Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday proposed the idea of a multipurpose card for citizens of the country with all utilities like Aadhaar, passport, ration card, driving licence and others. Speaking at an event in Delhi, he also said that Census 2021 data will be collected through a mobile application. This would be the first time when the exercise will be conducted from paper to digital format.
“We can have just one card for all utilities like Aadhaar, passport, bank account, driving licence, voter card. This is a potential,” he said while laying the foundation stone of a new building of Registrar General of India (RGI) which is the nodal agency for conducting the Census.
“A digital application, an app will be used for population census in the year 2021. It will be transformation from paper to digital census,” the BJP president said. He added that an app is being developed for collecting the data in phones.
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