The government on Wednesday made quoting of Aadhaar number or enrolment ID mandatory to apply for PAN. The Centre has also notified amended income tax rules, making it mandatory the linking of existing Aadhaar numbers with PAN.
The Supreme Court on June 27 refused to pass any interim order against the Central government notification making Aadhaar mandatory for availing benefits of various social welfare schemes.
A vacation Bench said that no interim order could be passed at this stage on the “mere apprehension” of the petitioners that the government may deprive people of availing benefits of social welfare schemes due to lack of Aadhaar.
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