The Supreme Court of India Judgment has been out on Aadhaar stating what all things needs to be linked and what all things are not to be linked with Aadhaar.
On Wednesday 26th September 2018, The Supreme Court of India delivered an historic judgment on Aadhaar, by upholding the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act, and also said obtaining Aadhaar would still remain voluntary.
The Supreme Court of India’s Verdict on Aadhaar
- The Supreme Court of India said no individual’s right can be denied on the basis of lack of possessing Aadhaar.
- Aadhaar no more mandatory to link with bank accounts, and mobile number or even to open bank account or get new mobile number.
- No child’s rights or benefits could be denied of any schemes if they are unable to produce their Aadhaar.
- School or Colleges cannot force to produce their Aadhaar during admissions.
- Aadhaar not mandatory to link with exams conducted by Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE), National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for medical entrance and the University Grants Commission.
- Private Companies are restricted from collecting their employees Aadhaar Details.
- Aadhaar Number would be still mandatory while filing Income Tax Returns and while applying for PAN.
- The court has also restricted the government to issue Aadhaar Cards to illegal immigrants.
What All Things Needs to be linked with Aadhaar?
- Aadhaar Mandatory to be linked with PAN Card
- Aadhaar Mandatory while filing ITR
- Aadhaar needed while availing government welfare services like PDS
What All Things are not to be linked with Aadhaar?
- Not Mandatory for School Admission
- Aadhaar not mandatory while opening Bank Account
- No telecom company can ask Aadhaar Details to link with mobile number
- Private Organization cannot collect Aadhaar Details
- Aadhaar not mandatory while obtaining new mobile number
- Aadhaar not mandatory for financial services like PPF, NSC
- Aadhaar not mandatory while appearing or applying for Central Board of Secondary Examination, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for medical entrance and the University Grants Commission