In a petition filed against Governments Rule to make Aadhaar Mandatory for Government schemes has been put to end by the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court on Monday has said the Aadhar is not mandatory for Government Welfare Schemes.
Aadhaar can’t be mandatory for social welfare schemes but can be used
for non-benefit schemes. Our earlier order is very clear. You can’t stop government from using Aadhaar for non-benefit schemes like Income Tax.”fsdsd
Aadhaar, a 12 digit Unique Identity number, is issued to all Indian residents based on their biometric and demographic data. The data is collected by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
UIDAI is a statutory authority established on 12 July 2016 by the Government of India, under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, under the provisions of the Aadhar Act 2016.It is the world’s largest biometric ID system, with over 1.123 billion enrolled members as of 28 February 2017 and as of this date, over 99% of Indians aged 18 and above had been enrolled in Aadhar.
Chief Economist of World Bank Paul Romer described Aadhar as “the most sophisticated ID programme in world”.
However, Aadhaar is not a proof of citizenship. It does not itself grant any rights to domicile in India.