05 April 2018

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Aadhaar Blood Urine DNA may become part of Aadhaar Biometric Data what next

Aadhaar Blood Urine DNA may become part of Aadhaar Biometric Data what next

 The five judge  constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra which is examining the validity of Aadhaar scheme
The bench is hearing  petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar and its enabling 2016 law.

on Wednesday BJP government  told the Supreme Court that its Aadhaar scheme has been approved by experts and was not open to judicial review as it was a policy decision.

The BJP government told SC that  Aadhaar is the best way to prevent 'money laundering and deliver subsidies and benefits'.

The Aadhaar Act leaves it open to the government to add any biological attributes. Today you may not, but tomorrow with the growth of technology you may decide to add DNA etc,” the judge said. “Isn’t it excessive delegation if you give UIDAI  the authority to add whatever as biometric and decide mode of collection.” 

The bench said 'biological attributes' are open ended and the authorities may expand and include some more biometric  features in the Aadhaar scheme in future and asked whether it would not amount to 'excessive delegation of powers' by Parliament.

After this Attorney General K K Venugopal  said Blood, urine, DNA may be added, but that will be be subject to examination by the courts, just like right now the court is examining whether collection of fingerprints and iris scans are a violation of privacy

The Supreme Court bench said that The power of UIDAI to decide what is 'biological attributes' and the method of collecting it has to meet the test of proportionality,
Venugopal said The legitimate state interest runs through the entire Aadhaar Act and it has helped in dissipation of subsides, prevention of black money and money laundering by linking it with bank accounts, 

"The policy decisions of the government approved by experts are not subject to judicial review," Attorney General K K Venugopal told the bench.

Attorney General K K Venugopal   in his arguments, also referred to various reports including that of World Bank and said that they acknowledged that India has taken a step to give an identity to the 'poorest of poor', which would finally help in achieving the task of financial inclusion of all.

He said,The only duty of the court is to expound the language of the law and it may not decide whether a particular policy decision is fair or not.

The bench asked Venugopal that the people, opposed to the scheme, say that it violated the doctrine of proportionality.

The Aadhaar scheme satisfies the test of proportionality by showing a rational nexus between the means and the goal, he said, adding that all subsidies were part of right to life with dignity and would prevail over the right to privacy.

The Venugopal asserted that the three main objectives behind Aadhaar is to curb money laundering, tax evasion and terrorism.

The state has a legitimate state interest in rolling out Aadhaar, he said.

On the issue of 16-digit virtual Aadhaar ID, Venugopal said that it is an excellent safety measure.

Is it the onus on the individual to generate and get a virtual ID, the bench then asked.

As Venugopal replied in affirmative, the bench asked as to whether 1.2 billion citizens can do it and said the Aadhaar may pass the test of 'legitimate state interest', but the doctrine of proportionality has to be satisfied.

Venugopal will continue with his arguments on Thursday.  

What next on the name of Aadhaar Law government will insert a GPS tracking chip inside the blood of every Indian citizen and government will say that GPS chip is necessary to stop the crimes.

Remember Compulsory Aadhaar is brought by BJP government.

Aadhaar if goes in a hand of wrong politician , it will become a monitoring tool and every citizen will become a slave of that politician or political leader and his party.

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