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Move to link digital locker with Aadhaar challenged

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A public interest petition, challenging the government's move to link digital locker facility to Aadhaar cards of citizens, was filed in the Supreme Court on Friday.

The dedicated personal storage service is part of an initiative launched under Digital India programme on July 1 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help citizens digitally store documents like PAN card, passport, mark sheets and degree certificates. It also does away with the inconvenience of physical documents.

RTI activist and Gurgaon resident Sudhir Yadav in his petition urged the court to quash the order making Aadhaar mandatory for availing digital locker facility, saying it violates the fundamental right to equality and discriminate against persons who have no Aadhaar card.

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