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(Daily News Scan - DNS English) What is Parivar Pehchan Patra?


(Daily News Scan - DNS English) What is Parivar Pehchan Patra?

Recently, HARYANA government has launched a unique identity card called as –Parivar Pehchan Patra. Through this card the government of Haryana aims to monitor approximately 54 lakh families living across the state. Under this each family will be considered a single unit and will be allotted an 8 digit unique identification number.

In today’s DNS WE WILL TALK ABOUT Parivar Pehchan Patra and its difference from AAdhar card

The Parivar Pehchan Patra, was launched recently by the Haryana CM - Manohar Lal Khattar. Under this, each family will be considered as a single unit and will be given an identification number.

There are some social security schemes of the Haryana government. To avail these social security schemes and its benefits, it is obligatory for each family to register themselves on the Parivar Pehchan Patra portal. Not only this, the government has made it mandatory for its employees to go for this PPP, failing which their salaries may also be withheld.

The 8-digit Unique Identity Card number is meant for each family across the state to enable smooth and automatic delivery of several citizen-centric services launched by the state government from time to time. The government will establish the scheme-wise eligibility of a particular family using this 8-digit code, depending on the information available in the Parivar Pehchan Patra of the family. The benefits, associating to the schemes, shall automatically be transferred to the family using the same code.

But in India we already do have an AADHAR card for every citizen. So the question here is how this ppp is different from AAdhar card?

The PPP, mathematically, is an integral number of AAdhar. While Aadhaar represents an individual as a unit, a PPP represents a family as a unit. Most of our government schemes are structured around the family. It is not structured around an individual. For example, ration eligibility is there for the family but the family can split it into various members as long as they are above 18 years.

AAdhar, due to its litigation history, has not served the purpose of linking different databases because it cannot be shared. As part of the PPP, the government will take the Aadhar once and put it into a vault called an Aadhaar vault. This way the AAdhar will not be exposed. But the PPP will be linked to all the family schemes. Thus, the sensitivity to legal requirements diminishes because Aadhar will not be exposed. For example, for a bank account or a mobile phone connection, you need to give AAdhar, but if you take any government service or government benefit, PPP will be used. If we need to verify an individual in the family, we can do so because we have Aadhaar in the vault.

As per the Haryana government, although there is a union government’s Aadhaar card, it contains individual’s details and does not cater to the entire family as a unit. But in certain circumstances, it may not be possible for a state government to keep track of all the families residing in the state. Even though there is a ration card system, but it is not updated and does not contain adequate family records. With the PPP, it will be easier for the state government to maintain a complete database of all the state dwellers.

The PPP will comprise of the name of the head of the family, along with the names, age, income, mobile number of each and every member of the family. The ID and password will be given to each family after registration for the PPP. In case of an unmarried girl in the family, her name will be struck off from the PPP after she gets married and it will subsequently be added to the PPP of her husband’s family. The families will be required to feed these details on the PPP Haryana portal to update their family’s details using their unique registration ID and password. It will also contain information about the family’s sectors, city/ town, district, village, tehsil, block and district. Unique codes will be assigned to different villages and cities.

For obtaining the PPP, the applicants will have to submit Aadhaar card, other identity documents of family members, marital status of each family member, mobile numbers and ration cards.

To initiate, the government has already linked PPP with three social security schemes – old age samman allowance, divyang pension, and widow and destitute women pension scheme.

For now, the Haryana government has not made PPP mandatory for every family of the state. But, PPP is mandatory for families availing benefits under government schemes. Also, whenever a family wants to avail any government scheme, it will have to first get a PPP to be eligible. Presently, the government has made it mandatory for employees to go for this PPP, failing which their salaries may also be withheld.