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Supreme Court to hear batch of petitions on Aadhaar card

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 October 2013, 09:18 AM

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a batch of petitions, including the one filed by social worker like Aruna Roy against the implementation of the Aadhaar scheme or the "Unique Identification Number" System (UID), by linking it to various welfare schemes.

The petition of Roy and others came up before a bench comprising Justices B S Chauhan and S A Bobde which said it will be heard along with the applications filed by the Centre and the three oil PSUs seeking modification of its earlier order that Aadhaar card is not mandatory and no person should suffer for want of it in getting benefits of government schemes.

"...the enrolment under the UIDAI scheme is purportedly voluntary - yet many welfare schemes of the State seem to mandate the need for an Aadhar number to access those schemes - effectively making Aadhar enrolment compulsory," the petition filed by social workers said.

First Published: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 09:16 AM
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