SC agrees to hear Centre's plea on Aadhaar card

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on October 8 Centre's plea seeking modification of an earlier order that Aadhaar card is not mandatory and no person should suffer for want of it
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PTI 04 Oct 2013, 07:56 PM IST
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on October 8 Centre's plea seeking modification of an earlier order that Aadhaar card is not mandatory and no person should suffer for want of it in getting benefits of government schemes.





The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOPNG), in its application, has sought "clarification or modification" of the order for continuing with its Direct Benefit Transfer for Liquefied Petroleum Gas Consumers (DBTL) scheme which can be availed by only those persons who have secured Aadhaar cards.

A bench comprising Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justice Ranjan Gogoi considered the brief submission of Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran, appearing for the Centre and said, "List it on Tuesday."

"We seek modification of the order which said that Aadhaar card is not mandatory," the law officer said.

 
   
 

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