with Aadhar creating a nuanced problem and giving rise to jitters among people that their data might be stolen as all the details are now stored online.

-Aadhar here now plays a role of the key to the door i.e. If someone successfully hacks into your aadhar details he or she might gain full access to your bank details which may be dangerous.

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Rajasekhar said: (Aug 28, 2018)  
India has implemented a good idea. Each one of people gets an Aadhar card because of their identity proof. What ever you do in online or every thing our adhar card has been linked to that. No one manupulates to others.

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Dinabandhu Nayak said: (Aug 28, 2018)  
Hello Everyone.

Making Aadhaar Mandatory is a best step by Govt of India. For our Address and Identity proof previously we use many Documents like Voter id card, Ration card, Pan card etc but Now only 1 Aadhaar can enough for for every purpose, Best part of Aadhaar is it also Attached your Biometric details so you can Access every where only one finger print is enough for your identity, address. Main demerits of this Privacy issues, once your Aadhaar hacked means your all information is linked.

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Rutika Suryawanshi said: (Aug 21, 2018)  
I think it is a very good step taken by the Indian government. It reduces corruption, crime happening in India.

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Prasanta said: (Aug 18, 2018)  
Hello, everyone, I am Prasanta.

As a coin has 2 opposite side similarly this initiative of making Aadhar card has pros and cons both.

First of all, I want to say Aadhar card makes our life easier. For identity proof, earlier days we need a lot of document but now we can easily do that by Aadhaar. As Aadhaar card is related to fingerprint or retina scan which can never be duplicated so false Aadhar card cannot be made which is the main drawback of other cards. For making bank account or buying sim card Aadhaar is enough. We can get passport within 10 days only. As Aadhaar is related to a bank account, sim card etc just by Aadhar card we can do a lot of things safely like money transaction by mobile, withdraw of cash in bank Etc. Corruption is decreased much like we cannot be disturbed an unknown person intentionally for getting fun as we can get all info using Aadhaar.

But it has also some cons.

If Aadhar card is hacked every personal document can be hacked even bank account also. For a handicapped person, we have to think in a different manner for making Aadhar card safely.

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Apoorv said: (Aug 10, 2018)  
Hello everyone.

Making aadhaar mandatory is one of the best step by the government. Various documents of common person is now replaced by one document. Whether you want to make passport or you want to open bank account or you want to take an LPG connection aadhaar is mandator. Even our voter ID card is also linked by aadhaar card. This also reduces fraud corruption and somehow also reduces criminal activities as any information of any person can be easily identified by fingureprints or retina scan. Aadhaar reduces the duplicity and increases the transparency.

But at the same time there should be a proper security of database. Otherwise there should be a serious problem to the national security if there is any databreach.

But by making aadhaar mandatory it is a direct breach of the privacy if the control of the system goes in wrong hand.

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Shammu said: (Aug 8, 2018)  
Aadhaar is a mandatory for everyone. Nowadays details of every citizen of India is linked with aadhaar card. The number of aadhaar contains all the information related to that person, so it makes employees work easier. It is advantage in one way but on other side it also has a negative role. Where by knowing the aadhaar number some people try to misuse the information.

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Nupur said: (Aug 6, 2018)  
Hello everyone,

According to my opinion, everything has 2aspect making Aadhar mandatory has its benefits as well as flaws.

Benefits are the government has the exact number of count of the population as it is supported by unique fingerprints which were a loophole in Voter ID. It also speeds up the process of passport and will also help the government in implementing its policies and also make the life of common man easier as now they need not carry many documents Aadhar is sufficient.

Flaws- As everything is linked with Aadhar so there is the threat of data leakage as once the Aadhar is hacked then one can miss use information which must be a major concern.

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Jagdish Bhaliya said: (Aug 2, 2018)  
Indian government provided every person to his unique identification card that is Aadhaar Card. It is very useful to everyone like.

- To open bank account only Aadhaar card is required but sometimes ago there is so many documents are required.

- To buy a new sim card only Aadhaar card is required.

- By making Aadhaar card government is able to identify every people by its fingerprint.

As we discussed above the advantages of Aadhaar card it may also some disadvantages like.

- There are may be chances of data leakage.

- By Aadhaar number may be chances of hacking of bank accounts.

Now, let me conclude that here benefits are more than drawbacks tharefore making Aadhaar card is mandatory.

Thank you.

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Abhijit said: (Aug 2, 2018)  
Benefits:.

1) Use of Aadhaar reduces the cost of identifying persons and provides increased transparency to the government in implementation of its schemes.

2) Aadhaar Card is used as the major document of proof when opening a bank account under the Pradhan Mantri Jhan Dhan Yojana in the nation. The bank account comes with a great set of benefits like free zero balance saving account, RuPay Card, accident insurance.

3) Aadhar Card linked bank account will get their set of LPG Subsidy directly accredited in the bank account.

4) For opening a bank account multiple documents are required. Now, Aadhaar card has solved this problem.

5) It will impact nearly 1 crore workers under MGNREGA scheme, who use Aadhaar to withdraw their wages every month, and nearly 30, 00, 000 pensioners.

