The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016, was constitutionally valid, but a person’s rights could not be denied on the ground of lack of the unique ID. While the apex court upheld seeding of PAN with Aadhaar, it set aside linking Aadhaar to bank accounts and mobile phone numbers.
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The Supreme Court struck down some of the provisions of Aadhaar including its linking with bank accounts and mobile phones. The apex court has, however, upheld seeding of PAN with Aadhaar