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Aadhar Not Mandatory: SC - Puja Awasthi - The Sunday Indian
 
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Aadhar Not Mandatory: SC

 

PUJA AWASTHI | New Delhi, April 2, 2014 18:16
Tags : The Supreme Court of India | UIDAI | Bombay High Court | PIL | CBI |
 

The Supreme Court of India has ruled that the Aadhaar card is not mandatory for availing government schemes or subsidies.  It has also directed the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) not to share biometric or other personal information with anyone without the permission of the cardholder. Though a PIL challenging the mandatory nature of the Aadhar scheme has already been filed, this order comes in a case where the UIDAI challenged an order of the Goa bench of the Bombay High Court directing the sharing of data collected for issuing Aadhaar card with CBI for solving a rape case. Arguing against the PIL in September the government had said that the was essential for good governance and to ensure that benefits of government programmes reached only the eligible

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