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Constitutional Validity of Aadhaar

Recently, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Aadhaar in its majority verdict (4 out of 5 judges). It is in this light, there is a need to look up the background of the Aadhaar issue and analyse various verdicts. Evolution of Aadhaar Concerns about national security is the reason for the origin of ..

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Supreme Court declares Centre’s flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid for filing of IT returns and allotment of PAN

On September 26, the Supreme Court of India (SCI) declared the Centre’s flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid for filing of IT returns and allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN), but struck down some of its provisions including its linking with bank accounts, mobile phones and school admissions. A 5-judge constitution bench headed by Chief ..

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Union Cabinet approved proposal to levy 60% deduction on accounted deposits

The Union Cabinet has approved a proposal to levy close to 60% deduction on unaccounted deposits in banks above a threshold by amending the Income Tax (I-T) Act. The move was taken amid banks reporting over Rs 21,000 crore being deposited in zero-balance Jan Dhan accounts post demonetisation, which the government doubts to be the laundered black ..

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Government launches Revamped Aadhaar Toll-Free Helpline No. 1947

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched a revamped version of its Toll-free helpline number: 1947, in the wake of growing usage of Aadhaar number in the services like Banking, government welfare schemes etc. Key facts The service will be free of cost and will be available on all days on IVRS (Interactive Voice ..

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Home Ministry to assist UIDAI in bio-metric data-collection

As per the Union Cabinet, the Home Ministry and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will together collect biometric data of 1.2 billion Indians. What was the issue? Home Ministry and the UIDAI were debating over the issue of collection of biometric data which necessitates the right to scan people’s eyes and fingerprints. The ..

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