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The Aadhaar scheme was first challenged in the Supreme Court in 2012 on the grounds that it lacked statutory backing and invaded the right to privacy.

SC to hear pleas challenging Aadhaar verdict on June 9

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 04:23 AM IST
In its judgment on September 26, 2018, the top court had by a 4-1 majority affirmed the constitutionality of the 12-digit unique identity scheme and the Aadhaar Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services Act, 2016 (Aadhaar Act).
Ranjana Sonawane stands near a photo of her getting an Aadhaar number, in Maharashtra’s Tembhli village.(Kunal Patil/HT Archive)
Ranjana Sonawane stands near a photo of her getting an Aadhaar number, in Maharashtra’s Tembhli village.(Kunal Patil/HT Archive)

For first recipient of Aadhaar number, an LPG connection 7 years later

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 11:41 PM IST
Ranjana Sonawane, a farm labourer, received her Aadhaar number in 2010.
A general view of Election Commission in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
A general view of Election Commission in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Election Commission likely to resume voluntary linkage of Aadhaar with voter IDs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 11:28 PM IST
The poll panel is currently studying the Supreme Court’s order on Wednesday that ruled Aadhaar is mandatory for filing of income tax returns (ITR) and allotment of Permanent Account Number.
Aadhaar is constitutionally fair and gives “dignity to the marginalised”, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Aadhaar is constitutionally fair and gives “dignity to the marginalised”, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Fintech companies brace for increase in expenses after Supreme Court’s Aadhaar verdict

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Vivina Vishwanathan
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2018 11:16 PM IST
The Supreme Court’s order that private entities cannot avail Aadhaar data, is expected to hit the fintech industry, which rides on electronic know-your-customer (e-KYC) for onboarding customers, because the expense of completing the verification needs are sure to skyrocket.
The petitioners were arguing for the Supreme Court to restore power to the people.(AP Photo)
The petitioners were arguing for the Supreme Court to restore power to the people.(AP Photo)

Supreme Court judgment travels far beyond Aadhaar debate

By Apar Gupta
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2018 11:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court declared the Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid but struck down some of its provisions including its linking with bank accounts, mobile phones and school admissions.
The UIDAI collects demographic and biometric data of an individual during enrolment.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
The UIDAI collects demographic and biometric data of an individual during enrolment.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Data is secure, some information not private: Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samarth Bansal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2018 10:34 PM IST
The court expressed trust in UIDAI’s systems and said that the Central Identities Data Repository — the central database where biometric and demographic data are stored — is secure.
Employees mark their attendance through Aadhaar based system in New Delhi on July 24, 2013.(HT File Photo)
Employees mark their attendance through Aadhaar based system in New Delhi on July 24, 2013.(HT File Photo)

Things to know about Aadhaar, India’s billion-strong biometric database

New Delhi | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 05:26 PM IST
The Supreme Court said Aadhaar would be mandatory for accessing government services, but also ruled that private corporations could not force customers to hand over their ID cards.
An outside view of Supreme Court in New Delhi on September 26.(AP Photo)
An outside view of Supreme Court in New Delhi on September 26.(AP Photo)

Supreme Court upholds Aadhaar with conditions: Here is the chronology of the case

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 04:34 PM IST
The Supreme Court declared the Centre’s flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid but struck down some of its provisions including its linking with bank accounts, mobile phones and school admissions.
A man gives a thumb impression to withdraw money from his bank account with his Aadhaar card in Hyderabad.(AFP File Photo)
A man gives a thumb impression to withdraw money from his bank account with his Aadhaar card in Hyderabad.(AFP File Photo)

Aadhaar must for PAN but not needed for mobile, bank accounts, rules Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 02:45 PM IST
Aadhaar, which was held constitutional by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, isn’t mandatory for exams conducted by the CBSE, NEET for medical entrance and the UGC either.
Supreme Court verdicts today: The court is expected to deliver its judgments on reservations in promotions for SC/ST government employees and live streaming in courts, among other key verdicts today.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Supreme Court verdicts today: The court is expected to deliver its judgments on reservations in promotions for SC/ST government employees and live streaming in courts, among other key verdicts today.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Highlights: SC dismisses plea against appointment of Justice Gogoi as next Chief Justice

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 12:15 AM IST

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to refer its 2006 verdict on benefits of quotas in job promotions for SC/ST employees to a seven-judge bench. In a separate hearing, the apex court agreed to live-streaming and video recording of its proceedings.The Supreme Court is delivering verdicts in several key cases today. In the Aadhaar case, a five-judge bench of the court upheld its constitutional validity by a majority judgment. The court is expected to decide on whether an appellate court’s stay on conviction of a disqualified lawmakers would revive their membership of parliament or legislatures and hear senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel’s plea against the Gujarat high court order refusing to quash a BJP leader’s petition against his election to the Rajya Sabha.Here are the live updates for SC verdicts on SC/ST quota, Ahmad Patel’s plea and live streaming in court:

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