The Unique Identification Authority of India CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey termed the incident as "unfortunate". He asserted that this was not a case of denial of benefits because of Aadhaar, as the family had the 12-digit identifier since 2013.
"On the eve of Deepawali, the EPFO is pleased to introduce a new facility for its esteemed members having UAN and other relevant details to link their respective UAN with Aadhaar online," said the EPFO said in statement.
The apex court had in February observed that it was "tentatively not convinced" with the grounds taken by Congress leader Jairam Ramesh to challenge the Lok Sabha Speaker's decision to certify the bill to amend Aadhaar law as a money bill.
The Supreme Court has said that those who do not have an Aadhaar card cannot be deprived of the benefits of any government scheme till the next date of hearing. The apex court has also refused to pass any interim order in the case. The observation was made by a vacation bench of Justices A […]
Emphasising the significance of an individual’s privacy, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday that it is “wrong” to assume and argue that a poor cannot have the right to privacy and that he would be always willing to give it up for availing social benefits, including those being offered through Aadhaar. “The argument is that […]