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India can have a single multipurpose id card: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah today mooted the idea of having a single multipurpose ID card for every citizen with passport, Aaadhar, voter card, bank accounts, etc.

“We can have just one card for all utilities like Aadhaar, passport, bank account, driving licence, voter card. This is a potential,” Shah said on the sidelines of an event today.

Announcing that the Centre plans to spend ₹12,000 crore on the 2021 Census as well as the preparation of the National Population Register (NPR), Amit Shah said the Census 2021 data will be collected through a mobile app.

“A mobile app will be used in Census 2021. It will be a transformation from paper census to digital census,” Shah said championing the usage of digital technology for the upcoming Census. The previous Census exercise of 2011 was a paper-based one.

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