SC rules Aadhar card not mandatory for availing benefits of government schemes

Q.  On 11th Aug’15, who ruled that Aadhar Card is not mandatory for availing various welfare schemes of the government?
- Published on 28 Aug 15

a. Supreme Court
b. President of India
c. Parliament Panel
d. Delhi High Court

ANSWER: Supreme Court
The court made it clear that even for availing facilities PDS, kerosene and LPG distribution system the card will not be mandatory. It barred the authorities from sharing personal biometric data collected for enrollment under the scheme. It directed that the information received by UIDAI shall not be used for any other purposes, except in criminal investigation with the permission of the court. A Constitution bench of the apex court will also decide the larger question of whether collecting biometric data for preparing Aadhar cards infringeds an individual's privacy and if right to privacy was a fundamental right.

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