The Supreme Court has given its landmark decision related to Aadhaar validity by claiming that it is valid but with the several conditions. A constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Deepak Mishra and four other judges on Wednesday passed a 4:1 verdict in favour of Aadhaar and said that there is no need to use Aadhaar for opening bank accounts or while taking any mobile connection.
The five-judge bench headed by chief justice Deepak Mishra, justice AK Sikri, Ashok Bhushan, DY Chandrachud and AM Khanwilkar has given it decision-related to Aadhaar Validity case reserved for last seven years.
The Apex Court said that the Aadhaar validity is not applicable for the admissions in school administration and Aadhaar law passed by the Parliament as money bill has no illegality.
The educational department where Aadhaar will not be mandatory to use includes CBSE Examination, National Eligibility cum Entrance test for Medical entrance and the University Grant Commission.
However, the Supreme Court made Aadhaar linking with the PAN Card mandatory and Aadhaar validity will also be required for filing ITRs as well as for availing different government welfare schemes.
The most affected area with the decision of the Supreme Court for Aadhaar Validity would be telecom sector as Aadhaar will be optional for both new mobile connection and taking new sim cards.
Section 57 which supports the private entities to retrieve Aadhaar information of the user was bent down and the majority of judges excluding Justice Chandrachund who opposed the validity of Aadhaar.