Bharat Mukti Morcha condemns decision of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to link UID with government schemes such as Dayanand Social Security Scheme, and also to the Ration Cards in Public Distribution System in the name of ‘plugging leakages and possible corrupt practices and help in effective implementation of the schemes.’
Para 23 of the budget speech states that ‘ as you are aware the State has been implementing the Unique identification (UID) project in Sate have nearly 08 – lakh population, who will receive AADHAR number soon. Since substantial money has been spent on the project I would like to derive maximum benefits from the unique number in such a manner that beneficiary oriented schemes are linked to UID.’
UID (Unique identification Project) is dangerous to the interests of the mulnivasis in India infringing with their right of privacy as there are no legal safeguards in this regard. In fact Unique identification Authority of India Bill is still pending in the parliament and Parliamentary committee has raised serious questions on this whole project itself.
Bharat Mukti Morcha has already conveyed its objections onthis to the President of India in a written memorandum as well as made its stand clear in a pamphlet.
This decision of Goa’s BJP Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is very dangerous and he needs to change it. England is very good example that embarked itself on UID project and found it is unviable. Moreover it had to undertake costly exercise of destroying the collected data.
When this lesson is clear before all it is but curious that BJP as well Congress and number of other Political Parties in Goa and India are supporting the UID project even without Indian Parliament passing the law in this regard!
Bharat Mukti Morcha advises Goa Government of change its decision to link UID with schemes and Ration Cards in Public Distribution System. Just like fish is caught through bait, UID link to Goa government schemes is a bait of the ruling brahmanical caste to get access to the private information of the mulnivasi through computers stationed at a particular place without moving anywhere. This is a violation of fundamental rights. Ruling Brahmins have pushed 83 crore people below poverty line in hunger and semi-hunger. In future situation that is emerging is even more dangerous and to face it we do not have any option other than nation-wide mass movement.