Aadhaar would remain mandatory for filing of income tax returns (ITR) and allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN) : SC

The Supreme Court today upheld the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar scheme but imposed some restrictions on its use The top court said Aadhaar is serving much bigger public interest and Aadhaar means unique and it is better to be unique than being best.

Here are some highlights from Supreme Court ‘s verdict on Aadhaar:

 

Supreme Court strikes down the Section 57 of Aadhaar Act; as a result, private companies cannot ask for Aadhaar card

Aadhaar mandatory for filing of income tax returns (ITR) and allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN)

Aadhaar not mandatory for opening of bank account

 

No mobile company can demand “Aadhaar card”

Aadhaar need not be made compulsory for school admissions

CBSE, NEET, UGC cannot make Aadhaar mandatory

Telecom service providers can’t seek linking of Aadhaar

Not mandatory to link Aadhaar to bank accounts

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