SC Grants Voluntary Use Of Aadhaar Cards In Welfare Schemes

Today the Supreme Court allowed voluntary use of Aadhaar cards lifting its prior restriction in welfare plots that included MGNREGA, all pension plans and the provident reserve other than eager flagship projects like ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana’ of the NDA government. The social welfare plans, targeting the entryway ventures of the ‘poorest of poor people’, were notwithstanding LPG and PDS plans in which the pinnacle court had permitted the intentional use of Aadhaar cards.

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SC Grants voluntary use of Aadhaar Cards

A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu additionally put a proviso in its between time request for the Center and said, we likewise make it clear that Aadhaar card scheme is simply voluntary and not obligatory till the matter is finally decided by this court. The bench while including the four different plans alongside LPG and PDS where Aadhaar may be utilized, said, the Union of India to take after every other request passed by this court since 23rd September 23, 2013. The Constitution bench which likewise included Justices C Nagappan, M Y Eqbal, Amitava Roy and Arun Mishra was set up just with the end goal of choosing applications filed by the Center and bodies like RBI, IRDA, SEBI, TRAI, IRDA the Pension Fund Regulatory Authority and states like Jharkhand and Gujarat looking for adjustment of the August 11 request.

The plea for consideration of different programmes ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna’, MGNREGA, all pension plans and the provident fund, today confronted stiff resistance from a battery of senior legal advisors like Soli Sorabjee, Shyam Divan and Gopal Subramanium. Estimating till October 7, 2015, 18.70 crore accounts were opened under ‘Jan Dhan Yojana’ scheme. The plea for consideration of different programmes pradhan mantri jan dhan yojana all pension plans and provident fund today confronted stiff resistance.

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