Aadhaar-Based Biometric Authentication in the PDS

Research Seminars
Academic Areas Economics and Public Policy
Prof. Reetika Khera, Associate Professor , Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi
July 21, 2017 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Friday
AC 4 MLT, Level - 2, ISB, Hyderabad, India
Contact: Neha Gupta,
Open to Public
Abstract: Early indications are that one, while a large proportion of households manage to transact through ABBA, this comes at higher transaction costs (in terms of repeated visits, longer queues, etc) and quantity fraud at more or less the same level as before the introduction of ABBA. Two, just over 10 percent of households fail to transact through ABBA and are mostly kicked out of the PDS as a result. The absolute numbers are large, and these happen to be the most vulnerable.