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December 13, 2017

Centre urges SC for constituting a larger bench on Aadhaar issue


Newsroom24x7 Desk

aadhaar cardNew Delhi : The Central Government led by BJP and its allies which form the NDA (National Democratic Alliance) have come together for the welfare of resolution of citizen’s social welfare and decided to take up initiative in this direction.

The Narendra Modi-led Central Government has urged the Supreme Court to constitute a larger bench to hear its plea on allowing the use of Aadhaar card for awarding the benefits under various social welfare schemes. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the government, asked the apex court bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) HL Dattu, to constitute a larger bench as soon as possible to hear their plea for clarification and/or modification of the August 11 order.

After a series of blows to the UID ( unique identity) program, the Centre, Reserve Bank of India, stock market watchdog SEBI, telecom regulator TRAI and a number of states moved the Supreme Court for extending the voluntary use of Aadhar card to other services. The government’s ambitious UID scheme has been challenged in court over privacy concerns since it uses biometric data like fingerprint and iris scans. The court had already referred a related debate over whether privacy is a fundamental right to a constitution bench.

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