My friend Sudhakar has a complaint against me. He says that he needs to sit with a dictionary when he reads my blogs! So for his benefit one of the dictionary meanings of Naivety is “innocence or unsophistication”. Yesterday my man Friday asked me about the Aadhar card case, going on in the Supreme Court. I asked him what his problem was. He said that he was going to gift his daughters with Rs.1000/ worth of books. He was worried that his expenses then could be tracked by the Govt agencies, as his Bank account is now connected to Aadhar. By the way he is not an income tax payer yet.
This coincided with Supreme Court decision to allow Govt to link Aadhar card to ALL non benefit activities of people in India. The Court felt that the poor people who receive Govt benefits are not sophisticated enough to get an Aadhar Card and link it to Bank account. These persons should not be in difficulty because of non-linking of Aadhar card.
This where the fun starts. Our sophisticated critiques the Zolawalas, the Lutyens type are extremely agitated. Their fear is that Aadhar card linking, identities of people can be easily stolen! How? They don’t know it and they don’t have to prove it! Social media, tweeters are running at high speed criticizing this linking. Now, now now! Friends remember the good old days Pre 2014! Those were the days of Silent Sage, under whom anything and everything was possible. Rs.200/ crores missing, no issues! How do you check this? Oh we are a developing nation so we don’t have wherewithal to find out how this money went missing? Today if I paid Rs.3/ lacs cash to buy an item. Immediately I got notice from IT sleuths to pay Rs.50,000/ fine. They found with Aadhar card linked to my PAN card! Come on it’s my money and you can’t punish me for spending my money, so what if I am breaking a bit of a law. Why not pay by cheque? Oh that was cash I got… sorry, sorry! This is real heartless Govt.
I know of people who have more than one PAN card. PAN card issuing process does not check biometric stuff like finger prints, iris scan and so on! If Aadhar card is linked to PAN I don’t have to tell you what can happen! The identities will be easily detected, oh sorry! As per great critiques identities will be stolen. Why identities are not stolen when PANCARD is issued? What changes when Aadhar card is issued and linked to PAN card? But Indian ingenuity will find the means to bypass this. Shall I tell how to do this? Ok here it goes. To use extravagant cars you don’t need to be linked to Aadhar card, when you buy the car, your link may be checked. So here is what you do. You are a great leader, social worker or whatever! All that you have to do is to keep track of your “friends” and check what cars they are buying. Your friend has bought a top end model and he invites you for a drink and shows you the car. He will of course ask you, “How is the car”? Praise it and show hints that you don’t mind using such a car. When your time to go home comes, the friend will ask you “Did you like the car”? Don’t be ashamed and simply say Yes! If the friend is in Quid Pro Quo Mode! (Sudhakar see the meaning on the net) He says, “Take this car”! What you should do? Simply say thank you! Take the keys and drive away with the car! Aadhar card be damned! What does the friend do; he simply buys one more car! But the story does not end here. Later send the vehicle for servicing; when discussion about payment arises inform the dealership to make the bill in the owner’s name and send it to him. Why do such things? Simply because you don’t like Aadhar card being linked to your account and your identity being stolen!
Supreme Court decisions, laws, their implementation are for mere mortals like common man! For people who have reached their destination in life, it is simple. If someone disagrees, just remove your footwear and hit that guy 25 times! Period! Oh I forgot, you also then have to boast on TV that you hit someone 25 times! This of course brings one question for a common man like me. Why do these sophisticated critiques the Zolawalas, the Lutyens type so critical of the actions that you and me think are right? Are they hand in gloves with the makers & shakers of this world? Is it quid pro quo time? A car against a few articles and some tweets is really a good deal! You and I will never understand the equations! We are too naïve!