Government May Make Aadhaar Must For Rail Concession In Budget 2017

New Delhi: Government is thinking about to make Aadhaar or Unique Identification (UID) card compulsory to benefit rail concession, and a declaration is probably going to be made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while exhibiting the initially consolidated General and Railway Budget on February 1.

The move will help the administration in better focusing of advantages and check abuse of the office, sources said.

The Railways gives concession on tickets to more than 50 classes of travelers which incorporate senior nationals, understudies, look into researchers, instructor, specialist, nurture, patients, sports individuals, unemployed youth, Arjun awardees among others.

At present, Railways is running a pilot extend for senior natives who are entitled for rail concessions.

The concessional tickets cost the Railways about Rs 1,600 crore in 2015-16, with the mass being represented senior residents.

According to the administration information, more than 100 crore Aadhaar cards have been issued so to cover main part of India’s populace.

The legislature has chosen to end the 92-year-old routine of introducing a different Railway spending plan and combined it with the General Budget.

Mr Jaitley, as indicated by sources, will contribute few pages of his Budget to projects and plans identified with Indian Railways.

In spite of the fact that there will be a solitary spending plan, the Railways will keep on having self-sufficiency as business undertaking and the current money related game plan will remain.

The Railways is relied upon to get exception from installment of profit to the Union government, a move which will help fortifying its funds.

The association will likewise get spending backing to meet a portion of its capital consumption and will be permitted to raise additional budgetary assets.

Source:- NDTV


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