After Aadhaar Verdict, what needs to be linked and what doesn’t

The Supreme Court on September 26 made clear the list of services for which biometric ID Aadhaar needs to be mandatorily linked, and the ones for which it is not required

Photo by Pallava Bagla/Corbis via Getty Images
Photo by Pallava Bagla/Corbis via Getty Images

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday made clear the list of services for which biometric ID Aadhaar needs to be mandatorily linked, and the ones for which it is not required. Here’s a quick guide:

Service requiring Aadhaar linking

  • It is mandatory to link PAN with Aadhaar.
  • Aadhaar is compulsory for filing Income Tax returns.
  • Aadhaar must for availing facilities of welfare schemes and government subsidies.

Service not requiring Aadhaar linking

  • It is not mandatory to link bank account with Aadhaar.
  • Telecom service providers cannot ask for linking mobile number with Aadhaar.
  • CBSE, NEET, UGC cannot make Aadhaar mandatory.
  • Aadhaar not compulsory for school admissions.
  • No child can be denied benefits of any schemes on not being able to bring Aadhaar.

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