Section 1 (3) of Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 reads: "It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint; and different dates may, be appointed for different provisions of this Act and any reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the commencement of that provision." Thus, it is abundantly clear that Central Government has not notified 'coming into force' of Aadhaar Act, 2016 as yet.
All the orders of Supreme Court are still in force as per Court's order of 15th October, 2015 and they will remain in force till the time court itself does not waive them. The Hon’ble Court’s order makes it clear that UID/ aadhaar remains voluntary.
Therefore, no one can be asked to produce UID/ aadhaar for disbursement of all Government subsidies/Scholarships/Fellowships which are to be disbursed directly into the beneficiaries' account.
1. Central Government has not notified 'coming into force' of Aadhaar Act, 2016
2. UID/Aadhaar cannot be made compulsory because of orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court.
3. Passage of the Act by Parliament does not automatically imply that any agency can make UID/Aadhaar compulsory disregarding Hon’ble Court’s orders.