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Aadhaar mandatory to avoid fake PAN cards, says govt in SC

AG said due to Aadhaar, govt has saved over Rs 50k cr on schemes to benefit poor

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government on Tuesday defended in the Supreme Court its decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for issuing of PAN cards, saying it was done to curb the use of fake PAN cards across the country. Attorney General (AG) Mukul Rohatgi told a bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan that the programme of PAN had become suspect as it could be faked while Aadhaar is a "secure and robust" system by which the identity of an individual cannot be faked. The AG said that due to Aadhaar, government has saved over Rs 50,000 crore on the schemes to benefit the poor as ...

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First Published: Tue, May 02 2017. 17:42 IST
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