Judgements relating to linking of Aadhar

The Honorable Supreme Court Of India vide Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (RETD.) V. Union of India has held the following –
Aadhaar Constitutionally valid – The Aadhaar Act serves legitimate State interest and good governance to ensure fruits of welfare schemes reach to unprivileged and marginalized section of the society by preventing
leakages, pilferages and corruption in the implementation of welfare schemes. It does not violate right to privacy, nor is it unconstitutional.

Aadhaar for students not mandatory – For admission of children in schools,
requirement of Aadhaar would not be compulsory. Identity may be proved on the basis of any other documents.

Inclusion of Aadhaar in Income-tax Act valid – Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 is not unconstitutional.

Aadhaar-bank account linking invalid – Rule 9 of the Prevention of Money
Laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, 2005 and the notifications issued there under which mandates linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts are unconstitutional.

Aadhaar-mobile linking invalid – Circular dated March 23, 2017 mandating linking of mobile number with Aadhaar is not backed by any law, hence, unconstitutional.

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