A collection of stories that track the growth, potential, and success of digital governance under the NDA leadership.
Taking the Indian economy to the $6 trillion mark will not be possible without the involvement of a billion Indians.
Here’s a data-driven answer to the belligerent question of ‘Modi ne kya kiya?’ to become the PM again.
Getting loans for small to medium businesses is going to get more easier with Sahamati.
The question we must ask ourselves is do we have the will to fight for the independence of our data?
In future, it will become near impossible to avoid a tax footprint for anyone who is eligible to pay tax.
The poor have finally found an empowered voice in Aadhaar.
How the JAM trinity is powering India’s digital governance model.
With projected 900 million internet users in 2026, India must push its case for data localisation against the US.
Narrowing the scope of Aadhar messes up its commercial prospects and its potential to be a huge business enabler.
India with its gigantic market can and should call the shots for data localisation.
The Economic Survey of 2019 makes a big push towards using data as a public good for better governance.
The Aadhaar-enabled DBT mechanism has been an enabler for the vulnerable sections of our society.
Ayushman Bharat will pave the way for advancement of personalised medicine in the country.
Courts cannot be oblivious to the damage they cause while interpreting the law.
Aadhaar seems to have not only permeated the very soul of the economy but also national consciousness too.
A whopping 20 per cent have been identified as “ghost students” in just three districts.
Mandatory linking of the Aadhaar to the ration card has made rural India only more hassled.
#ReformAadhaar? Certainly. The clock should not be turned back on this one.
Aadhaar seems to be doing no good to those it claimed to benefit.
“Vulnerabilities of various kinds will be attempted and they will continue to be addressed by us.”
The surveillance aspects of Aadhaar are problematic, and that’s not all.
Aadhaar has been built on the principle that the residents of India are honest, law-abiding and want fairness.
If implemented effectively, Aadhaar can prove to be a useful tool for governance.
Aadhaar can be the stepping stone to building a system that provides comprehensive vital health statistics.
The UIDAI must have a protocol for responding to emergencies.
India is in urgent need of a debate around data policy, privacy, and security.
Will applying Design Thinking to Aadhaar make it a user-centric?
Book Excerpt: Aadhaar: A Biometric History of India’s 12-Digit Revolution by Shankkar Aiyar
Shankkar Aiyar on the politics, personalities, principles, and persuasions behind Aadhaar
Why is Aadhaar extended to people who do not want government welfare?
Most of the developed countries have a unique identification system for cattle
Nothing in India will be the same again.
Aadhar can be used creatively to solve problems which would seem insurmountable
Aadhar is now being mandatory for services it was originally not even meant for
Aadhaar can be put on the global map by getting big tech giants to use it.
Aadhaar not a panacea to fix leakages, but best possible solution and questions related to privacy can be addressed
JAM based smart welfare can help plug massive leakages and also early some political mileage for the Modi government.
The government needs to repeat the formula for economically pragmatic, in contrast to popular, decisions.
Here’s a summary of India’s progress towards providing universal financial access.
Under PMAY-G, the government’s primary focus has been convergence.
When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure