Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chairman Nandan Nilekani has said that a "super cop" Lokpal cannot be a solution for "all ills", taking an apparent swipe at the anti-graft campaign by activists such as Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal.
Speaking to television news channels, Nilekani -- the former CEO of India's No.2 software IT services firm Infosys -- said that the Aadhar card and Aadhar enabled service delivery were far more effective ways to fight corruption than "OB van campaigns, laws and inspectors".
"Creating a super cop like the Lokpal sitting on top of everyone will not create a miracle. It won´t work when things are made more difficult for bureaucrats. These are glib solutions," he said in an interview.
Activists led by Anna Hazare have been leading nationwide campaigns against corruption, resorting to public hunger strikes and demonstrations in order to pressure the government into passing the long-delayed anti-graft Lokpal Bill.