Aadhaar Card is mandatory for PAN Card linking
The Supreme Court declared Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid but struck down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act that permitted private entities to use Aadhaar data.
Key Points :
■ Aadhaar is mandatory for filing of income tax returns (ITR) and allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN).
■ SC says CBSE, NEET, UGC cannot make Aadhaar mandatory. The 12-digit number is also not compulsory for school admissions.
■ SC says it is not mandatory to link Aadhaar with bank accounts.
■ Telecom service providers also cannot seek linking of Aadhaar.
■ It is better to be unique than being best; Aadhaar means unique: Supreme Court.
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