Aadhaar verdict HIGHLIGHTS: UIDAI's biometric ID valid with conditions, rules Supreme Court

Mobile companies, schools and banks cannot ask for Aadhaar now. But must for PAN and IT returns.

Published: 26th September 2018 10:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th September 2018 03:13 PM   |  A+A-

Aadhaar valid with conditions says Supreme court. ( Photo | Parveen Negi/ EPS)

By Online Desk

Justice A K Sikri in a majority judgement with Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar has upheld the validity of Aadhaar, but with conditions.

Mobile companies, schools and banks cannot ask for Aadhaar now. The biometric id will also not be needed for CBSE and NEET admissions. But it will be a must for PAN and IT returns.

In the majority judgment, the judges expressed satisfaction that there is sufficent defence mechanism for the authentication in the Aadhaar scheme and underlined that there is no possibility of obtaining a duplicate Aadhaar card.

Justice Sikri further said that Unique identification proof also empowers and gives identity to marginalised sections of society. Post the judgment, Aadhaar can now also be taken up as a money bill by Lok Sabha in the Parliament.

01:06 Sep 26

TMC hails SC verdict on Aadhaar

The Trinamool Congress Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court judgement which struck down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act which allowed corporate entities to access its data.
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The entities which now can't demand Aadhaar now are: 1) Telecom firms 2) Educational institutes 3) Banks & other financial institutions 4) Corporates houses and private persons

12:51 Sep 26

Supreme Court will be first to live stream proceedings

We will start from live streaming of Supreme Court proceedings. Rules have to be followed for this. Live streaming of court proceedings will bring accountability into the judicial system: SC
12:44 Sep 26

In another landmark judgment, SC allows Live streaming of Court proceedings

12:28 Sep 26
SC concludes Aadhaar verdict, strikes down some provisions; four out of five judges favour Aadhaar. Justice Chandrachud only dissent
12:22 Sep 26

Justice Ashok Bhushan concurs with majority judgment of AK Sikri but differs on three issues.

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Congress welcomes SC judgement on Aadhaar

The Congress welcomed Supreme Court's decision to strike down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act which allows any private entity to demand the unique identity document from citizens for the purpose of identification.

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Justice Chandrachud J. dissents, says Aadhaar not valid.

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Shashi Tharoor welcomes SC verdict. Says problem with Aadhaar is linking it with services.
12:04 Sep 26

Mandating Aadhaar for benefits and services under Section 7 would lead to a situation in which citizens will not be able to live without Aadhaar. Hence, Section 7 arbitrary and unconstitutional, says Chandrachud J.

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Absence of indepedent regulatory framework compromises data protection. Aadhaar Act therefore cannot pass tests under Article 14, says Chandrachud J.
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Aadhaar not mandatory for obtaining a new SIM card: SC

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Justice Chandrachud J. dissents on Aadhaar Act as Money bill. Says Aadhaar Act cannot be treated as Money bill.
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SC says no child can be denied benefits of any schemes on not being able to bring their Aadhaar number.
11:34 Sep 26

SC says nothing in Aadhaar Act that violates right to privacy of individual.

11:33 Sep 26

Aadhaar is not mandatory for UGC, NEET & CBSE examinations. Biometric data shall not be shared with any agency without the permission of the court, says SC

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Bank accounts need not be linked to Aadhaar, says Justice Sikri
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Act can be passed as Money Bill, holds Supreme Court; Turns down challenge on the ground that it could not have been classified as a Money bill.
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School cannot insist on Aadhaar for admissions now

11:18 Sep 26
SC also struck down Section 33(2) of Aadhaar Act. Section 33(2) deals with information shared for national security.
11:16 Sep 26
SC strikes down Section 57 of Aadhaar Act. Private companies, including your mobile phone service providers, cannot now insist on Aadhaar.
11:14 Sep 26
Justice Sikri seeks data protection regime. Says only joint secretary and above can decide on sharing of data.
11:13 Sep 26

Supreme Court calls for certain amendments to the Aadhaar Act

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Information in Aadhaar remains in silos, Says Justice Sikri in his judgement.
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"Aadhaar empowers the marginalised section of the society and gives them an identity, Aadhaar is also different from other ID proofs as it can't be duplicated," says Justice AK Sikri.

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Aadhaar collects minimum data, it cannot be duplicated and it is a unique identification: Justice Sikri. CJI Dipak Misra and Ashok Khanwilkar are reportedly in agreement with Justice Sikri.
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It is better to be unique than the best. Being unique is the basis of Aadhaar, says Justice Sikri
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