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Lok Sabha passes bill to amend Aadhaar act

The compulsory use of Aadhaar-based KYC for mobile connections and bank accounts was prohibited by the apex court.

The end of digital history

The digital planet’s high points — US, Europe, India — are losing ground to China.


Message from a verdict

Amending of Aadhaar Act should not be a restoration of state’s power.

Verdict as first word

The Supreme Court judgment does not provide a consistent framework to ascertain future legitimate uses of Aadhaar.

Supreme Court gives Aadhaar some privacy

The apex court expressed the hope that the government “shall not unduly expand the scope of ‘subsidies, services and benefits’ thereby widening the net of Aadhaar, where it is not permitted otherwise”.

How Supreme Court accepted govt’s argument on Aadhaar as Money Bill

The court said that the Union government was “right” in its submission that benefit or service “ought to be understood in the context of targeted delivery to poorer and weaker sections of society”.


Shaping digital destiny

Apex court’s verdict removes misapprehensions on Aadhaar, will cleanse system of fakes and duplicates, ensure that services reach intended beneficiaries.

Aadhaar verdict: Harbinger of uncertainty

Aadhaar verdict leaves open questions on what is permissible and what is not.

Aadhaar verdict: SC judgment historic; scheme helps govt save Rs 90k cr annually, says Arun Jaitley

Declaring the Aadhaar Act as constitutionally valid, the Supreme Court today struck down some of its provisions by a 4:1 majority. The apex court said a person’s rights could not be denied on the ground of lack of the unique ID. 

NDA tried to convert Aadhaar into a monster, SC judgment a lesson for Law min: Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday said that majority judgment in the Aadhaar case has retrieved the UPA's original idea of the scheme. He said the UPA's policy has been vindicated.