Friday, 27 April 2018

SC Never Asked Aadhaar Linking with mobile number

There were news being circulated that Government is forcily making people of the country to submit their Aadhaar cards for Mobile Number verification. Finally, Government has said that Supreme Court had never asked mobile phone users to link their Aadhaar with phone numbers.

By this news, People came
to know that Telecom companies can no longer pester their customers, forcing them to link mobiles with Aadhaar. Case pertaining to privacy issues of Aadhaar which is being heard by a 5-Judge bench in Supreme Court, Govt. has admitted that Supreme Court never asked for Aadhaar linking of mobile numbers.

Senior Advocate Rakesh Dwivedi, who is representing Govt. of India right now, has said no such directive came from Supreme Court on this matter. Govt. was using this Supreme Court order as an excuse to enforce Aadhaar linking with mobile phones. Rakesh said that they were enforcing Aadhaar linkage based on Section 4 of the Aadhaar Act and the Telegraph Act.

TRAI can no longer ask telecom operators to enforce mandatory Aadhaar linkage for subscribers.

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