The Supreme Court on Monday observed that Aadhar card cannot stand in the way of citizens accessing the benefits of social welfare schemes of the government. However, it remarked that government can press for Aadhaar card for income tax filings.
The court's oral observations came during a mentioning for an early date for hearing a batch of pending petitions questioning the Aadhaar scheme and privacy issues emanating from the fact that biological, personal and bank details of citizens are shared at a large-scale. The court, however, did not commit to any specific dates, but did not agree for an out-of-turn hearing.
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