Supreme Court allows Aadhaar card use on voluntary basis for government schemes

A Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice H L Dattu, however, clarified that linking of Aadhaar for providing these services will only be on voluntary basis and no person shall be deprived of any benefit for want of Aadhaar.

Written by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Published:October 16, 2015 1:32 am
Aadhaar card, Supreme Court Aadhaar card, Aadhaar card services A Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice H L Dattu, however, clarified that linking of Aadhaar for providing these services will only be on voluntary basis and no person shall be deprived of any benefit for want of Aadhaar.

In a major reprieve for the government, the Supreme Court on Thursday allowed use of Aadhaar cards also for MNREGA, Jan Dhan Yojana, pension and provident fund schemes. It had earlier restricted its use to public distribution system and LPG subsidy, compelling the government to rush to the court seeking a permission to use Aadhaar for more services.

A Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice H L Dattu, however, clarified that linking of Aadhaar for providing these services will only be on voluntary basis and no person shall be deprived of any benefit for want of Aadhaar.

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The Bench modified the August 11 order of a three-judge bench, which at the time of referring the matter to a larger bench, had said Aadhaar can be used only for distribution of food grains, kerosene oil and for LPG subsidy.

The government and its various regulators such as RBI, IRDA, SEBI, TRAI moved the court, requesting it to lift the restraint so that Aadhaar can be used to linking other services as well. The five-judge Constitution Bench was subsequently set up only to hear the plea for modifying the interim order.

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    dinesh nivrutthinath
    Mar 27, 2017 at 5:48 pm
    hi myself dinesh wadekar from kalyan city near mumbai,i just want to ask to department concern this issue of adhar and all,sir if citizen like me if doesn't apply for adharcard it means I will not able to do many governmental work or else any governments related isn't it OK I will be ignored,i will be send back or ppl will urge me to take down ur ADHARCARD it v important,i just want to question the concern department do the know how many non Indian citizens r got ADHARCARD they so called Indian r enjoying all benefits related this CARD so they have this card they r consider as INDIAN, what about me I have not taken ADHARCARD did my country will treat me. it's citizen or not?
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    Gowtham Karnan
    Jun 25, 2016 at 7:37 pm
    This article helps me lot, Thank you and feeling angry on Having too many Id cards what is the purpose of �Aadhar Card� in our life.
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    Mili Chunawala
    Mar 11, 2016 at 9:06 am
    Govt. can not dictate for getting aadhar card as it has been proved that illegal immigrants easily flaunting copy of UID. Even Bajrangbali Bhagavan secured UID card. So, this ridiculous project can not be made mandatory as this contains many vital biological and financial data of individual, which could be misused through hacking or bribing.
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    Sabu Kurian
    Sep 13, 2016 at 6:50 pm
    Just want to know whether Aadhar is mandatory for PF accounts
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    Narendra
    Jul 16, 2016 at 11:16 am
    what ever we do, someway or other they will be implemented making mockery of the order and as usual we all will be standing like stupid and fools.
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    Anand Sharma
    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:51 pm
    So are most Brahmin illegal immigrants from western Iran, 'diot veDIK_Citizen
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    Rayan
    Oct 16, 2015 at 2:57 am
    I think the card is too small. The !diot who designed the card must be having a brain the size of a mosquito's. That is why he designed it so small. Shouldn't the card be the size of A4 size. It would be easy to carry. Just shunt out all those who have been involved in such stupid decision making, especially those barbARYANS!!!
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    P.S.khan
    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:09 pm
    It is very good news to citizens of India.
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