Furthermore, if the Aadhaar Bill is enacted, it would become necessary for every citizen residing in the country for more than 182 days to enroll for an Aadhaar card. Whereas the Supreme Court has ruled that Aadhar cannot be made mandatory.
Like all things great, the Aadhaar scheme is only as beneficial as the hand administering it. Aadhaar is one of the most transformational initiatives in independent India.
The Aadhaar Bill does not specifically prohibit law enforcement and intelligence agencies from using the Aadhaar number as a link (key) across various datasets (such as telephone records, air travel records, etc.) in order to recognise patterns of behaviour.
The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Aadhaar Bill to provide a unique identity to residents and give legal teeth to the government in ensuring that its subsidies and services directly reach the beneficiaries in entirety.