Justice Sikri, who read out the majority judgment of the Supreme Court that had the support of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justice Ashok Khanwilkar, echoed many views by the not-so-likely big-name supporter from the tech world of Aadhaar Bill Gates previously shared.
By striking down section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, the court has said that private companies can not insist on the use of Aadhaar.
But subsequently it began to be used by banks, telecom firms, credit checking firms, and other private companies to validate identities of customers.
The petitioners wanted the Aadhaar Act to be struck down in its entirety.
It would not be mandatory for school admissions, as also for the examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Examination, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for medical entrance and the University Grants Commission. However, they will automatically be linked since your PAN cards, which need to be linked to Aadhaar, are linked to your bank accounts. Started under the previous administration and expanded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Aadhaar program was hailed by the government as a tool to bring India into the digital age, and help restructure its tax and welfare system as part of the "Digital India" program.
Stating that Aadhaar empowers the marginalised sections of society and gave them an identity, the SC said Aadhaar authentication data can not be stored for more than six months.
You are no longer required to link your bank accounts with Aadhaar.
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Linking of Aadhaar with mobile numbers - Not mandatory.
Aadhaar is a unique 12-digit identification number issued to individuals by the UIDAI after storing their biometrics data. In his judgment, Justice DY Chandrachud wrote that Aadhaar in its entirety is unconstitutional. He said: "Bypassing Rajya Sabha to pass Aadhaar Act amounts to subterfuge".
One's Aadhaar or identification number had become increasingly necessary for common services, from carrying out bank transactions to applying for a passport to acquiring a SIM card for a mobile phone.
Also, with the Privacy Bill not yet being enacted, as citizens we do not have the right to access to our data to know if it has been indeed been deleted.
The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on a batch of petitions seeking that a seven-judge bench reconsiders the court's 2006 judgement which had put conditions for granting quota benefits in job promotions for SC/ST employees. It was launched in India in 2009 to streamline welfare payments and reduce wastage in public spending.
In a path-breaking ruling on 24 August, 2017, the apex court held privacy to be a fundamental right, setting stage for Aadhaar to be tested against it. He said the attack on Aadhar by petitioners is based on violation of rights under the Constitution, will lead to a surveillance State.