NewDelhi:Supreme Court today partially supported the decision of Government on plea of linking Aadhaar with PAN. The existing Aadhaar card holder must have to link it with their PAN card where as the Bench also made it clear that its not mandate for those who dont have Aadhaar card to apply for it for filling Income Tax.
The Constitution Bench had made the hearing considering the point that the viability of Aadhaar card is yet to be checked weather it violates protection of life and personal liberty (Article21. No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law).
The bench also said, ‘The government to take proper and appropriate steps and the scheme in this regard has to be devised at the earliest to instill confidence among the citizens that the data would not be leaked’