Centre Plans To Link Aadhaar With Driving License Now:- The Central government, after PAN, bank accounts and welfare schemes has now unveiled its plans to link driving license with Aadhaar.
Addressing at the Digital Haryana Summit 2017, Union Minister for Law and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad said the two national IDs are now planning to be linked by the government. “We are planning to link Driving Licence to Aadhaar. I have had a word with Gadkari ji (Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari) regarding this,” he said.
This statement of Mr. Prasad comes days after the media reported that the government is also planning to link the 12-digit unique identification number with SIM cards.
“Aadhaar is safe and secure. It is a tool for good governance and empowerment,” said Prasad. He added that linking of bank accounts, which needs to be done by December 31, 2017, will help in checking money laundering.
Speaking on the benefits of digitization, Prasad said “Digital governance is good governance. Digital delivery is fast delivery”.
Meanwhile, Aadhaar continues to be a tool used by the government for availing various social welfare schemes, as well as for curbing criminal activities like identity duplication, black money hoarding, tax evasion, terrorism, etc.