- SC confirmed that the card is not compulsory, and warned that officials ignoring this would be taken to task.
- Some other curious facts around Aadhaar – The National Identification Authority of India (NIAI) Bill, (for legal backing + use of biometrics) to create a unique identity for every resident of India is still pending in the Parliament.
- The UID (Unique Identification) and NPR (National Population Register) are both government identity schemes that aggregate personal data.
Discuss: What’s the difference? The NPR Scheme has been created pursuant to the 2004 Amendment of the Citizenship Act. The central govt. has the power to compulsorily register citizens for an Identity Card. The UIDAI was set up through an executive notification.