Aadhaar came in limelight again after vice chairman of Niti Aayog Rajiv Kumar commented on the Supreme Court’s judgement of “right to privacy as a fundamental right”.
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At the conclave on financial inclusion organized by United Nations in India, he says,
The Supreme Court of India passed the historical judgement on 24th August that right to privacy is a fundamental right guaranteed under the Indian Constitution.
This judgement by the apex court has a greater impact on the 12 digit identification number i.e. Aadhaar Card which has been mandated by the Government to avail most of the subsidised schemes offered by the Government and various other services as well.
The court had declared that
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday says that
However, the Government is yet to prove that if Aadhaar can prevent right to privacy on the dissemination of social benefits or national security.
He believes that at this point of time, India needs a digital push and financial inclusion at the frontiers of technology.Rajiv Kumar quoted here saying that