Monday, February 3, 2014

Supreme Court to hear case against UIDAI and 12 digit biometric aadhaar /UID number

The Supreme Court is to hear the case challenging the legality of UIDAI and 12 digit biometric aadhaar /UID number is on February 4, 2014. Sources have revealed that so far 10 States including Bihar and Jharkhand have filed their affidavits in the Court in this matter. 

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was formed on Jan 28, 2009 by a notification. of Planning Commission. Cabinet Minister Nandan Nilekani's tenure as head of UIDAI comes to an end in July 2014.  

The Contempt Petition (Civil) No. 144/2014 besides Writ Petition (Civil) No. 494 of 2012, W.P(C) NO. 829 of 2013, W.P. (C) NO. 932/2013, T.C. (C) NO. 152/2013, T.C. (C) NO. 151/2013 and W.P.(C) No. 833/2013 is listed for hearing in Court no.4 of Dr. Justice B.S. Chauhan, Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice M.Y. Eqbal. 

Gopal Krishna
Citizens Forum for Civil Liberties (CFCL)

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