Hon'ble President of India's address to Parliament, 2012 - Aadhaar for improved service delivery, accountability and financial inclusion
"We have made rapid progress in providing Aadhaar numbers to about 13 crore residents, which will help in improving the delivery of programs, particularly those meant for the poor and the under-privileged, and in eliminating leakages."
We have to reduce our fiscal deficit in the coming years and this means we must find non-debt resources on a much larger scale if we wish to finance a substantial size plan. This would need reducing large losses in the public sector and also reducing the scale of untargeted subsidies. The operationalization of the Unique Identification Number Scheme, together with developments in information technology, provides an opportunity to target subsidies effectively to those who really need them and deserve them."