Identity cards issued by MHA are for officials to enter MHA notified buildings. No official identity smart cards are issued by respective departments for the employees. Currently, 50 lakhs+ (approx.) are central government employees, and 50 lakhs (approx.) pensioners carry various identity cards for different purposes i.e. I Cards, CGHS, etc. Hence it is proposed to have a single contactless (smart card) as the common card for various purposes – also known as a multi-utility card.