New Delhi, Aug 11: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that Aadhaar card is not mandatory and should be used only to disburse LPG, food grains and other subsidies. The apex court has said that no personal information of Aadhaar card holders shall be shared by the concerned government authorities. The SC has given 4 directions to the government regarding the same. SC had earlier referred the matter to a bench of 5 judges after the government said that Right to Privacy is not a fundamental right under the Constitution. The Centre has so far maintained that there is no maintainability to the plea that demands the scrapping of the Aadhaar scheme on the ground there is violation of the right to privacy. The apex court had earlier reserved its verdict on Centre’s plea that petitions challenging government’s ambitious project to grant Aadhaar cards to all citizens be referred to a Constitutional bench.
2015 Kashmir Despatch