|Lord Hanumana's ID card (source)|
It means that the god is now an official resident of India’s north-western Rajasthan state and even has a 12 digit ID number. The card also records his mobile phone number and his address, and the picture shows the monkey god himself wearing a crown and a string of pearls.A computer programmer, Vicky Kumar, who was sick and tired of going through India's hellish bureaucracy to get himself an ID card, decided to apply for a card via the blackmarket to demonstrate just how messed up things are in India.
His card was expedited and, because the government outsources to private companies to issue the cards, there wasn't enough oversight to catch this rather obvious error. Or else the relevant employee who issued the card actually believe Hanumana was really applying for a card. I mean, you don't want to deny service to a monkey god now do you?
Kumar said: “My card not only exposes how corrupt the whole system is, but how efficient these touts are. My card has all of the security marks and is 100 percent genuine.”One hundred percent genuine, indeed.