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Aadhaar Card not mandatory: Apex Court

Pro-mass News Bureau: Oct 15, 2015

Supreme Court on Thursday said that Aadhaar card scheme is  purely voluntary and not mandatory till matter is finally decided by it. The Apex Court, at the same time (http://www.enewstime.in/?p=912) extended voluntary use of Aadhaar card for schemes like MGNREGA, all types of pension schemes, PM’s Jan Dhan Yojana and EPF. The apex Court today modified its August 11 order which restricted use of Aadhaar to public distribution system and LPG subsidy. The Bench was hearing a batch of requests made by the Centre, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDIA), the Reserve Bank of India and various government regulators for securities, insurance, telecom and pension.

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