Aadhaar number not mandatory for students taking all-India exams, rules Supreme Court
New Delhi: The Supreme Court docket on Wednesday directed the CBSE to not make Aadhaar quantity necessary for enrollment of scholars showing in NEET 2018 and different all-India exams.
A five-judge Structure bench headed by Chief justice Dipak Misra directed the CBSE to add the knowledge on their web site.
Earlier, the Distinctive Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had instructed the apex courtroom that it had not authorised CBSE for mandatorily taking Aadhar variety of college students for showing in NEET examinations.
Lawyer Common KK Venugopal had instructed the apex courtroom on Wednesday that like in Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam, different ID proofs could be given for the exams.
The UIDAI’s remarks got here on a plea difficult the choice of CBSE looking for mandatorily the Aadhaar quantity or Aadhaar enrolment quantity from college students who’re aspiring to take up the NEET 2018 exams.
The Gujarat Excessive Court docket had dismissed the plea on February 27, 2018.
In the meantime, the deadline for necessary linking of Aadhaar to avail numerous providers and welfare schemes run by the federal government could also be additional prolonged past March 31, the Centre had indicated within the SC on Tuesday.
The Centre had stated that since some extra time can be wanted to conclude the extended listening to within the Aadhaar case, the federal government might prolong the deadline from March 31, 2018.
A five-judge Structure bench comprising CJI and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan had agreed with the rivalry of Venugopal.
On December 15, 2018, the apex courtroom had prolonged until March 31 2018, the deadline for necessary linking of Aadhaar with numerous providers and welfare schemes.
Earlier on February 22, 2018, former Karnataka Excessive Court docket decide Justice KS Puttaswamy had instructed the apex courtroom that a number of deaths had reportedly taken place because of hunger on account of glitches within the Aadhaar-based public distribution system and the courtroom should think about granting them compensation.
He had urged the bench to contemplate granting compensation to those that had suffered on the bottom of exclusion because of Aadhaar, notably the kin of the hunger dying victims.
(With PTI inputs)