Supreme Court will examine validity of Aadhaar

Besides regular criticism, central government’s ambitious Aadhaar project can suffer a major setback as the country’s apex court will examine validity of the UIDAI’s Aadhar Card. Central and many state governments are already using Aadhaar platform for providing various welfare programmes and schemes to people. Karnataka High Court retired judge Justice K S Puttaswamy filed a PIL to put a stay on the scheme implementation. A bench of Justices B S Chauhan and S A Bobde has sought response from various parties on the petition challenging the scheme. According to government enrolling for Aadhaar is a voluntary process while on the other hand they are also forcing people to get their Aadhaar number in order to avail various schemes and services. According to PIL the scheme is a violation of the fundamental rights under Articles 14 (right to equality) and 21 (right to life and liberty).

Aadhar card envelops found in trash in Mumbai

News of finding envelop of Aadhar card in large quantity near a railway track of Sahu Nagar in Mumbai has created a buzz among the people. Actually an election was held on Sunday and happening of this incident just at the time of election has created Babel here. People have doubt that these envelops could be misused during the election for fake identification. People informed about these envelops to the local police. Police has confiscated these envelops and sent them to Tehsildar office for investigation. However, police said that these envelops were empty.

HP Government gives 1 month duration to people

State government of Himachal Pradesh has provided one month of extra period to the people of the state to submit their Aadhaar details and link them with their bank accounts. After the launch of DBT for LPG subsidy scheme in 7 districts of the state, the scheme now spans over 10 districts in the state. All those people of these districts who have not submitted their Aadhaar linked bank accounts with their distributors have been provided an additional 30 days of time to do so in order to continue receiving the LPG subsidy. If consumers fail to furnish these details in the allotted time then they might be denied of LPG subsidy. Out of 3.8 lakh LPG consumers in the state, only about 63 thousand have been able to complete this procedure. Government will review all the happenings after 30 days of time.

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