Making Aadhaar Mandatory: Benefits and Drawbacks

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Satyam Shaw said:   6 years ago
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.

Bhairavi said:   6 years ago
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.

SANDESH said:   6 years ago
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.

Rohit singha said:   6 years ago
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.

Rakshanda said:   6 years ago
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.

Raj SIngh said:   6 years ago
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.


Abhijit said:   6 years ago

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.


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.

Jagdish Bhaliya said:   6 years ago
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.

Nupur said:   6 years ago
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.

Shammu said:   6 years ago
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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