Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Union Cabinet approved the Aadhaar amendment bill.


Cabinet has passed an ordinance that brings back the use of Aadhaar by private companies on a voluntary basis. The bill is in the context of the Supreme Court ruling on Aadhaar Act, where the ruling said that Aadhaar should be used only for government entities. It struck down the clause in Aadhaar Act that allowed Aadhaar to use by private firms including banks and telecom operators.