6) Aadhaar Card will relieve you of the lengthy procedure while obtaining Passport. An applicant who uses Aadhaar Card as part of the procedure can get the Passport in just 10 days.

7) Aadhaar number shall also help to eliminate the duplicate cards and fake cards for non-existent beneficiaries in the government schemes.

8) Aadhaar shall be able to reduce the involvement of middlemen who siphon off part of the subsidy.

9) Every Voter ID will be linked to Aadhaar Card in a bid to eliminate the bogus voters.

Drawbacks:.

1) The Supreme court had itself asserted in 2013 that Aadhaar should be voluntary, not mandatory.

2) As Aadhaar Project is being handled by private companies. So, it might lead to data erosion to the foreign body.

3) It demands Indians to link their bank account with the aadhar card, it can lead to some serious problem, if users bank details are leaked or misused in any way.

4) As Aadhaar is managed and operated by Supreme Authority of the country, it can lead to centralization problems as the authority is free to manipulate & create new orthodox rules which might affect Aadhaar card holders and Nation as a whole.

5) The Supreme Court indefinitely extended the March 31, 2018 deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to bank accounts, mobile phones and tatkal passports until a five-judge constitution bench announces its judgement on the validity of the biometric authentication programme.

6) The supreme court has said that the government cannot insist on mandatory Aadhaar linkages " unless it is for the express purpose of subsidies.

7) Aadhaar will still be a must for social schemes and subsidies as under section 7 of the Aadhaar Act.

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Raj Singh said: (Aug 2, 2018)  
Making Aadhaar Mandatory: Benefits and Drawbacks.

Hi Friends, My Name is Raj Sing.

As I read the comments of my friends that we all know that Aadhaar card is mandatory is good step taken by Indian government and its mandatory everywhere as a ID Proof which is good for our future it will be finish the duplicity in any filed and every one trace and identify easily with fingerprints and eye scan. By which crime will decrease and everyone thinks to do anything wrong. But it has to be some implement I think it should be started in bus or shops also by which everyone will have transparent on his work.

And about it's drawbacks one of the most issue is that data storage because it's a very huge size and the main thing is how to protect this form the hikers as recently I heard a news that UIDAI data has been stolen by some hikers I do not know it's a true or false but its really a big issue if it got hiked then everyone got a big issue.

Thanks.

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Rakshanda said: (Aug 1, 2018)  
Hello everyone,

Good morning to one and all.

According to my point of view, It plays a very important role in reducing fraud and cheats.

Aaadhar card is that it creates problem who are handicapped like who does not have hand, leg or other body parts so this problem is very crucial so government should solve this problem there is also a security issue so government should solve this problem. In another hand, Aadhar card will prove very helpful in the future to provide service to the person who actually needed it.

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Rohit Singha said: (Aug 1, 2018)  
I think it is a very good step taken by the Indian government in order to give digital identity for the citizens of India.

It is so technically advanced instead of having various documents we can simply provide Aadhaar card which contain all information of man in digital form.

It plays a very important role in reducing fraud and cheats.

It also helps to search for the missing people.

But it also has some cons like data protection.

Lack of proper system for handicapped.

In the future, if the government will overcome these issues Aadhaar will play a major role in our life.

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Sandesh said: (Jul 31, 2018)  
Adhar card mandatory is the one of the good decision of the Indian government. You can feel proud that there is no country in all over the world who have this kind of large information of his citizens. It proves very helpful to the transaction through BHIM app where your fingerprint is scan so less chance of fraud, as you all feel that Aadhar card replace the all other identity cards through a single card. There is another side of the Aadhar card is that it create problem who are handicapped like who does not have hand, leg or other body parts so this problem is very crucial so government should solve this problem there is also a security issue so government should solve this problem. In another hand, Aadhar card will prove very helpful in the future to provide service to the person who actually needed it.

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Bhairavi said: (Jul 30, 2018)  
Good morning to one and all.

In my opinion, making aadhaar mandatory is beneficial not only for government but also for the citizens. UIDAI has made a provision for each citizen of India regardless of his/her citizenship, to make aadhaar card, which is considered as proof of identity. Using technical advancements for identity drive reduces the human effort. With the upcoming government schemes, instead of having various documents for verifcation, we can simply provide the aadhar number, which contains demographic and biometric information of a person. It also helps the NPR (National popluation register) to keep all the records of people.

It can also help gov officials to track the person doing sim card frauds.

However, everything has pros and cons. Due to lack of technical security, data protection has become a major issue. Hackers hack the system, and leak out the personal info of a citizen and as a result person has to face difficulties.

Last but not the least I would like to conclude our discussion by saying that people can reap the benefits of this initiative, provided there are proper privacy and security measures for protecting citizen's sensitive data.

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Satyam Shaw said: (Jul 30, 2018)  
Hello everyone,

Today our topic of discussion is the making of Aadhaar card mandatory, its benefits and drawbacks. Well as all of us know aadhaar is something unique to each and every individual of this country. In my opinion, it has a positive impact on our lifestyle for example: Jan Dhan Yojna, direct benefit transfer and speed up the passport obtaining process.

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