Haryana CM Manohar has distributed ‘Parivar Pehchan Patra’ to the eligible families and announced that welfare schemes of all departments would be linked with the PPP within the next three months.
Q.What is Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP)?
A. It is an 8-digit Unique Identity Card number meant for each family to enable smooth and automatic delivery of several citizen-centric services.
The government will establish the scheme-wise eligibility of a particular family using this 8-digit code according to the information available in the PPP of the family.
The benefits, according to the schemes, shall automatically be transferred to the family using the same code.
PPP will ensure that not a single beneficiary is left out from the government benefits that they are entitled to.
Q. How is PPP different from the Aadhaar card?
A. The PPP, mathematically, is an integral number of Aadhaar.
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 and say they are separating entitlements for all individuals.
Q. Will it be mandatory for every family of Haryana to get PPP?
A. No, it will not be mandatory for every family of the state to obtain a PPP.
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.
Q. What are the logic behind it ?
A. Haryana officials said 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.
In certain circumstances, it may not be possible for a state government to keep track of all the families residing in the state.
Although the ration card system is there, 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.
Q. How would it work?
A. To begin with, the government has already linked PPP with three social security schemes – old age Samman allowance, divyang pension, and the widow and destitute women pension scheme.
For instance, when a family member turns 60, they will automatically get a message through the software and will automatically start getting benefits of the old-age pension if they meet the required criteria.
Similarly, the teenagers will get messages on turning 18 years old and shall become eligible for various government schemes that will be notified to them through the software.