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Although the unique identity card scheme was discussed at length in the bookthe idea itself is not newnor can it be uniquely credited to the UPA government Its first spirited votary was LK Advaniwhoas Home Minister in the NDA governmentmade it one of his pet themes and even launched it as a pilot scheme in select districts Sadlylike many pilot schemes in our countryit remained at the pilot stage for the first five years of the UPA government Now the Prime Minister has done the right thing by rescuing it in time for the forthcoming 2011 census It is not often that governments scout outside talent to spearhead important national programmes Both our bureaucracy and the political class have perfected the art of filling government bodies with their own peopleregardless of whether the appointee is the best person for the job For bureaucrats it is a way of hopping on to post-retirement perches and for politicians it is a way of accommodating those who cannot be made MLAsMPs or ministers It is high time our leaders realised that the country is bigger than the politicians and bureaucrats There is no dearth of public-spiritedhighly capable and deeply committed professionals outside the government system who canand are willing toshoulder challenging assignments Sadlyvery few get the opportunity they deserve Now that the Congress is back with a bigger mandatecan we hope to see more Nilekanis being given leadership positions in governmental programmes in educationhealthcarehousinginfrastructure development etc Measured in terms of its potential benefit and transformational impactthe Unique Identity Card scheme can turn out to be historic Howeverthe potential will reach its fullness only if the scheme is integrated into the larger matrix of e-governance and g-governance (g stands for good) And this is where the UPA government needs to view the UIDAI not as a stand-alone body but as an important component of a larger mission to achieve improved governance and better socio-economic development using the revolutionary tools that IT provides A major drawback in e-governance initiatives in India is that they are not explicitly linked toand measured bythe goals of g-governance Which is whymany government departments routinely reduce e-governance to simply procuring more IT hardware and software Moreoverthe departmental mentality is so deeply entrenched in government that they rarely work in unison to achieve common and inter-related objectives Thustheir e-governance initiatives suffer due to duplicationnon-standardisationnon-scalability and poor trainingall resulting in wastage of resources and poor outcomes The UIDAI can catalyse a change in this pattern For thisit needs to be properly conceived with an enlarged mandate If the government gives a purely technical mandate to the UIDAIit will not be difficult for Nilekani and his team to issue a basic ID card to all citizensjust as the Election Commission has done so in respect of the voter ID card Howeverfrom the point of view of both the citizen and the governmentthe full benefits of the unique ID card begin to flow only when the multiple purposes for which it can be used can be seamlessly integrated into it This requires considerable re-engineering of the functioning of various entities of governmentright from the Centre to the panchayat For examplecitizens will judge the success of the unique ID scheme on the basis of whether it reduces corruptionharassment and delays in their interface with government Elsethey will view it as a needless encumbrancemeant more to advance the none-too-transparent goals of babudom than to meet the felt needs of citizens themselves My suggestion is that the Prime Minister should set up something like a Good Governance Reforms Implementation Authoritychaired by him so that he imparts to it the full weight of his office The Administrative Reforms Commissionset up by the previous UPA government under the chairmanship of Veerappa Moilyhas made a comprehensive set of recommendationsalmost all of which have an E-governance component And nearly all of them require the implementation of the unique ID scheme These recommendations encompass the issues of national securitydevelopmentcorruption-free delivery of government servicesand transparencyefficiency and accountability in the functioning of various institutions of democracy (including the judiciary) Hencethe UIDAI should function as a subset of a larger mission for the promotion of good governance Moreoverthe Centre should proactively make all political partiesstate governments and local self-government bodies partners in achieving speedy progress of both the unique ID card scheme as well as the broader mission for good governance reforms Nilekanis is by no means an easy assignment There are many thorny issues that he will have to handleabove all a change-resistant system of governance He needs our good wishes [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newswhich he co-founded with N.who have been under siege for the last four years with little hope of help from the security forces. “Love.Jos Buttlerscored 76 runs while Jake Ballchipped in with 31 runs to propel England to 400 India vs England 4th Test Day 2 1630 hrs IST:That will be stumps India will be happy to be 146for the loss of one wicket Murali Vijay and Che Pujara at the crease England would have liked to pick up a wicket or to but will come out tomorrow trying to do the same 1626 hrs IST:End of the 50th over of the Indian innings That was a maiden by Joe Root India remain at 144 for the loss of one wicket Rashid will continue Can England strike here 1623 hrs IST: Pujara starts the Rashid over with a four but then plays outthe over India are 144 for the loss of one wicket Vijay will be on strike as Joe Root continues from the other end 1620 hrs IST:Adil Rashid will continue forEngland Just 10 minutes remaining for the day’s play Can Pujara and Vijay survive that period? 2016 2:48 pm After stunning us with her performance in ‘Drishyam’. I realised I was speaking all his dialogues in his voice to him. with national coach P Gopichand.
and we need to learn from them and replicate their experience. Prempal, China.