Most Aadhar criticism comes from and is supported by
People who have lost money due to due to direct benefit scheme.
Those people accumulated lots of money over years by producing fake bills, extra names in the ration cards.
Aadhar card started to roll out in 2011 itself, How many of these privacy freaks had raise the voice and if they did, were they supported ?
Only after Aadhar started saving money for the poor, hence the money started drying out of pockets of those corrupt officials and contractors, does this activism against Aadhar has been supported.
Who are those people who were OK with Aadhar for 4 years, but are not OK now?
Now that Aadhar will be used for some more direct to benefit transfer scmehes, will you see more activists and more noise.
I will give you a hint.
How do you think does a 9 to 5 government employee is able to accommodate wealth to send his son to one of ivy leavgue schools or enroll him in a music class or send him to costly coaching classes or send him to top schools.
Where did that money came form?
Won't those sons oppose Aadhar whose dads tool bribe to accumulate wealth to make sure the son gets educated/skilled.
A lot of people thrive and plan their yearly budget based on bribe amount not salary amount?
Would not those people oppose Aadhar?
I still don't support Aadhar. Neither am I convinced. Neither am I appreciative of the arrogance of UIDAI and iSpirt team. UIDAI's claims of subsidy savings have been blown away by the CAG.
The aadhar critics argue in data while aadhar supporters use hypebole and try to appeal to emotions.
I will also welcome all methods which
- eliminate the middleman
- reduce the sense of entitlement from government officials
- abolish the need of standing in queues of people to pay bribe
- financially drain out all those government officials who plan their expenses based on bribe estimate not their actual salary
Aadhar's direct benefit scheme has actually done it.
You are just assuming.
My entire point was Aadhaar is dangerous in its current form irrespective of the government backing it. As for your dismissive comments on why not many people complained earlier (which is a bit dishonest to claim btw, there were quite a few who did, including the current PM and other politicians from the BJP, fwiw), the reason possibly was because it wasn't being forced down everyone's throat like it is now.