Why do we need one unique identity system? In India, we do not have any single identity system which has 100% penetration, 100% 'safe', 100% inclusive and cannot be easily faked. There are at least 20+ acceptable documents for proof-of-identity and even more documents acceptable as proof-of-address.
The below table gives an indication of the penetration of the existing acceptable forms of identification and proof-of-address
UID overcomes the problems of
- low or medium coverage
- possibility of duplication
Watch out for the next post on the authenticity of UID.