MWCD requires Aadhar cards for all street children

The Ministry of Women and Child Development released a Standard Operating Procedure which takes swift steps towards linking street children with Aadhar cards. Postmen would be incentivised for identifying and registering street children with Aadhar card, while a certified insurance agent will link them with health insurance.

Portraying this as a positive move for the financial inclusion of children with no proof of identity, the Ministry claimed that Aadhar would help get them access to loans, insurance schemes and other benefits. However, critics have indicated that this would only heighten the process of profiling and breach of privacy. Source: