SC refuses to pass interim order on govt order making Aadhaar mandatory for social welfare schemes

Aadhaar for social welfare schemes: The apex court referred to its June 9 verdict and said no further observation is needed in the matter pending before it. The next hearing will now take place on July 7.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 27, 2017 4:48 pm
aadhaar, social welfare schemes, latest news, supreme court Aadhaar for social welfare schemes: The Supreme Court refused to issue a stay on the government’s order.

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, refused to pass an interim order on the government’s notification making Aadhaar mandatory for using benefits of various social welfare schemes, news agency PTI reported.

A vacation bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and Navin Sinha said no interim order can be passed at this stage on the “mere apprehension” of petitioners that government may deprive people from availing benefits of various social welfare schemes due to lack of Aadhaar.

“No interim order can be passed in mandamus on mere apprehensions. You have to wait for one week. If somebody is deprived (of the benefits) you can point out the same to this court,” the bench told counsel for the petitioners Shyam Divan and posted the matter for further hearing on July 7.

Divan told the court that the government should be directed not to deprive any person of the benefits of social welfare schemes which he/she is enjoying now due to lack of Aadhaar.

The government also informed the apex court that the June 30 deadline has now been extended to September 30 for those who are availing benefits of social welfare schemes but don’t yet have an Aadhaar number. The court referred to its June 9 verdict and said no further observation is needed in the matter pending before it.

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  1. N
    Jul 4, 2017 at 2:56 am
    i dont think linking Aadhaar to PAN is wise dissision as i found many articals related to Aadhaar is available for small amount and tie ups with dalalies around Governement office whic is still going on and linking this Aadhaar is not safe till now and linking to PAN is ridicuulus as PAN is Consurned to INCOME TAX which is againg done by so called AUDITORS easy to manipulation at Banks benifits { Vijay Malya case , Reliance to name so many }. to my littel knowledge try not link AADHAAR TO PAN but for sure keep an Eye on DUPLICATE PAN can be taken care. there are so many telephone calls calling even though i haven't called or inquired there products then how safe is our DATA so when this can happen why cant our national bulk DATA cant go into hands of anti elements and star black mailing us after easy access to our personal hard earned amounts , properties , will WRITTEN by the deceased before death to the right by me this is no safe in the NATIONAL INTREST
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      1. Samuel Jones
        Jun 27, 2017 at 9:16 pm
        The People of India have the Right Power to Question, Choose Govern their Politicians, It is Treason by Supreme Court Judges or Politicians to implement a SLAVERY Control System like Aadhar. This is Uncons utional will cause Massive riots. Politicians Cannot become Gods of India - We cannot give Politicians God-Like Powers over the Indian People's Bank Accounts. BJP Supreme Court judges need to be removed for Incompetence. They want the whole 1.2 Billion Population under such an EXPENSIVE Slavery System. Its over - this government s Nautanki Lies stops now
        1. c
          Jun 27, 2017 at 6:25 pm
          Great, The apex court chose to look the other way while the citizens right being systematically taken away by the state. Who to look up to in a Orwellian state where even the justice system don't want to uphold the civil rights.
          1. C
            Jun 28, 2017 at 6:32 am
            A good and correct decision. The system is too invasive into people's privacy. In a corrupt governmental system, personal information can be sold and the possibility of blackmail, extortion, and harassment cannot be ruled out.
          2. K
            Jun 27, 2017 at 6:09 pm
            Getting Aadhaar is easy and free of cost. So why honorable SC is putting ban on mandating Aadhaar for sociel welfare schemes? Why not it help check siphon-off the subsidies?
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