National Seminar: A one day National Seminar on ‘Managerial Challenges in Implementing the Aadhaar Program in India’ was conducted on 26th April 2013, by the Department of Management & Commerce.
Prof. K C Belliappa, Former Vice Chancellor, Rajeev Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh & Chairman, Education Council, Shri Cauvery Educational Institutions, Mysore, was the Guest of Honour, who in his inaugural address pointed at several problems in the implementation of Aadhaar program and felt it should reach the grass root level.
Dr. Dharani Devi Malagatti K, Superintendent of police & Deputy Director, Karnataka Police Academy, Mysore, who was the Chief Guest opined that it is a usual practice to blame the governance, but equally important is the role of the
Dr. S N Prasad Education Consultant, Former Principal and Retd. Professor of Physics, RIE, Mysore, in his key note address clarified that Aadhaar is for ‘residents’ of India and not for citizens of India. He highlighted the issue of duplicate card with the same Aadhaar number as there is no significance of the twelve digit number which is nothing more than a random number generated by the computer.
Major General S G Vombatkere, in his special lecture raised a number of pertinent questions to highlight the limitations of the very concept of Aadhaar program
Dr. Bhamy V Shenoy in his special lecture said that if Aadhaar is implemented properly it can be ‘a Game Changer’. Aadhaar platform, he felt, must be used for further improvement in the Public Distribution System. Aadhaar can plug massive misuse of subsidies too. He emphasized the need for tremendous political will in the implementation of any policy or scheme of the government.
Prof. B Shivaraj, Chairman, Bahadur Institute of Management Sciences, University of Mysore, Mysore, in his valedictory address said that it is the duty of the government to provide its citizens some proof of identity. This initiative should have been taken soon after independence.
Total 24 papers were presented in the Seminar.