SRDH For Next Gen Governance

  • 19th Jan,2021
  • 2 mins read

SRDH For Next Gen Governance

When Aadhaar was launched in 2010, it was more than a number- it was vision merged with ambition to create a unique identity for all. Notably, the first people to get their Aadhaar cards were 1000 villagers from Tembhali in Maharashtra. It was no trivial event as the entire village got a makeover. In a year of its first roll out, around 100 million people had enrolled for Aadhaar. And, in the years that have rolled since then, we realize how it has emerged as the disruptor in citizen-centric governance. Governments are leveraging people’s demographics embedded in Aadhaar for more efficient targeting of schemes and their implementation as well as disbursement of funds to beneficiaries. Riding on strengths like data encryption and foolproof authentication, governments have seeded Aadhaar of beneficiaries with flagship programmes like old age pension, MGNREGA, Public Distribution System (PDS) and farmers’ registration & subsidy transfer to enhance quality of outcomes.


How Aadhaar Act has shown the way

The operations of SRDHs got legal teeth with the amendment to  Aadhaar  (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 concomitant with amendments to the archaic Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 and the Prevention of Money-laundering Act, 2002. The umbrella legislation- Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Ordinance Amendment, 2019 has dispelled concerns on the misuse of Aadhaar. Entities can perform authentication only when they are compliant with the standards of privacy and security mandated by UIDAI. The amendment has also proposed deletion of the contentious Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act which allowed sharing of data with private entities.

SRDHs – The Force Multipliers to Seamless G2C services

SRDHs have led to accurate identification of beneficiaries and enabled government departments to verify and weed out erroneous as well as fictitious data from their records. It marks a new epoch in more responsive citizen service delivery with exclusion of ghost beneficiaries. The SRDH ecosystem has eased integration of Aadhaar with the National Population Register (NPR) with departmental utility databases on a real time basis. States have gone beyond. Say for instance, Andhra Pradesh and Haryana have strengthened capabilities of their data hubs with GIS mapping of households linked with all activities from birth to death. So, for any bulk authentication to register myriad beneficiaries for any government to citizen (G2C) intervention, SRDH has offered a robust framework. With such a rich data repository and Aadhaar backed identity verification, any government agency can conveniently identify and disburse to beneficiaries.

SRDHs have smoothened the digital delivery of services, easing the bipartite interaction between government and citizens. With the promise of emerging technologies like facial recognition, digital authentication can take a leap forward, nudging India closer to its vision of a $1 trillion ‘Digital Economy’ by 2025.

The author is Priyadarshi Nanu Pany, founder & CEO of CSM Technologies. This article was originally published on his LinkedIn profile .

Priyadarshi Pany

CEO & President

More Blog Posts from Priyadarshi Pany

Opinion Piece - 3 MINS READ

India Sets Global Narrative for Responsible AI, Digital Public Infra at G20

Artificial Intelligence - 3 MINS READ

AI Drift will Pass Over, ChatGPT Like Models are Here to Grow

Emerging Technologies - 4 MINS READ

AI Inclusion can Empower Governance, Combat Ethical Dilemmas

Independence Thought - 4 MINS READ

Turbocharge Your Business, Invest More in Self-care

Emerging Technologies - 4 MINS READ

Building Trust in India’s Digital Ecosystem with Aadhaar Vault

Blockchain - 3 MINS READ

Blockchain Tech with Human Touch for Employee Records

Emerging Technologies - 4 MINS READ

Navigating Risks and Opportunities of AI Explosion

Emerging Technologies - 3 MINS READ

How AI Democratization Can Empower People & Enterprises

Emerging Technologies - 4 MINS READ

SaaS Shows the Way for Fund-Starved Indian Start-ups

Emerging Technologies - 2 MINS READ

Indian Coders will Empower Driverless Mobility

Most Viewed Blog Posts

Mines & Minerals - 3 MINS READ

Digital Logistics for Pivoting To Mining 4.0

Mines & Minerals - 3 MINS READ

Big Data & Analytics For Mining Sector Transformation

Emerging Technologies - 3 MINS READ

Artificial Intelligence: The Future Is Here

Mines & Minerals - 3 MINS READ

Automated Industrial Inspections to Leapfrog Business Reforms

Emerging Technologies - 2 MINS READ

e-Governance: Adopting Agile Methodology

Digital Transformation - 3 MINS READ

How Digitization Reformed the Food Supply Chain in Odisha

Healthcare - 3 MINS READ

CoVaTrack: Tracking The Enigmatic Vaccine

Digital Transformation - 2 MINS READ

How This Budget with a Digital Pulse can Turnaround India

Blockchain - 1 MIN READ

Blockchain : The Trust Protocol for Data Integrity through Distributed Power

Emerging Technologies - 3 MINS READ

How Emerging Tech Can Empower Social Commerce

to our newsletter

Subscribe to have CSM's insights, articles, white papers delivered directly to your inbox. Privacy Policy

Join our exclusive newsletter community on Linkedin