Where Aadhaar is mandatory and where not
Post Supreme Court September 26 verdict on Aadhaar and there are many debate around the authenticity of Aadhaar which is an document proof for all government services in India. This disarmed private entities like banks, telecom operators, and e-wallet service providers from asking you to furnish your Aadhaar information in order to avail their services.
Where Aadhaar is Mandatory and where it is not!
Aadhaar is no longer mandatory for availing the following services
Bank account: After the SC verdict, one does not need to link Aadhaar with their new/existing bank accounts.
Mobile connection: After the scrapping of Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, private companies like telecom operators can no longer ask users to link their Aadhaar with SIM cards.
Schools/Exams: Aadhaar is no longer mandatory to register for tests like NEET, UGC and CBSE Board exams.
List of services for which the Aadhaar is still mandatory
PAN: The linkage of PAN and Aadhaar continues to be mandatory, under Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act.
I-T Returns: Since Aadhaar-PAN linking is still mandatory, one will need their Aadhaar card at the time of filing of Income Tax returns…..Read More>>>