Aadhaar verdict: You just got big relief! Check top 5 things SC struck down today

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Sep 26, 2018, 02:23 PM IST

Aadhaar verdict: Big relief for the Indian citizen has come courtesy Supreme Court today, making day to day life much easier for them by removing so many frustrating rules. The Supreme Court today declared the Central government's Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid but struck down some of its biggest provisions including that impacted the citizens. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra banned a few provisions that were earlier mandatory. Let us have a look at those norms that were struck down in the apex court's historic verdict, which citizens of the country no longer have to follow. 


1. The constitution bench held that it would not be mandatory to link Aadhaar to bank accounts, but said it would remain mandatory for filing of IT returns and allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN). Image source: PTI



2. The bench comprising five-judge directed that telecom service providers cannot seek its linking of Aadhaar for mobile connections. Image source: Reuters


3. It would also not be mandatory for school admissions, as also for the examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Examination, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for medical entrance and the University Grants Commission. Image source: Reuters


4. The Supreme Court also struck down the national security exception under the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act. Image source: Reuters


5. SC struck down Section 57 of Aadhaar Act permitting private entities to avail Aadhaar data and ruled that Aadhaar authentication data cannot be stored for more than six months. It directed the government not to give Aadhaar to illegal immigrants. Image source: Reuters