Aadhar Card Mandatory For Exams; What About Right to Privacy?

By Malavikka

Aadhar card is now mandatory for attending JEE, some college exams and even school exams! Wait. What happened to the hall ticket system? Oh, hall ticket is now part of the list of documents that you must produce as proof before attending an exam. Then why Aadhar? Well, Aadhar is now linked to so many things that it could soon contain a database of all your personal details, sufficient enough to clone a fake profile of yours.

What is happening now with respect to the Aadhar linking?

Ther Supreme Court has today passed a verdict that restores the privacy of the citizens. The central government had earlier argued that right to privacy was not a part of the constitutional law or it was not meant to be when it was framed. However, the panel of judges who looked into a case against this practise were undeterred by the claims to justify linking all your personal details to Aadhar.

Also Read: Include Aadhar Card Number in Degrees and Certificates: UGC Directs Universities

Right to Privacy

Article 21 of the Constitution, which guarantees a right to life and personal liberty includes the right to privacy, it was declared in the judgement that was passed today by a nine-judges bench at the Supreme Court of India.

Aadhar Card Mandatory For Exams

Aadhar project

The union government had pursued a project to give every Indian resident a unique 12-digit ID that includes their biometric data and personal details. Now that the Supreme Court has interpreted that every citizen has Right to Privacy, the next step towards establishing the Aadhar system to secure amneties and complete government procedures by the citizens will be a hindered journey.

Will Aadhar card be mandated and incorporated in all walks of the education system?

The answer to this question will be clear once the Centre announces its next course of action in this regard and the coherent decisions that the Supreme Court will be taking in the future.

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