Aadhar card not mandatory for availing govt benefits: SC

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New Delhi, March 16: The Supreme Court on Monday made it clear that Aadhar cards will not be mandatory for availing government benefits.

According to a Times of India report, the apex court has asked the Centre to follow its 2013 order on the issue.

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Earlier in 2013, the apex court had also issued an interim order which had said Aadhaar card be not made mandatory for people for availing any government services and nobody should be deprived of any such facilities for want of the card.

The Centre, UIDAI and three oil PSUs - IOCL, BPCL and HPCL - had later on moved the apex court seeking modification of its order that Aadhaar card is not mandatory and no person should suffer for want of it in getting the benefits of government schemes.

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