Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Aadhar : The Omnipresent ?



Hindustan Times ( 23 March 2017 ) carries following news report :




“ Jaitley : Aadhar made mandatory to check fraud  “


Aadhaar might become the sole identity card in the future, finance minister Arun Jaitley said in Parliament on Wednesday, a move that could possibly replace PAN, voter and ration cards.

His remarks came during a debate on the finance bill, which the Lok Sabha passed during the day.

“A STAGE MAY COME THAT THE UNIQUE IDENTITY WILL BECOME THE ONLY CARD,Jaitley said, responding to the Opposition’s protest against the government’s decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for filing tax returns.

 “There are many countries where such a situation exists. There is a social security number in America and in India it (Aadhaar) could be the counterpart,”  he said.

He affirmed that it was a deliberate step to prevent tax evasion and financial frauds that bleed the economy.




Thank you , Shri Jaitleyji :


Thank you for your consideration to simplify the lives of millions of our CITIZENS and millions of our BUSINESSES , as requested in my following blogs :




Thursday, 12 May 2016


An " Aadhar " for Corporate ?



How many types of  NUMBERS, do Indian Companies need to register and acquire , to do business ?



Writing in MINT ( 02 May 2016 ), Narayan Ramchandran quotes Manish Sabharwal , who has researched and listed the following :


#   Corporate Identity Number...........................................   ( 21 digits )

#   Tax-payer Identification Number for commercial taxes......  ( 11 digits )

#   Service Tax Number...... ( Alpha-Numeric ) ....................  (  15 digits )

#   Permanent Account Number - PAN  ( Alpha-Numeric )........ (  10 digits )

#   Central Excise Number..................................... ( PAN + 2 Characters )

#   Provident Fund Number .................( Alpha-Numeric )...... (  11 digits  )

#   Profession Tax Registration Certificate ( Numeric )...............  ( 9 digits )

#   Profession tax Enrolment Certificate    ( Numeric ).............    ( 9 digits )

#   Income tax Deduction/Calculation Number ( Alpha-Numeric ) ( 10 digits )

#   ESIC Number ( Numeric )................................................  ( 17 digits )

#   Labour Department Registration(State specific alphanumeric) (13 digits )

#   Importer-Exporter Code  ( Numeric )................................. ( 10 digits )

#   Shops/Establishment Reg Number ( alphanumeric )............  ( 20 digits )

#   Contract Labour Registration ( alphanumeric ).................. ( 15+ digits )

#   Labour Welfare Board ( Numeric ).....................................   ( 5 digits )

#   Higher Court Case Number ( Alphanumeric ).....................   ( 12 digits )



Now , CBDT and MCA are in the process of integrating their back-end operations , to provide ONE SIMPLE IDENTITY to companies, doing away with the above multiple numbers


Without doubt , this long overdue simplification will make it easy to do business in India


But , it seems , that each State will have unique number ( for each Company registered in its territory ), as far as GST is concerned


I hope , someday soon , an India Start-Up comes up with a digital solution ( pasting, a unique RFID sensor on the forehead of each child , at birth ? ) to get rid of all the CARDS , a person needs to acquire in a life-time , as mentioned in my following blog :

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013


Raining Cards ?


Some 70 years ago , I had only one card – the Ration Card


I was using it to buy , either wheat or bread or war-disposal biscuits from a Shivaji Park ration shop in Mumbai


Now I have,


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Driving License Card

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Senior Citizen Card

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Voting Card

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Credit Card

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PAN Card

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Aadhar Card ( UID )



Apart from sundry cards issued by private / commercial companies and NGOs


As if this was not enough , Central Government of India wants me to carry one more card !


National Population Register ( NPR ) is all set to issue,


 
RESIDENT IDENTITY CARD ( RIC )


It will contain demographic and biometric details of the owner and will be issued to 820 million adult Indians at a cost of Rs 5,552 Crores


I believe only those holding RIC will be entitled to receive subsidized food-grains under the Food Security Act


HOW ABOUT A CARD TO REPLACE ALL THE ABOVE-MENTIONED CARDS ?


23  March  2017





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