New Delhi is planning to launch smart ID cards next year to help the poor and illiterate receive benefits from government welfare programs, according to The Press Trust of India.
The project was conceived after the IT department of the city Government of New Delhi found that substantial welfare benefits were not reaching their intended beneficiaries.
The cards will feature a Unique Identification Number that city officials hope will make the welfare system “more effective and foolproof,” reports PTI.
City Government plans to initially launch 5 million cards containing the Unique ID Numbers.
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