Nagpur: City RTI activist Avinash Prabhune has been recognized for his query on Aadhaar cards that led to a correction in the system. Prabhune’s name figures in ‘RTI Yashgatha’, a book narrating 62 success stories of RTI Act. Prabhune pointed out a big flaw in Aadhaar card which missed date of birth of applicants. By the time Prabhune pointed out the error, 21 crore cards were already issued by the government. After Prabhune’s continue follow ups through RTI, finally in September 2013, Aadhaar cards were issued with date of birth.
TOI ran a series of articles since December 2012 when the issue was first raised.