Aadhaar our digital identity; completely safe & secure: Prasad

GUWAHATI: Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today assured that Aadhaar cards were completely secure and can prevent unscrupulous activities like money laundering.

He was speaking at the unveiling of ‘Digital North East Vision 2022′ here.

“Aadhaar is purely safe and secure. It is not based on caste or religion. It is our digital identity,” the minister said.

Stating that 122 crore Aadhaar cards have been issued so far, Prasad said 95 crore bank accounts have already been 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. (AGENCIES)