New Delhi, Aug 24 (PTI) Soon after the Supreme Court today unanimously ruled that individual privacy is a fundamental right, top ministers went into a huddle to discuss its implications, particularly on the use of the world’s largest biometric ID card programme, Aadhaar.Also Read - Kerala Leaders to Face Trial as Supreme Court Rejects Plea Over Damaging Assembly Property
Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Nripendra Misra went to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to discuss the possible ramifications. Also Read - Aadhaar Card Update: Now You Can Modify Name, Gender, Date Of Birth Easily | Step-by-step Guide Here
While none of them offered any comments, officials said the government will give a structured response. Also Read - Aadhaar Card Update: Here’s How You Can Apply For Baal Aadhaar Card Sitting at Home | Follow Step-by-step Guide Here
Immediately after the 9-member bench of the Supreme Court gave its ruling, Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO, UIDAI, the agency that issues biometric Aadhaar cards, called on Prasad, who then went to meet Jaitley.
Pandey, too, refused to comment on the ruling.
A senior government official, asking not to be named, said the verdict “is in line with the government’s view”. He did not elaborate.
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