The Union government has inserted a new clause in the Aadhaar Amendment Act, according to Mint, which will allow the use of Aadhaar data by the states for implementing their schemes. The clause will permit the state government’s to use biometric information for devolution of funds. The Aadhaar Amendment Bill 2019, which is now passed in both houses of Parliament, inserts a new section 5A, it reads: "In section 7 of the principal Act, after the words “the Consolidated Fund of India”, the words “or the Consolidated Fund of State” shall be inserted,” the bill noted. The report said that with the insertion of the consolidated fund of state, the states will also be allowed to use the Aadhaar database for better targeting of schemes. While speaking on the amendment in Rajya Sabha on July 8, IT Minister RS Prasad…
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