The Aadhaar project has been a most unfruitful endeavour (“Withdraw notifications making Aadhaar mandatory, Supreme Court tells Centre,” March 25). The UPA appears to have deliberately let this scheme run aground. What was the need for one more proof of identity when people already have voter IDs, ration cards, PAN cards and passports? One can almost say that Aadhaar was a type of hi-tech corruption that has (hopefully) ended with the Court’s ruling.
There have been several instances of government services such as the registration of properties and even marriages being held up as the authorities have insisted on Aadhaar cards. The Supreme Court bench has rightly observed that privacy is one of the basic human rights of an individual, and biometric or other data should not be shared with any authority unless the consent of the person is given in writing.
N.J. Ravi Chander,
Keywords: Aadhaar project