Saturday, July 13, 2024

Here are new regulations on AADHAAR Card proposed by Supreme Court

Below are some of the highlights of the court verdict on Aadhaar Card :

  • The SC asked the Centre to bring a robust law for data protection as soon as possible.
  • The SC said Aadhaar cannot be made mandatory for openings of a bank account and for getting mobile connections.

  • The SC said that Aadhaar must not be made compulsory for school admission and the administration cannot make it mandatory.
  • The SC has made linking of Aadhaar and PAN mandatory. The apex court also made Aadhaar mandatory for filing of Income Tax Return (ITR).

  • The SC directed the government to ensure that illegal migrants are not issued Aadhaar to get benefits of social welfare schemes.
  • Private companies can’t ask for Aadhaar.
  • Justice Sikri while reading out the verdict on the constitutional validity of Aadhaar said that there is a fundamental difference between Aadhaar card and identity. Once the bio-metric information is stored, it remains in the system, he said.
  • The apex court struck down the provision in Aadhaar law allowing sharing of data on the ground of national security.
  • The SC said there is a fundamental difference between Aadhaar and other identity proof as Aadhaar cannot be duplicated and it is a unique identification. It added that Aadhaar is to empower the marginalised sections of the society, and it gives them an identity.
  • Aadhaar satisfies the doctrine of proportionality, said justice Sikri, adding, “It is better to be unique than to be best.”

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