Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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

Should Aadhar card can be made mandatory for services like opening bank accounts and taking phone connections etc.Country's top court will decide today.The attorney general, Mukul Rohatgi, who argued in favour of modification of the court’s 11 August order in which a bench comprised of  justices J Chelameswar, SA Bobde and C Nagappan have restricted the use of Aadhaar card only for PDS and LPG subsidy schemes.

So far, 92 crore people have been enrolled under Aadhaar. AG claimed around Rs. 14,000 crore was saved by the government exchequer in one year by using the Aadhar card and flushing out bogus beneficiaries for subsidies.Shyam Divan, who represented the petitioners has opposed any modification of the court’s 11 August order.A Constitution Bench is yet to be constituted to decide whether Right to Privacy is a fundamental right.For Nagarik Chetna Manch, lawyer Shyam Diwan argued that Right to Privacy is "sacrosanct and can't be compromised".