Aadhaar not mandatory for opening of bank accounts, mobile connections: Supreme Court.
Aadhaar is unique and makes an Indian unique The court said that the #आधार is an identity of an Indian
Decision on #Aadhaar's constitutional validity is being read right now
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A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had on May 10 reserved the verdict on the matter after a marathon hearing that went on for 38 days, spanning four-and-half months.
As many as 31 petitions, including one by former High Court judge K S Puttaswamy, have been filed in the matter.
A key argument against the Aadhaar scheme was that it was violative of the nine-judge bench verdict that had held that Right to Privacy is a fundamental right under the Constitution.
The Centre, the Unique Identificaiton Authority of India (UIDAI), the governments of Maharashtra and Gujarat and the RBI had argued in favour of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits And Services) Act, 2016 and were represented by the Attorney General, Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, senior advocates Rakesh Dwivedi and Jayant Bhushan and lawyer Zoheb Hossain.
During the arguments, the Centre had strongly defended its decision to seed Aadhaar numbers with mobile phones, telling the top court that it could have been hauled up for contempt if the verification of mobile users was not undertaken by it.
However, the court had said that the government had misinterpreted its order and used it as a "tool" to make Aadhaar mandatory for mobile users.
The court had also not agreed prima facie with the government's contention that the Aadhaar law was correctly termed as a Money Bill by the Lok Sabha Speaker as it dealt with "targeted delivery of subsidies" for which funds came from the Consolidated Fund of India.
The counsel for one of the petitioners had termed Aadhaar as "an electronic leash" and said that the government could completely destroy an individual by "switching off" the 12-digit unique identifier number.
On the other hand, the Centre had said that the law was valid and allowed minimal invasion to ensure the right to life of millions of Indians by ensuring seamless delivery of subsidies, benefits and services to the poorest of poor.
बैंक खाते खोलने के लिए आधार अनिवार्य नहीं है, मोबाइल कनेक्शन: सुप्रीम कोर्ट।
आधार अद्वितीय है और एक भारतीय अद्वितीय बनाता है अदालत ने कहा कि # आधार एक भारतीय की पहचान है
# आधार की संवैधानिक वैधता पर निर्णय अभी पढ़ा जा रहा है
पदोन्नति में अनुसूचित जाति / अनुसूचित जनजाति आरक्षण: सुप्रीम कोर्ट की पांच न्यायाधीशीय खंडपीठ ने नागराज के फैसले को एक बड़े खंडपीठ में संदर्भित करने से इंकार कर दिया
चीफ जस्टिस दीपक मिश्रा की अध्यक्षता में पांच न्यायाधीशीय संविधान खंडपीठ ने 10 मई को मैराथन सुनवाई के बाद इस मामले पर फैसले को आरक्षित कर दिया था, जो साढ़े चार महीने तक 38 दिनों तक चल रहा था।
उच्च न्यायालय के न्यायाधीश के एस पुट्टस्वामी द्वारा एक सहित 31 याचिकाएं इस मामले में दायर की गई हैं। #aadhar#bank accounts#identity