Aadhaar our digital identity; completely safe & secure: Prasad
Guwahati, Aug 11 (PTI) Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today assured that Aadhaar cards were completely secure and can prevent unscrupulous activities like money laundering.
"Aadhaar is purely safe and secure. It is not based on
caste or religion. It is our digital identity," the minister said.
linked with the digital identity cards.
He said with direct benefit transfers of various government schemes to peoples' accounts, the government could save Rs 90,000 crore by eliminating middlemen in the system.
The senior BJP leader added that the Centre could save Rs 25 crore in purchase of dustbins due to digitisation.
"When our government came, there were only two mobile phone factories. Now, we have 127. India is becoming big in mobile manufacturing in the world. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we have transformed India," he added.
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