Today, SC to set the hearing on the mandatory Aadhar Card linkage issue. As per the reports, the Supreme Court will begin its final hearing on the pending petitions challenging the validity of Aadhaar card and mandatory linkage with govt services. After the facing series of ups and downs, the biometric identification Aadhaar card mandatory linking with government services to be heard by SC soon. According to the sources, the nine-judge of Supreme Court bench to hold a hearing on petitions against Aadhaar as well as 8 other national issues.
In the historical verdict over the biometric identification and mandatory linking, in 2017, August, the Supreme Court declared that individual privacy is a fundamental right. As per the reports, the bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra will begin hearing on the five years matter after the first PIL was filed against Aadhaar card. However, Supreme Court has covered several melodramas and controversies from last week. The controversies in SC has embarked after the four judges of Supreme Court attacked CJI Deepak Misra with Press Conference. In an unprecedented move, the judges of Supreme Court has also shared seven-page letter prescribed of Justice Loya’s death and the case given to Junior judges.
Although currently, the government has extended the deadline of Aadhaar Card linking to the bank accounts, LPG connections and mobile phones until 31st March 2017. As per the reports, to link Aadhaar card with government services is mandatory just to keep a record of income tax paid by consumers. The Aadhaar card is the 12 digits biometric number which is used for identification purpose. The government has made it mandatory to link Aadhaar with bank accounts as well as mobile phones. However, the several petitions have been filed against the decision of the government to make it mandatory to link Aadhaar with other government services.