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Govt notifies new rules to expand the use of Aadhaar beyond welfare schemes

Govt notifies new rules to expand the use of Aadhaar beyond welfare schemes
Govt notifies new rules to expand the use of Aadhaar beyond welfare schemes
In September 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that Aadhaar could only be used to authenticate beneficiaries of government subsidy schemes.

Synopsis

This means it can now be “voluntarily” linked to the upcoming health identity card-for-all project as well as existing government services such as obtaining a driving licence.

New Delhi: The government has notified new rules under the Aadhaar Act, expanding the use of the 12-digit unique identity number beyond restricted state-funded welfare programmes.This means it can now be “voluntarily” linked to the upcoming health identity card-for-all project as well as existing government services such as obtaining a driving licence.Explaining the reason behind the move, a senior government official said there was a “real
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