Wednesday, October 7, 2015

#Supreme Court refuses to put a stay order on #Aadhar card usage order of Aug.11th

Supreme Court the apex court of India today refused to modify its August 11 order restricting the use of Aadhar card for distribution of foodgrain under PDS, supply of kerosene oil and LPG subsidy.

Karnataka High Court's former judge K.S.Puttaswamy in his petition has contended that the biometric details being collected for the issuance of Aadhaar card violated the fundamental right to privacy of the citizens as personal data was not protected and was vulnerable to exposure and misuse.

A bench of Justice J Chelameswar, Justice S.A.Bobde and Justice C. Nagappan referred a batch of applications seeking modification of its August 11 order to the larger bench but refused to put a stay order.

The apex court also directed the registry to put all the applications seeking clarification/modification before Chief Justice H.L. Dattu for an appropriate order.

Also Read: #Supreme Court to take a final call on #Aadhar today at 3.30 pm