Aadhaar not mandatory for bank account, mobile number but must for ITR filing
Aadhaar card is mandatory for linking PAN for filing ITR, said Supreme Court.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today upheld the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar scheme but imposed some restrictions on its use. The Supreme Court held that while Aadhaar would remain mandatory for filing of income tax returns (ITR) and allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN), it would not be mandatory to link Aadhaar to bank accounts and telecom service providers cannot seek its linking of Aadhaar for mobile connections.The top court also held that Aadhaar would not be mandatory for school admissions. It would also not be mandatory examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE), National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for medical entrance and the University Grants Commission (UGC), the court ruled.