Supreme Court issue notice to States/UTs on Aadhar card issue

Supreme Court has issued notice to all the states and union territories on the issue of making Aadhar card mandatory for various government welfare schemes and services. During the hearing of the PIL challenging the validity of Aadhar card the bench headed by Justice BS Chauhan issued notice to the state governments. When bench was told that few states have issued circulars regarding Aadhar card bench said that it also want to hear side of state government. Aadhar card has been made compulsory for marriage registration in Delhi, wages of teachers in Maharashtra and for students in Karnataka.

Before this advocate of petitioner Puttaswamy opposed the use of Aadhar card for various schemes. He said that private companies are making Aadhar card and these companies are collecting all the details of the people which can be misused. Besides this is also violation of individual rights of a person. When lawyer again and again argued for the right to privacy, then bench said its second aspect should also be taken into consideration. Food is more important than privacy for many people, people are struggling for rice at Re.1. Next hearing of the case will held on 10th December. SC has held compulsion on Aadhar card. Indian government and oil companies have filed petition to remove the ban from Aadhar card. Government says that ban will affect welfare programmes and schemes. Government has made Aadhar card mandatory so that benefits of scheme can reach to the actual person.

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