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Aadhaar not mandatory for Social Schemes: Supreme Court

News Agencies | Updated on: 27 March 2017, 14:21 IST

The Supreme Court on Monday said the unique identification number - Aadhaar card - cannot be made mandatory for availing benefits under social welfare schemes.

This was stated by a bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul.

Senior counsel Shyam Divan had challenged a spare of orders issued by the government making Aadhaar mandatory to access benefits under various scheme.

--PTI

First published: 27 March 2017, 14:21 IST
 
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