Aadhaar verdict: Validation of UID principles, says Nandan Nilekani

‘Aadhaar cleared the ultimate scrutiny’

September 26, 2018 09:37 pm | Updated 09:37 pm IST - Bengaluru

Nandan Nilekani

Nandan Nilekani

Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani, who was the first Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India, has said that the landmark judgment was in favour of the unique identification programme.

“More than just opining on the constitutionality of the Act, the Supreme Court has unequivocally validated the founding principles for Aadhaar. Aadhaar is a unique identity project that is critical to the developmental goals of the nation. Aadhaar includes, doesn’t exclude,” Mr. Nilekani said in a statement to The Hindu .

“The resident was once again recognised as being at the heart of the project, and they have gained new rights that help them assert their ownership over their data. Aadhaar has undergone the ultimate scrutiny in the highest court, and a lot of recommendations have been incorporated. Through the democratic process of discussion and debate, we have created a better and stronger Aadhaar together,” Mr. Nilekani said.

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