Facts you should know about Aadhar Verdict-
In its judgment on Wednesday, the Supreme Court has said that the ambitious plan base of the Centre is constitutionally valid. The Supreme Court has said in its decision that the Aadhar card is not mandatory for opening a bank account. Besides, the Aadhar card is not necessary for mobile SIM card. But the Supreme Court has upheld the mandatory basis for the PAN.
According to this decision, link/linking of Aadhar card number to the bank account is not mandatory. Similarly, telecom service providers can not ask consumers to link their Aadhaar numbers with their phones. The bench said that the basis for filing income tax returns and making PAN cards is mandatory.
Chief Justice Deepak Mishra, Justice A.K. M. Khanvilkar and Justice A on his behalf. K. Sikri has ruled on the basis. The Supreme Court said that it is mandatory to add Permanent Account Number (PAN) number to the base for income tax return. While hearing the petition challenging constitutional recognition of the Apex court, the Supreme Court said that no mobile company can call the Aadhar card.
Highlights of Supreme Court Verdict -
- Aadhar is not compulsory to get a mobile SIM card, to open a bank account
- Aadhar is compulsory to get a PAN card
- Aadhar is not compulsory to get an admission in a School or College
- Aadhar is compulsory to link a PAN to get an IT refund.
- Aadhar linking to a Bank account is not compulsory
- Aadhar is not compulsory for CBSC, NEAT, UGC
- Private companies should not collect Aadhar information
- Aadhar is compulsory for Government Programmes
- The government should not deny any of its facilities to a person because he is not having Aadhar card.
The five-member Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Deepak Mishra said in its decision on Wednesday that “it is better to be unique than being the best”.
At the end please note that Aadhaar is needed for -
1. Permanent Account Number (PAN)
2. Income Tax Filing
3. Govt. subsidies like LPG