Supreme Court verdict on Aadhaar validity today: 5 things to watch out for
The much awaited ruling on Aadhaar will be one of the key defining moments before Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra hands over the reins to his successor, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, on 3 October.
New Delhi: Nearly five months after the Supreme Court (SC) had reserved its verdict on issues related to Aadhaar, ranging from its legality to its compulsory use for availing various services, the top court will pronounce its judgment on the matter today. The judgment will determine the fate of Aadhaar- the 12-digit biometric identity number which has been issued to more than 1.22 billion residents of India. This comes at a time when Aadhaar is instrumental for availing a host of services, including central and state government schemes ( such as PDS, LPG, and MNREGA), banking services, telecom connections, filing of income tax returns and for also making Aadhaar-based digital payments.