National Digital IDs, Efficiency and/or Inclusion: A Democratic Dilemma

Aug 2018-March 2022

PIs: Bidisha Chaudhuri and Amit Prakash

Funding agency: MOSIP


  • Chaudhuri, Bidisha. “Distant, opaque and seamful: seeing the state through the workings of Aadhaar in India.” Information Technology for Development (2020): 1-13.
  • Nikita Nagaraj and Amit Prakash.Digital biometric authentication and citizens’ right to food:Neglect of the ‘local’ in India’s Aadhaar-enabled Public Distribution System at the 14th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV 2021)


CITAPP at IIIT Bangalore is an interdisciplinary think-tank set-up to focus on the policy challenges and the organizational demands made by technological innovation. Of particular interest to the Centre is how technological advances, along with institutional changes that harness the legitimacy and the powers of bureaucracies and market, address the needs of underserved communities.