In a reality check done by TNIE, it was found that bank employees were still insisting on the Aadhaar number while opening a new account.
One can self-volunteer to link Aadhaar and opt for the e-KYC process, which empowers customers, but customers can now opt not to, even it may limit credit access.
In 2016, Aadhaar law was passed as a Money Bill in the parliament controversially overruling the amendments given by Rajya Sabha. Here is a breakdown of why and why not Aadhaar can be a Money Bill.
In a judgment pronounced as 4:1 majority, the Supreme Court of India upheld the Aadhaar Act and scheme after striking down some provisions.
Here is a quick look back at the chronology of events leading up to Wednesday's Supreme Court verdict declaring Aadhaar as constitutionally valid while striking down some provisions.
Col (retd) Matthew Thomas pointed out there has been a confusion regarding privacy laws and the use of biometrics.
Justice Bhushan, who was part of the Supreme Court's five-judge bench, also said Aadhaar Act does not create a framework for surveillance.
The SC bench said Aadhaar is meant to help the benefits reach the marginalised sections of society and takes into account the dignity of people not only from personal but also community point of view.
Trinamool Congress too welcomes the verdict, says it had fought hard for it.
Aadhaar benefits are very high and governments across the world should embrace such technology, he had said in 2010.