Thursday, January 07, 2010

Unique Identification Authority of India

A techno buff is going to turn us all into numbers. A billion odd numbers on government roster will create further nuisance value in the system. Many of us will be employed to rig the geometry of bogus UIDs.

They say that Unique National IDs will help address the rigged state elections, widespread embezzlement that affects subsidies and poverty alleviation programs and at the same time it will check illegal immigration and terrorist threats.

But experience begs to differ on the claim. Increased mechanisation and computerisation in the past has not been able to stop criminals at the doorsteps of House of Common or legislative assemblies. In fact their number has been increasing despite of various rules and regulations coming into farce. All these politicians and brokers of power are dancing naked in the open air Hamam with their middle finger up in the air.

The reason is simple, there must be the will to curb corruption or misuse of power. In absolute absence of 'the soul will', no matter what system you build, will present a huge gateway (of India) to all those terrorists and criminals, whereas the man in Jharkhand or Orissa, as usual, will spend the entire life searching for mango kernel to sustain growth (after all we all grow up with time - technically). On the brighter side, this ground search will save him the misery of watching the middle finger abuse and ugly nakedness of humanity.

Looking up, UIDAI is just a wasteful exercise in the name of growth and cleansing of human civilization. In stead, a massive search operation to re-install the lost human conscience is required. Merely, tagging the soulless heads is a sham as the existing system itself.

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