Aadhaar Linking are not Compulsory including Digital Wallets

Aadhaar Linking are not Compulsory including Digital Wallets

The supreme court of India has announced last Wednesday that it is not mandatory to link bank accounts and mobile numbers with Aadhaar or when opening a bank account or for obtaining a new SIM card also for digital wallets like PAYTM, AMAZON PAY, PHONEPE etc.. It also said at No mobile company can demand Aadhaar card.

With the Supreme Court verdict, telecom service providers like Airtel, Vodafone, Jio and others can no longer force users to link their Aadhaar card to their current mobile number. It also means that not linking Aadhaar to mobile phone numbers will no longer result in telecom services being stopped for the customer.

However it is not mandatory for UGC, NEET & CBSE examinations as well as school admissions. It added that Biometric data shall not be shared with any agency without the permission of the court.

The supreme court also asked central government to introduce a strong data protection law.

“Education has taken us from thumb impression to signature, now technology has taken us from signature to thumb impression,” 

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