New Delhi, Sep 26: The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar card with several conditions by 4:1 majority.
The judgement was delivered by a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, comprising Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan.
While Justice Chandrachud’s views dissented from the majority.
In its judgement, the apex court said Aadhaar is not be required for opening bank accounts, admission in schools or to get mobile phone connections.
The Section 57 of Aadhaar Act which allows private entities to demand Aadhaar to access services, has been also struck down by the top court.
Check here where Aadhaar is required and where isn’t:
Private firms are not allowed to ask for Aadhaar information.
No need to link Aadhaar with Mobile Numbers or Cellphone companies cannot ask for it.
Aadhaar is not mandatory for opening bank accounts.
Schools cannot ask for child’s Aadhaar details, including their admission.
Aadhaar is not required for UGC, NEET and CBSE examinations.
However, Aadhaar is compulsory to be linked with PAN card and for filing of income tax returns.