Aadhaar not important for social schemes says SC

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today stated that the unique identification number of Aadhaar card will not be mandatory for utilizing benefits under social welfares schemes.

This was a statement given by a bench of Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar.

Senior counsel Shyam Divan had first challenged a standby of orders issued by the government making unique identification number important to use benefits under various social schemes.

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