Monday, March 27, 2017

Supreme Court said Aadhaar Card Can't Be Mandatory For Government's Welfare Schemes



Supreme Court said Aadhaar Card Can't Be Mandatory For Government's Welfare Schemes but allowed government to link the 12-digit identification number for opening of bank accounts or filing of tax returns.

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The government recently made it mandatory for citizens to produce their Aadhaar number for benefits under nearly three dozen central schemes including free mid-day meals for schoolchildren. Aadhaar was also made compulsory for scholarships and other schemes for backward castes and the disabled. Aadhaar cards are mandatory for subsidized cooking gas and foodgrains.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said recently that Aadhaar may soon become the only card required to identify a person, replacing Voter IDs and PAN or Permanent Account Numbers. He said as many as 98 per cent of the population or 108 crore people have Aadhaar numbers.



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