Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi pointed out that similar applications challenging notifications issued under the Aadhaar Act were pending before other benches of the court.
Divan requested that the case be referred to the two-judge bench, appointed to hear urgent cases during the summer vacation.
The UIDAI also wants CIS to clarify just how much of such “sensitive data” are still with it or anyone else.
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Over 1.22 crore assessees already have Aadhaar-linked PAN but the number is low as there are over 25 crore PAN card holders in the country, while Aadhaar has been issued to 111 crore people.
The announcement has been made by the government at a time when a case challenging mandatory use of Aadhaar for PAN and filing income tax return is pending in the Supreme Court.
The government had recently made it compulsory to link the Aadhaar with the PAN for filing of Income Tax returns
The schools will also be required to adhere to all code of conducts applicable to other enrolment centres.
We have been numbed by a series of lies, myths and fictions about the project.
The counsel sought to know if the government had done any study on the issue of duplicate PAN cards before introducing section 139AA.
Divan said that there are already over 1,69,000 duplicate Aadhaars in the country.
Last week, the Centre defended its decision to introduce amendments in the Act saying the move would help to weed out fake and fraudulent financial accounts.
Teachers who are yet to furnish personal details have another month to comply. Moves are also afoot to create a similar students’ database next year.
In reply, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said the government now has an Act to use the Unique Identification Number.