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Aadhaar can’t be mandatory for central welfare schemes:Supreme Court

New Delhi:27/3/17: Aadhaar can’t be mandatory for central welfare schemes, the Supreme Court said on Monday, but added that it cannot stop the government from linking the Aadhaar number to the opening of bank accounts or filing of tax returns.

The top court further observed that a 7-judge bench has to be set up to hear the pleas challenging Aadhaar, but right now it was not possible.

Recently the government has decided to make Aadhaar number mandatory for filing of Income Tax returns and compulsory linking it with PAN card.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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