Aadhar not mandatory for bank accounts, cell phones, school admissions, exams
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has ruled that linking Aadhar is not mandatory for bank accounts.
It can't be demanded from students appearing in examinations.
Also, it can't be demanded from parents for admission of children.
The Apex Court has made it clear that there is no need to link Aadhar with cell phones. Further, private companies can't demand it. In a way, it is big relief to a large chunk of population.
Though the Supreme Court observed that Adhar has lately become an important identifaction document, it maintained that It is not compulsory for school admissions, UGC-NEET or CBSE examinations.
The section 57 has been scrapped. It means that private companies can't demand Aadhar number from you. The Court has, however, upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhar.