A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Friday refused to pass any order on petitions challenging mandatory Aadhaar for Govt services. The bench headed by Justice Chelameshwar told petitioner & Attorney General to request Chief Justice of India seek the formation of a 'Constitution bench'.
The Supreme Court on Friday had to pass an order whether or not Aadhaar Card is mandatory for availing government social benefit schemes. On June 10, the Supreme Court had ruled that from July 1 onward, every person eligible to obtain Aadhaar must quote their Aadhaar number or their Aadhaar Enrolment ID number for the filing of Income Tax Returns as well as for applications for Permanent Account Number (PAN). Earlier in the month, the Apex Court pronounced its order on mandatory requirements of Aadhar card for Income Tax Return (ITR).
Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to pass an interim order on government notification making Aadhaar mandatory for availing benefits of various social welfare schemes. The apex court, however, said those who don't have Aadhaar cards/numbers would not be deprived of any government schemes or benefits till next date of hearing.