Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
4)Putting restrictions on the use of Aadhar will defeat the very purpose it is designed for. Examine in light of the various cases being heard in SC regarding the use of Aadhar.(250 words)
Why this question
Aadhar has a huge role to play in targetted delivery of government subsidies. However, it has also led to various debates including those of privacy and exclusion errors which is being heard in the courts. It is important for us to keep track of the court judgements and orders regarding the use of Aadhar.
Key demand of the question
The question demands us to examine whether making Aadhar compulsory for targetting of service delivery makes sense. The article also highlights that putting restrictions on the use of Aadhar will hamper targetted delivery of subsidies. We have to examine the veracity of this claim by highlighting the various debates surrounding the issue in light of SC judgments.
Examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic, get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any . In this question the topic is making Aadhar compulsory for targetted delivery of government services.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Highlight the role that government expects Aadhar to play and mention that the usage of Aadhar has come under the courts scanner due to concerns raised by Civil society organisations.
- Mention about Aadhar Act to highlight government’s point of view. Mention the areas where Aadhar has been made mandatory
- Discuss the pros and cons of the above step. Divide your answer into broad heads like constitutionality, privacy, effectiveness etc to examine the hypothesis.
- While explaining the above point, quote liberally from various cases regarding Aadhar which are pending in the court or has been decided by the court.
Conclusion – Summarise the arguments presented and give a way forward.