This paper seeks to demonstrate how privacy interests of the welfare beneficiaries emerge from the biometric authentication of their identities. The privacy interests of mandatorily enrolled beneficiaries emerge during a failed or falsified instance of biometric authentication that compromise the integrity of a beneficiary’s recognition for welfare purpose.
This paper, using large-scale program data from one Indian state, seeks to analyze the uptake of portability among beneficiaries of the Public Distribution System and identify its underlying drivers.
MGNREGA provides guaranteed rural employment for a set number of days to beneficiary families. Does the introduction of Aadhar increase the demand for work, despite economic upturns
We examine the impact of transaction failures on the working of a biometric enabled payment system introduced in India to facilitate banking by the poor.
This study seeks to understand the issues that emerge when new-age digital systems, built from scratch interact with legacy systems in e-governance contexts. Aadhaar is the quintessential example of this
MGNREGA, India’s flagship rural workfare program, is one of the preeminent public entitlements to be linked to Aadhaar.it is intended to provide timely relief in the form of livelihood to rural poor