Explained: What is Parivar Pehchan Patra launched by Haryana

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News: Haryana Chief Minister has launched a unique identity card called Parivar Pehchan Patra(PPP).

Facts:

  • Parivar Pehchan Patra(PPP): It is a 8-digit unique identification number meant for each family to enable smooth and automatic delivery of several citizen-centric services launched by the state government from time to time.
  • How is PPP different from the Aadhaar card? Aadhaar represents an individual as a unit while PPP represents a family as a unit.
  • Is it mandatory? PPP is mandatory for families availing benefits under government schemes.It is also mandatory for government employees to apply for PPP failing which their salaries may also be withheld.
  • Benefits of PPP: It will be easier for the state government to maintain a complete database of all families as most government schemes are structured around the family and not around an individual.