Identifying Citizens for Management and Welfare: Proposal for an Alternate System

Bijon B. Sarma
2013 Social Science Research Network  
The most important objective of the government of any democratic country is to manage the citizens for the ultimate welfare of the people and the land. The first venture to do this is to know the Profile and Identify of the citizens. At present this job is done through a system involving secured "Identity Cards". This system was introduced long ago when nothing like cross-checking of information through internet, identification of the people in banks, identification in travelling and
more » ... ling and communication etc. were in use. It is well-known that identification of the citizens serves dual purposes. These are, (i) citizen's welfare and (ii) eradication of crimes. However, the various formalities followed by the government for ensuring the security of this card quite often frustrate its very objective. Also, such project has met failure in many developing countries due to low budget and inadequate facilities. By taking the scope of the new provisions and situations, it is now possible to introduce a system of issuing Profile and Identity cards to all citizens at nominal cost. Details of this scheme have been narrated in this article.
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2344804 fatcat:wb422nffabbt3a2o7xfmkushym