Various digital wallet companies had debarred users who refused to share their Aadhar card details. Now, customers, those who had complied as well as those who did not, are asking the respective service providers to respect the Supreme Court verdict in letter and spirit
New Delhi: Just after the Supreme court order that struck down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, digital wallet companies, banks, phone operators are flooded with requests of withdrawing the consent of use of Aadhar card. Customers are asking the companies to delete their Aadhaar data from the system.
The customers on social networking sites are warning the banks and other companies that, after the request of withdrawal, if the companies do not delete their Aadhaar data, they will consider their details "stolen property".
Various digital wallet companies had debarred users who refused to share their Aadhaar card details. Now, customers, those who had complied as well as those who did not, are asking the companies to allow them to use their money as they cannot be forced to give away their particulars on Aadhaar any more.
Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, which now stands revoked, had led to private companies seeking Aadhaar card details from their customers. "Nothing contained in this Act shall prevent the use of Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose, whether by the State or any body corporate or person, pursuant to any law, for the time being in force, or any contract to this effect: Provided that the use of Aadhaar number under this section shall be subject to the procedure and obligations under section 8 and Chapter VI," the Section says.
Apart from private companies, schools cannot force parents to submit their Aadhaar card either. For examinations like NEET, those conducted by the CBSE, Aadhaar will not be mandatory.
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Last Updated Sep 26, 2018, 2:50 PM IST