Turning on itself: UID project being undermined

Indian Express\04 October 2011

The Right to Information Act has been one of the biggest policy imprints of the UPA. It rests on the premise that the government and the governed are on the same side. The government, or parts of it, have attacked the RTI for causing disruptions and inconveniences, or relaying “frivolous petitions”. Another instance is the Unique Identification Number, Aadhaar — great expectations were pinned on the project. However, of late, as the UPA fights for its own survival, and as various internal skirmishes become visible, the UID project has been undermined by forces within the government.